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From left, Sabita Roy, Ph.D., with first author Li Zhang, M.S.

Researchers Find Probiotics Can Reduce Morphine Tolerance in Mice

A group of researchers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Surgery and the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have found that probiotics can reduce morphine tolerance when used as an adjunct therapy in germ-free mice.

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Community health worker Jakisha Blackmon signing up a Liberty Square housing project resident for HIV testing.

A Clinic without Walls Aims to Conquer HIV/AIDS

As the nation observes National HIV Testing Day today, the University of Miami’s street-based, rapid-HIV testing program holds the promise of becoming a model for reaching at-risk communities. “You don’t have to get tested and wait two long weeks — two long weeks — to get the results. It’s 20 minutes at best. Technology is a wonderful thing.”

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Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., back row, fourth from right, with members of her laboratory. Alla Mitrofanova, Ph.D., is front row, second from right.

Miller School Researchers Find Potential New Strategy for Diabetic Kidney Disease

A research team at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found a potential new strategy for treating diabetic kidney disease. “We have identified a new lipid that is deficient in diabetic kidney disease,” said Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and director of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center.

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