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Dr. Ketty Bacallao retrieves stem cells for patient treatment from a liquid nitrogen storage tank.

UM Offers Stem Cells to Treat COVID-19 Patients with Life-Threatening Respiratory Infections

For COVID-19 patients in severe respiratory distress, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine now offers access to mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) treatments that may help fight the characteristic inflammation that accompanies the viral infection.

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Dr. Joshua M. Hare

Study Finds Stem Cells Equally Effective in Treating Women and Men for a Heart Muscle Disease

A new Miller School study found that women and men with a heart muscle disease called non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy respond similarly to injections of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). In addition, women are more likely than men to have a substantial recovery from this condition because of the smaller size and shape of their left ventricles.

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From left, Guerline Lambert, M.S., Lauro Takeuchi, D.M.D., Camila Irion, Ph.D., Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., Keyvan Yousefi, Pharm.D., Joshua M. Hare, M.D., Keith Webster, Ph.D., and Trevor Eisenberg.

Researchers Gain Insight into How Heart Failure Develops in People with Chronic Kidney Disease

While insulin does not cure type 1 diabetes, it helps many people maintain healthy blood sugar levels. However, for many people suffering from type 1 brittle diabetes, insulin just isn’t enough. Fortunately, a new treatment may soon be available to help them: islet cell transplantation.

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Joshua M. Hare, M.D., with Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D.

New Study Shows Stem Cells Can Be Given Safely to Stroke Patients with Catheterization Procedure

A national study led by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher has shown that the delivery of stem cells to the brain using a tiny catheter introduced through the groin into the carotid artery in the brain is safe for patients with strokes.

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Miller School of Medicine Sets New Record in NIH Research Grant Funding

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a record $133.5 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018 — a $12.8 million increase over the school’s FFY 2017 total, raising the school another point to No. 40 of 147 institutions in the national rankings.

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