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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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Introduced to the U.S. marketplace in 2007, e-cigarettes have become the most commonly used tobacco product among American youth.

Miller School Researchers Find Link between E-Cigarettes and Lung Infections

A team of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found a link between the use of electronic cigarettes and the risk of development of mycobacteria-related lung infections.

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From left, Louis Wolfson III, Scott Sadowski, Julio Frenk, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Cynthia Levy, M.D., Gino Torretta, Eugene Schiff, M.D., Henri Ford, M.D., M.H.A., Edward Abraham, M.D., and Andrew Hertz.

Dr. Cynthia Levy Honored with Arthur H. Hertz Endowed Chair in Liver Diseases

As the late Arthur Hertz’s sons, family, friends, and colleagues looked on, his legacy extended into yet another extraordinary chapter at the University of Miami. During an emotional ceremony on May 13, the Arthur H. Hertz Endowed Chair in Liver Diseases was formally presented, bringing with it resources in perpetuity so UM’s physician-scientists can innovate state-of-the-art treatments and cures for liver disease.

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