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A sting by this Australian box jelly can lead to death in as little as 5 minutes. (credit: A Yanagihara) By Marcie Grabowski, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Hawaii Being stung by a jellyfish is one of the fastest ways to ruin a fun day at the beach. But what you […]

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Pictured: Ralph Shohet, MD, in his laboratory at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Scientists at the Center for Cardiovascular Research at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) hope that patients with hemophilia could one day be treated with gene therapy delivered by tiny bubbles. The technique could provide […]

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The ANNUAL BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES and HEALTH DISPARITIES SYMPOSIUM is scheduled for April 20 and 21, 2017 at the Kakaʻako campus! The symposium, sponsored by the John A. Burns School of Medicine, National Institutes of Health grants: RMATRIX, RCMI and INBRE III grants, and is coordinated by the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program. The location […]

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Pictured: Trudy Hong, First Place, Student Research with Resham Ramkissoon, Top Student Case Study. “Nervous.” “Excited.” “Proud.” These are some of the words used to describe how JABSOM medical students felt about presenting their research projects at the American College of Physicians (ACP) 2017 Hawaiʻi Chapter Scientific Meeting. “I think it is great being part […]

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February, Black History Month in America, is meant to bring focus to achievements by African-Americans. It also provides an opportune time to take note of the work being done in the health care and health research arenas to address health disparities among African-Americans. African-Americans, like people of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island ancestry, die earlier […]

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John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Professor David Haymer received a Fulbright Award in 2016 recognizing his expertise in DNA-based methods for identifying species. Dr. Haymer’s research has focused on the vast numbers of different insects in Hawai’i, many of which are extremely difficult to identify using traditional methods. “The use of DNA tools […]

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