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UTHSC assistant professor awarded $100,000 grant to study pancreatic cancer progression

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Dr. Evan S. Glazer, assistant professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been awarded a $100,000 grant to study a protein’s role in pancreatic cancer progression. The grant from the Society for Surgery of the… Read More


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Ground-breaking research helps better understand the threat posed by antifungal drug resistance

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Ground-breaking work by university experts in Tennessee, Texas and Swansea is helping develop a better understanding of the growing threat posed by antifungal drug resistance. National Institutes of Health (USA) funding supported a collaboration between the University of Tennessee, the University of Texas and Swansea University as part of a $2 million, five-year research program.… Read More


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Obesity tied to lower stroke, mortality rates during AF hospitalizations

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Patients with obesity who were hospitalized for atrial fibrillation had a lower risk for stroke and in-hospital mortality compared with those without obesity, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology. “To the best of our knowledge, our study is the first to report the paradoxical protective effect of obesity on in-hospital… Read More


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University of Tennessee Health Science Center students share information about HIV and safe sex

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More than 6,000 people in the Memphis area are living with HIV, according to a 2016 AIDSVu study. A glaring problem identified by University of Tennessee Health Science Center student Sarah Collier is giving proper treatment to those susceptible to the disease and those who unknowingly have it.


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UTHSC reduces tuition for out-of-state students

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Out-of-state students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will see reduced tuition rates for the upcoming academic year. Those tuition reductions will impact students applying at Colleges of Pharmacy and Graduate Health Sciences, as well as for the Dental Hygiene program in the College of Dentistry.


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UTHSC reduces out-of-state tuition, tacks on maintenance fee

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Beginning this summer, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is cutting out-of-state tuition for some programs – positive news for Arkansas and Mississippi students who cross the state line to attend class. UTHSC is reducing tuition for out-of-state students in some programs. Effective July 1, out-of-state students in the colleges of Pharmacy and Graduate… Read More


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Opioid abuse may cause brain swelling and memory loss

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In a new study, researchers found opioid abuse may lead to dangerous brain swelling effect that is sometimes ignored by doctors. In addition, opioid addiction may cause severe memory loss in survivors. The research was conducted by researchers at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Tennessee.


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Teens with high blood pressure at risk for kidney disease in middle age

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Adolescents who have high blood pressure are twice as likely to develop serious kidney disease by middle age as teens who don’t, an Israeli study suggests. The researchers followed almost 2.7 million teens over about two decades starting when they were 17 years old, on average. Nearly 8,000 of the teens, or about 0.3 percent,… Read More