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Pictured: Dr. Haining Yang, Dr. Michele Carbone and Dr. Angela Bononi in the Carbone Lab, UH Cancer Center. By Nana Ohkawa, UH Cancer Center People carrying mutations of a gene called BAP1 are much more susceptible to asbestos, sunlight and other environmental carcinogens. University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researchers also found that cancer cells with […]

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In the June 2017 edition of the Hawaiʻi Journal of Medicine and Public Health, we feature a study on medical students’ attitudes toward obese patients; a paper on primary care integration of psychiatric and behavioral health services; and a review of headache symptoms among epilepsy sufferers with neurocysticercosis. In the Medical School Hotline, we highlight […]

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Pictured: Dr. Kenji Obadia Mfuh, Dr. Rose Leke, Dr. Ngu Njei Abanda, Dr. Diane Taylor of the JABSOM Department of Tropical Medicine, Microbiology and Pharmacology, and Dr. Samuel Tassi Yunga at the 2017 UHM Commencement Exercises. When three scientists from Cameroon graduated with PhDs from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) last month, a […]

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Twenty-four Hawai’i schoolteachers will prepare to go “back to school” this week by learning the latest in scientific research methods at the University of Hawai’i medical school. This is the sixth time that the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) has hosted the teachers by using a grant from the National Institutes of Health […]

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Pictured: Dr. Yunga with his JABSOM mentor, Tropical Medicine’s Dr. Diane Taylor, in the lab. By Tina Shelton , UH Med Now Brand-new Doctor of Tropical Medicine graduate Samuel Tassi Yunga, MD, was the inaugural winner of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Three-Minute Thesis Competition. In this video from last year’s “World Malaria Day […]

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Pictured: Mosquito nets at JABSOM’s “World Malaria Day.” Nets treated with long-lasting insecticide are one of the world’s most effective ways to prevent bites from malaria-infected mosquitos, who tend to attack while people sleep. Malaria is diagnosed in about 1,500 cases per year in the United States, usually acquired by Americans who have traveled to […]

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