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Jellyfish research leads to ‘sting stopper’ for Nyad’s Cuba-to-Florida swim

Jellyfish researcher

“The Jellyfish Lady.”  That’s the way the DISCOVERY CHANNEL is currently describing Dr. Angel Yanagihara of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai`i. The intrepid biomedical researcher is regularly featured in news articles and scientific documentaries, which recognize her as one of the world’s most accomplished experts in box jellyfish. Dr. Yanagihara has developed …

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Mountain West Research Consortium: Improving clinical and translational research

Researchers in laboratory

There’s a different kind of “Mountain West”—this one isn’t about athletics, it’s about research, and the University of Hawai`i Mānoa is a part of it. The “Mountain West Research Consortium,” founded in March 2009, was formed to strengthen biomedical research throughout 13 universities by leveraging each other’s activities. The National Institute of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded …

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International biomedical collaboration produces ‘glowing green rabbits’

Green baby rabbits

Using an active transgenesis technique founded by medical researchers at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, scientists in Turkey have produced glowing green rabbits. This is the first time the UH technique has been used to produce rabbits. The transgenic rabbits were born last week at the University of Istanbul. In normal lighting, they look just like their furry, white …

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Natural dietary supplement demonstrates positive results in the fight against diabetes

Group photograph of alternative medicine dept.

By Kathleen Kihmm Connolly Research conducted by the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) department has demonstrated that a dietary supplement containing 5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) has the potential to prevent or delay the progression of diabetes in pre-diabetic populations (Rodriguez et al. 2012). In their study researchers demonstrated a statistically significant decrease in two hours …

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UHM helps establish biomedical research laboratory at the College of Micronesia

With help from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, the College of Micronesia has opened a new biomedical research laboratory in the agriculture building on the college’s national campus at Palikir, Pohnpei, in the Federated States of Micronesia. The new research facility, which opened on April 30, is the fourth such training laboratory established …

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UH Cancer Center and Chemistry Department Researchers Collaborate in Development of New Anti-Cancer Drug

Natural compound known as englerin A specifically kills renal cancer cells Associate Professor Joe W. Ramos, a cancer biologist at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center in collaboration with Assistant Professor William Chain from the University of Hawaii’s Chemistry Department are the first to describe the biological effects that a compound known as englerin A has on renal cancer cells. …

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New degree in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health launched

Dr. Maile Taualii

By Tina Shelton Director of Communications, Office of the Dean of Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine The Office of Public Health Studies, part of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, in partnership with the JABSOM Department of Native Hawaiian Health, is launching a new Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health …

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