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Dr. Zachary Silver

UM Infectious Disease Researchers Make Important HIV Structural Discovery

A team led by HIV researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has made an important discovery involving the structure of the virus that could facilitate use of new antibody-based treatment strategies.

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Dr. Jodie A. Barkin

Acute Pancreatitis Cases Linked to Cannabis Use May Be Milder, Less Costly

In a recent study, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers found that patients with acute pancreatitis and a cannabis exposure have significantly lower mortality, morbidity and costs related to hospitalization and care than acute pancreatitis patients with no cannabis use.

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Steven L. Cohn, M.D.

Dr. Steven L. Cohn Remains Busy as Conference Speaker

Steven L. Cohn, M.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Medicine and former medical director of the UHealth Preoperative Assessment Center and the UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital medical consultation service, has remained active since his retirement from UM.

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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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