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Professor Jonathan Wall Receives $1.58 Million Grant for Amyloid Disease Research

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It is well known that patients with Alzheimer’s and other disorders, such as type 2 diabetes, develop amyloid, a substance composed of sticky protein fibers and sugar molecules that builds up in the brain or other organs in the body. Doctors do not know whether this material causes the diseases, or whether the diseases lead… Read More


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Early Brain Development and Function Are Focus of 2014 Norfleet Forum for the Advancement of Health

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CANDLE Study and the Neuroscience Institute at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Partner with The Urban Child Institute for Brain Awareness Event Astronomer, astrophysicist and cosmologist Carl Sagan said, “The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.” How we set the human brain on… Read More


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New Guidelines for Management of High Blood Pressure Released

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A new guideline for the management of high blood pressure, developed by an expert panel and including nine recommendations and a treatment algorithm (flow chart) to help doctors treat patients with hypertension, was published online on December 18, 2013 by JAMA. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Barnwell Award Laureate, William C. Cushman, M.D., chief of… Read More


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Jena Steinle, PhD, Named Director of Research for UTHSC’s Hamilton Eye Institute

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Jena J. Steinle, PhD, associate professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Anatomy and Neurobiology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been appointed director of research at the Hamilton Eye Institute.


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Associate Professor Joanna Q. Hudson of UTHSC Receives $140,000 Grant to Research Antibiotic Dosing For Patients Undergoing a New Method of Dialysis

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Seriously ill patients who develop bacterial infections in the bloodstream require aggressive treatment with antibiotics. They also can develop kidney failure that requires hemodialysis.


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UTHSC Graduates 45 Health Care Professionals on December 13

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On Friday, December 13, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will graduate 45 health care professionals. The commencement ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Schreier Auditorium on the first floor of the Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Avenue. UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, MD, will preside over the ceremony. Keith Carver, PhD,… Read More


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Professor Linda Nichols of UTHSC Awarded $597,313 Grant to Study Whether Dementia Caregiver Interventions Reduce Health Care Costs

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In the United States, nearly 11 million caregivers provide 12.5 billion hours of care annually to those with Alzheimer’s disease, according to Linda Nichols, PhD, professor of Preventive Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).


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Assistant Professor Zhaohui Wu of UTHSC Receives $720,000 Grant for Breast Cancer Research

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According to experts, breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide. Among breast cancer patients, those diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive breast cancer subtype, have a lower survival rate, in part because there is a lack of effective targeted therapy. Chemotherapy is the only available systemic treatment for… Read More