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Nanoparticles transforming medication delivery

Nanoparticles transforming medication delivery

By John Arnold | January 27, 2015
Tularemia, a life-threatening flu-like illness, can spread naturally to humans who come into contact with infected animals, like rabbits. But Francisella tularensis, the bacteria that causes the disease, can also be harnessed in a bomb. The UNM Health Sciences Center's Terry Wu, PhD, is collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories on biotechnology that could help protect soldiers exposed to such a weapon.
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Bodies of evidence: the quest to improve post-mortem imaging

Bodies of evidence: the quest to improve post-mortem imaging

By Michael Haederle | January 05, 2015
Nature is unkind to decomposing bodies. Muscle, skin and internal organs slacken and lose their form as time, temperature and other factors drive the slow, inexorable process of decay. Tissue breakdown brings with it substantial changes in chemical composition and physical properties, explains Natalie Adolphi, PhD, who is exploring ways to enhance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of human corpses.
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McGrew named UNM School of Medicine executive vice dean

McGrew named UNM School of Medicine executive vice dean

By John Arnold | November 26, 2014
University of New Mexico family medicine physician Martha Cole McGrew, MD, has been named executive vice dean for the UNM School of Medicine, the UNM Health Sciences Center announced Wednesday. McGrew, chair of the medical school’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, will assume her new role Jan. 1.
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Methadone therapy for young injection-drug users reduces hepatitis C, study shows

By Luke Frank | October 28, 2014
Methadone and buprenorphine maintenance therapies used to treat opioid use disorders, like heroin addiction, are significantly reducing the incidence of hepatitis C infection, according to a research team that includes University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s Kimberly Page, PhD, along with colleagues at the University of California San Francisco and Boston University.
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CDC Ebola expert/UNM Pathology alum presents public lecture Oct. 9

October 09, 2014
"Ebola, Anthrax, and MERS . . . Oh, My!" will be presented by Toby L. Merlin, MD, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Merlin’s lecture, part of a slate of 50th Anniversary events, is free and open to the public. The full-day symposium begins with opening remarks from 8-9 a.m. to include U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham.
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UNM awarded $1.3 million to study Hepatitis C in rural NM

By Luke Frank | August 26, 2014
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) want UNM’s Dr. Kimberly Page to investigate how extensive the Hepatitis C epidemic is in New Mexico’s risk population – young and recent initiates to drug injections – and evaluate access to care and prevention services, with a $1.3 million grant.
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UNM medical students learn and serve in N.M. communities

By Luke Frank | August 13, 2014
Through the UNM School of Medicine’s Practical Immersion Experience (PIE), medical students are placed in outlying primary care practices – predominantly family medicine practices, but also internal medicine practices and occasionally rural emergency rooms – to experience medical practice in New Mexico’s rural communities.
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Former Lobo standout stars in a new role: UNM doctor

Former Lobo standout stars in a new role: UNM doctor

By UNM Athletics Communications | August 11, 2014
Lana Melendres-Groves used to get an adrenaline rush on the soccer field. Now it happens in her UNM clinic. The internal medicine physician likens the medical profession to the soccer world: "You have to work as a team, you have to rely on everyone around you and you have to make decisions at a moment’s notice.”
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