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Dr. Angel Yanagihara gets up in the middle of the night every month to count the numbers of box jellyfish off Waikiki. Her results have given safety officials in Honolulu a reliable source of information to warn visitors and residents alike of the painful and sometimes dangerous stings they can suffer if they venture into […]

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Image (above):Esther Volper explaining her research to Hawaii News Now in the JABSOM dengue research lab. IN THE WAKE of the tragic death of island surfing champion Andy Irons, John A. Burns School of Medicine researchers have been helping reporters explain the mosquito-borne disease to viewers and readers statewide. Irons’ family believes he contracted dengue […]

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Dengue kills tens of thousands of people worldwide every year, according to faculty at the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology. Doctoral candidate Esther Volper and Dr. Shannon Bennett showed news crews the labs where they’ve been working on a quicker way to diagnose dengue fever. *Watch KITV-4 NEWS’ full interview with Esther […]

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Pictured: A Native Hawaiian awa ceremony during a ceremony at JABSOM. Native Hawaiians suffer health disparities including earlier death. The John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii (Hawaiʻi, Mānoa) has received major new funding for community-based research designed to improve the health of Hawaii’s people who suffer from disproportionately higher rates […]

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Thanks to a $1 million anonymous gift, the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Center for Cardiovascular Research at the University of Hawaii will be better equipped to fulfill its research mission to better understand, prevent and treat heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions. The gift establishes an endowed fund that will give the Center […]

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The number of basketball-related traumatic brain injuries in children aged 5-19 jumped 70 percent over 11 years, according to a study in the October issue of Pediatrics. At the University of Hawai’i, medical teams continue to emphasize educating students about the dangers of concussions and other brain injuries. Dr. Andrew Nichols, the lead UH team […]

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