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By Deborah Dimaya and Dr. Vernon Ansdell Neuroangiostrongyliasis or rat lung worm disease is an important infectious disease in Hawaii. The Clinical Subcommittee of the Hawaiʻi Governor’s Joint Task Force on Rat Lungworm Disease recently revised and updated the Preliminary Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuroangiostrongyliasis (Rat Lungworm Disease) released in August 2018. […]

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Pictured: Rachel Lew, JABSOM medical student portrait by Arnold Kameda, thumbnail of Dr. Jennifer Doudna and graphic by Deborah Dimaya. Recently, Hawaiʻi celebrated Hilo native and UC Berkeley Professor Jennifer Doudna, who won the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work in developing a genome editing technology called CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic […]

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Pictured: Dr. Robert Hong throws a shaka. Courtesy of Dr. Hong. Originally posted at UH News By Karen Rowan MS, Hawaiʻi Journal of Health & Social Welfare A team of Hawaiʻi researchers led by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) have come up with a gesture sequence to […]

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Pictured: Axel Lehrer in the lab. Deborah Manog Dimaya photo. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, Interim Director of Communications A University of Hawaiʻi (UH) at Mānoa researcher, in collaboration with a pharmaceutical company, has developed a vaccine candidate that shows promise in rapidly inducing immunity to the novel coronavirus in pre-clinical trials. Axel Lehrer, an assistant […]

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By Deborah Manog Dimaya, Interim Director of Communications Once again, the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) is among 30 institutions across the U.S. receiving a series of grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants. A total of $1.8 million in grants supports the mentorship of St. Baldrick’s Fellows […]

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Dr. Shiramizu in his lab at JABSOM. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, Interim Director of Communications Scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) Mānoa have discovered a novel method of diagnosing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a group of cancers that starts in cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system. Currently, there are no widely […]

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