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Scientists at UTHSC get $2.4 million to probe cholesterol, dementia link

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Researchers have known for two decades or more that cholesterol plays a role in causing dementia by altering a protein in the walls of brain vessels that ultimately constricts blood flow.  


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Testing delays cause strain in every facet of health care

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General George Patton didn’t know a thing about COVID-19, but he knew all battle plans look good on paper. The test is meeting the enemy. One of the growing flanks is testing and the days it is now taking to get results.


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No proof MMR shots mitigate COVID-19, but stream steady at shot clinics

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Early in the pandemic, a chorus of researchers called for a national vaccination campaign for measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR as the shot is called in doctors’ offices.


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Bacteria in the blood may be reason heart attacks so fatal to dialysis patients

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Dr. Keiichi Sumida has watched patients in end-stage renal failure suffer a litany of health problems caused by inflammation, including heart attacks, strokes and early death.


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UTHSC doctor honored for ground-breaking research in cancer genome

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Dr. Neil Hayes, head of the division of hematology and oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is among the recipients of the 2020 Team Science Awards from the American Association for Cancer Research for his work in developing The Cancer Genome Atlas.


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Starbucks opens in UTHSC food court, 920 Madison

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Another Starbucks has opened in the Medical District, this time in the food court at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 920 Madison. July 20: Memphis Business Journal


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How local health experts deal with COVID-19 in daily lives

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Local infectious disease experts are helping us all manage and mitigate the coronavirus pandemic.


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UTHSC: Animal care complaint ‘promptly’ addressed

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A critic of animal-based experiments has taken the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) to task for how baby pigs were treated in a 2019 research project. Stop Animal Exploitation Now this week called for a U.S. Department of Agriculture investigation, based on findings reported by the medical university’s in-house Institutional Animal Care &… Read More