University of Maryland School of Medicine Faculty Scientists and Clinicians Perform Historic First Successful Transplant of Porcine Heart into Adult Human with End-Stage Heart Disease

University of Maryland School of Medicine Faculty Scientists and Clinicians Perform Historic First Successful Transplant of Porcine Heart into Adult Human with End-Stage Heart Disease

Baltimore, MD…In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease received a successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart and is still doing well three days later. It was the only currently available option for the patient. The historic surgery was conducted by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) faculty at the University of […]

‘Dancing Molecules’ Successfully Repair Severe Spinal Cord Injuries

‘Dancing Molecules’ Successfully Repair Severe Spinal Cord Injuries

Evanston, IL….Northwestern University researchers have developed a new injectable therapy that harnesses “dancing molecules” to reverse paralysis and repair tissue after severe spinal cord injuries.  In a new study, researchers administered a single injection to tissues surrounding the spinal cords of paralyzed mice. Just four weeks later, the animals regained the ability to walk. The […]

Governor Newsom Visits UC Merced, Highlights Equity Efforts of Future Medical School

Governor Newsom Visits UC Merced, Highlights Equity Efforts of Future Medical School

Merced, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today visited the future site of UC Merced’s Medical Education Building, joined by Congressmember Jim Costa, Senator Anna Caballero, Assemblymember Adam Gray and university leaders. Governor Newsom discussed the significance of the future school for the region and its potential benefit to health outcomes in the long-underserved area of the state. […]

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

“Neuroprosthesis” Restores Words to Man with Paralysis

San Francisco, CA…Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences, translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen. Jessie Liu, BS, David Moses, PhD, and Sean Metzger, MS. The achievement, which […]

University Study Says It’s True: Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And It’s Reversible)

University Study Says It’s True: Stress Does Turn Hair Gray (And It’s Reversible)

New York, NY….Legend has it that Marie Antoinette’s hair turned gray overnight just before her beheading in 1791. Though the legend is inaccurate—hair that has already grown out of the follicle does not change color—a new study(link is external and opens in a new window) from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is […]

Supreme Court Sides with Students 9-0 over NCAA on Compensation to Student Athletes

Supreme Court Sides with Students 9-0 over NCAA on Compensation to Student Athletes

Washington, DC…In many cases such as this we believe the best way we can provide accurate news is let the newsmakers speak for themselves. This case is no different as the Supreme Court’s Opinion is better than any summary we could provide. Justice Gorsuch delivered the opinion of the Court and it follows. Click the […]

California’s New Summer Programming and School Reopening Data, Launches Parental Campaign

California’s New Summer Programming and School Reopening Data, Launches Parental Campaign

Sacramento, CA…Today, California launched a new series of interactive data visualizations at the Safe Schools for All Hub to continue tracking the progress of school reopening efforts while highlighting school districts’ plans for summer program offerings to support students’ learning needs. Of the data submitted: 89 percent of school districts submitting data will offer learning opportunities […]

Governor Newsom Announces $20 Billion in School Spending with Hope of Transforming Schools into Gateways to Equity & Opportunity

Governor Newsom Announces $20 Billion in School Spending with Hope of Transforming Schools into Gateways to Equity & Opportunity

Castroville, CA…Today, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled another component of his $100 billion California Comeback Plan: transforming California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity. Governor Newsom’s plan represents the highest level of state school funding in California history, investing an additional $20 billion to support the potential of every California student and make the […]

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