John Bissler, MD, Receives $637,501 Grant for Renal Tumor Research

John Bissler, MD, Receives $637,501 Grant for Renal Tumor Research

John Bissler, MD, and his research team study a disease in children and adults called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), which predisposes ...

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Professor Subimal Datta Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Study Molecular Processes of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and Recovery

Professor Subimal Datta Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Study Molecular Processes of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and Recovery

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, also known as dreaming sleep, is naturally regulated so that daily amounts are relatively consistent ...

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Dr. Lawrence Pfeffer Publishes Findings on Gene that Inhibits Tumor Growth in Brain Cancer

Dr. Lawrence Pfeffer Publishes Findings on Gene that Inhibits Tumor Growth in Brain Cancer

Lawrence Pfeffer, PhD, Muirhead Professor of Pathology and director of the Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee ...

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Associate Professor Mohamad Elabiad Receives $26,818 Grant for Blood Transfusion Research

Associate Professor Mohamad Elabiad Receives $26,818 Grant for Blood Transfusion Research

Small amounts of two heavy metals, lead and mercury, are naturally present in human blood. In adult transfusions these amounts ...

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Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, Named President, Medicine & Science by the American Diabetes Association

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, Named President, Medicine & Science by the American Diabetes Association

Sets Goal to Emphasize the Organization’s Global Work in Research and Education As the 2015 president, Medicine & Science for the ...

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Murfreesboro Foundation Provides $100,000 Gift for Scholarship, Innovation Gallery in College of Pharmacy at UTHSC

Murfreesboro Foundation Provides $100,000 Gift for Scholarship, Innovation Gallery in College of Pharmacy at UTHSC

Two UTHSC Pharmacy Alums Contribute to the Development of Future Pharmacy Graduates The Reeves-Sain Foundation Inc. of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has made ...

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Program Designed by UTHSC Medical Students Instructs Area High School Students about Sexually Transmitted Infections

Program Designed by UTHSC Medical Students Instructs Area High School Students about Sexually Transmitted Infections

Student-2-Student Memphis Aims to Reduce Infection Rates Among Area Youth Medical students from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) ...

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UTHSC Prof Focuses on Anesthesia Research with $327,340 NIH Grant

UTHSC Prof Focuses on Anesthesia Research with $327,340 NIH Grant

Anesthesiology is a practice that helps eliminate pain for almost 20 million patients in the United States who undergo surgery ...

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Professor George Huang, DDS, of UTHSC Receives 2015 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology

Dr. George Huang is the 2015 Recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology and Regeneration from the International Association for Dental Research.

Dr. George Huang is the 2015 Recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology and Regeneration from the International Association for Dental Research.

George Huang, DDS, director and professor in the Department of Bioscience Research in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award in Pulp Biology, given by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

Dr. Huang was recognized during the opening ceremonies of the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the IADR, which were held in Boston in conjunction with the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 39th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. [Read more...]

John Bissler, MD, Receives $637,501 Grant for Renal Tumor Research

A $637,501 grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity will allow Dr. John Bissler and his research team to study prevention and treatment options for tuberous sclerosis complex.

A $637,501 grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity will allow Dr. John Bissler and his research team to study prevention and treatment options for tuberous sclerosis complex.

John Bissler, MD, and his research team study a disease in children and adults called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), which predisposes patients to an unusual type of renal tumors. The team aims to use a newly developed model to study whether anti-hypertension drugs already approved for use in children will prevent tumors and the disease.

Dr. Bissler, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $637,501 from theU.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity to study renal tumor treatment options. The award will be used to support a project titled, “Prevention of TSC Renal Disease,” and will be distributed over three years. [Read more...]

The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center, Managed by UT Health Science Center, Reaccredited

The West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center (WTRFC), which has been managed by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) since July 1, 2014, has been reaccredited by The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). The association is the premier organization of physician medical examiners, coroners, medical death investigators and medicolegal system administrators in the United States. [Read more...]

Professor Subimal Datta Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Study Molecular Processes of Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and Recovery

With the help of a $1.4 million NIH grant, Dr. Subimal Datta and his research team will be able to gain more insight into REM sleep and the recovery process associated with it.

With the help of a $1.4 million NIH grant, Dr. Subimal Datta and his research team will be able to gain more insight into REM sleep and recovery.

Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, also known as dreaming sleep, is naturally regulated so that daily amounts are relatively consistent and losses are made up during the next period of sleep. This well-documented phenomenon is called REM sleep rebound. [Read more...]

The 2015 Frank M. Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health to Focus on Alcohol Use Disorders and Populations Most at Risk

Norfleet GraphicNational and Local Speakers Discuss Genetic Factors in Alcohol Abuse; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Perils of Mixing Energy Drinks and Alcohol

Alcohol use disorder (AUD), characterized by misuse of alcohol despite negative physical, mental, personal, financial or legal consequences, is a major national public health issue. [Read more...]