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UNM researchers unlock another door to human immune system

UNM researchers unlock another door to human immune system

July 20, 2015
The dual roles of autophagy in controlling the bacterial burden and suppressing inflammation that leads to disease make the process an attractive target for development of therapeutics. “We’re exploring how to induce IRGM pharmacologically now that we know how it’s regulated and what it does,” Deretic offers. Deretic’s team is screening existing FDA-approved anti-inflammatory drugs and candidates to determine new treatments through drug repurposing.
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Promising new drug combo offers hope for people battling melanoma

Promising new drug combo offers hope for people battling melanoma

By Michele Sequeira | June 25, 2015
While summer has many people thinking about their vacation plans, Dr. Montaser Shaheen’s mind is on melanoma. The University of New Mexico oncologist and colleagues from around the country recently published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine about a promising new treatment for the dangerous skin cancer.
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UNM’S BA/MD Program graduates 14 new docs in 2015

UNM’S BA/MD Program graduates 14 new docs in 2015

By Luke Frank | May 11, 2015
UNM’s Bachelor of Arts to Medical Doctor, or BA/MD, program saw 14 UNM School of Medicine students cross the stage as new physicians this month. To date the program has graduated 24 students – eight male and 16 female.
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Moving Mountains: UNM helps guide regional research consortium

Moving Mountains: UNM helps guide regional research consortium

By Cindy Foster | May 07, 2015
Scientific resources are hard to come by in the wide-open, empty spaces of the West, where most states share high rates of brain trauma, depression and suicide. Low population density and a shared medical frontier pose unique challenges for clinical care and research in those areas.
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Teaching the immune system to fight cancer

Teaching the immune system to fight cancer

By Michele Sequeira | April 20, 2015
When Anne Holmes saw her doctor for a nagging pain in her upper arm last year, she learned that cancer cells from a massive tumor on her left kidney had invaded the long bone in her right arm and nearly ate through it. Now Holmes plans to rid her body of all her cancer cells and, at the same time, help others with metastatic kidney cancer. She is the first New Mexican to join a clinical trial that will teach her immune system to fight her cancer cells everywhere.
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UNM School of Medicine remains among “America’s Best Graduate Schools”

UNM School of Medicine remains among “America’s Best Graduate Schools”

March 10, 2015
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine ranks third in the nation for its Rural Medicine Program in the upcoming issue of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” for 2016. UNM's medical school has maintained this top-five national ranking since 1996, underscoring UNM’s commitment to programs that serve New Mexico’s rural communities.
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UNM physician to be honored for work with diabetes camp

UNM physician to be honored for work with diabetes camp

By Kara McKinney | March 02, 2015
A UNM physician who was diagnosed with diabetes as a college student has for decades been helping young New Mexicans live with and even thrive with the disease. Now the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is honoring Mark R. Burge, MD, for his 25 years of service as a volunteer and medical director for the ADA-sponsored New Mexico Camp for Kids with Diabetes.
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Moseley named dean of UAMS College of Medicine

Moseley named dean of UAMS College of Medicine

February 19, 2015
Pope L. Moseley, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, has been named dean of the College of Medicine and executive vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock.
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UNM’s Advanced Heart Failure Program offers unique care in New Mexico

UNM’s Advanced Heart Failure Program offers unique care in New Mexico

By Cindy Foster | February 03, 2015
As the nation recognizes American Heart Month and Heart Failure Awareness Week (Feb. 8-14), cardiologists at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center are encouraging New Mexicans to think about their heart health and to be on the look out for signs of heart disease, including heart failure, a progressive condition that affects more than 5 million Americans.
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