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The Kawasaki Disease Foundation, made up of parents and former patients, has declared January 26, 2011, as the first annual National Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day. People are urged to learn about the disease because prompt diagnosis and treatment can save lives and prevent complications. More than 2,000 people in Hawai‘i have had the mysterious illness that […]

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Three scientists at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), UH Mānoa, have been selected as role models in their fields by the National Institutes of Health. They join a select few (only 13 across the country) who have been chosen as “BioMedical Faces of Science (BFS).” Dr. Marjorie Mau, MD, MS, professor in the […]

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HONOLULU – The University of Hawai‘i and the State have a significant strategic advantage to turn already-robust research efforts into increased job opportunities for Hawai‘i and the nation, according to a draft report presented in Waikīkī this week. The report, presented for public input and review, is the result of eight months of intensivecollaboration by the Advisory Council on […]

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THE UPSIDE FUND, a venture capital fund managed by the UH Foundation in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Strategic Development Corporation and the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH), has invested $100,000 to help launch Protekai, Inc. Formed by Omar S. Sultan, Protekai, Inc. commercializes intellectual property developed in Dr. Angel Yanagihara’s research laboratory. […]

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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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