News : 2017 : November

From left, Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D., Mai Huynh, Govindi Samaranayake, Rolando Lyles, Clara Troccoli, and Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D.

Sylvester Researchers and Colleagues Identify Novel Therapeutic Target for Incurable Prostate Cancer

A collaborative study by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and colleagues has identified a novel therapeutic target for incurable prostate cancer. The research found a critical role for thioredoxin-1, a protein that protects cells from oxidative stress, in the progression of prostate cancer to the incurable castration-resistant stage.

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From left, Michael A. Kolber, M.D., Ph.D., Hansel Tookes, M.D., M.P.H., and Daniel J. Feaster, Ph.D.

NIDA Grant Awarded to Researchers to Identify Best Practices to Boost PrEP Adherence

An international collaboration among researchers in Miami, New York, and Montreal aims to determine the best strategies for effectively providing people who inject drugs with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect them from HIV infection. Their efforts will be backed by an $8 million grant just awarded from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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From left, Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D., with Governor Rick Scott.

Dr. Zachariah Named to State University System’s Board of Governors

Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed Zachariah P. Zachariah, M.D., one of the nation’s leading cardiologists and medical director of UHealth Cardiology in Fort Lauderdale, to the State University System’s Board of Governors. With 12 universities and more than 341,000 students, the State University System of Florida is the second-largest public university system in the nation.

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