November 18, 2019

Nov. 26 Science Café — ‘Climate Change & You’

Amy Widner

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Climate Change & You, on Nov. 26. Panelists will discuss climate change information and trends, as well as future biological, environmental and economic impacts in Arkansas. Science Café will be from 7-9 p.m. at Hibernia…

November 15, 2019

Caucus Celebrates 30 Years of Women Faculty in Research

Amy Widner

Dr. Davidson by gesturing by poster

The Women’s Faculty Development Caucus celebrated 30 years by turning a spotlight on women in research at UAMS, while also setting new goals to ensure that progress continues. The Women in Research Poster Showcase was held Nov. 7 in the Fred W. Smith Conference Center on the 12th floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine…

November 13, 2019

UAMS Scientist Shows Brain Sugar Malfunction in Alzheimer’s, Gains National Attention

Amy Widner

Dr. Barger in lab

Steven Barger, Ph.D. — a researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) — has entered the national spotlight for showing how the mechanism that brings sugar to the brain malfunctions in people with Alzheimer’s disease, highlighting a potential target for treatment. The study also explains why Alzheimer’s can mimic the symptoms of…

November 1, 2019

Infection Expert Part of $5.6 Million Grant for Bone Regeneration Technology

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Smeltzer in office

UAMS researcher Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., is applying his expertise in bone disease and infection to a $5.6 million project for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) aimed at making the technology to re-grow bone available for the military and the public. The grant was awarded to Alex Biris, Ph.D., chief scientist at the Center for…

October 17, 2019

Research into Baby Biomechanics Shows Issues with Infant Inclined Sleepers

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Mannen

Groundbreaking research on inclined sleep products for infants by Erin Mannen, Ph.D., a baby biomechanics expert and mechanical engineer at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), was made public Wednesday as part of a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission investigation into their safety and related rulemaking. “Over the course of a year-long study,…

UAMS Researcher Pinpoints Immune System Cause for Autism Subtype

Amy Widner

Dr. Harville at hood

Researcher Terry Harville, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has published a major study that for the first time links autism spectrum disorder to a specific genetic variation affecting the immune system. The study, published in the Frontiers of Psychiatry, found that a genetically inherited immune type HLA-Cw7 was present…

October 15, 2019

Students Explore Biomedical Sciences Options at Career Day

Amy Widner

Rep talking to student at booth

A graduate degree in biomedical science serves as preparation for many different careers, but how do students decide which one might be the right fit? The 19th annual Career Day for Biomedical Sciences gave graduate and undergraduate students a chance to think about just that, and to hear about the different types of careers directly…

UAMS’ Jerad Gardner, M.D., Ranked No. 1 Thought Leader by Pathologist Magazine

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Gardner

Jerad Gardner, M.D., a pathologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and recognized leader for using social media to advance medicine, is ranked No. 1 on The Pathologist magazine’s 2019 Power List of the industry’s top 100 trailblazers. The annual list acknowledges those dedicated to positive developments within laboratory medicine by highlighting…

UAMS at the Forefront of Essential Tremor Research with Largest Therapeutic Trial

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Dhall with Cala Trio device

Researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) participated in the largest therapeutic trial ever conducted in essential tremor, called the PROspective study for SymPtomatic relief of Essential tremor with Cala Therapy (PROSPECT). The landmark study found that nerve stimulation with Cala Therapy can significantly reduce hand tremors. Topline results from PROSPECT were…

October 10, 2019

Oct. 22 Science Café — ‘CRISPR: Gene Editing — Pros & Cons’

Amy Widner

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, CRISPR: Gene Editing — Pros & Cons, on Oct. 22. Panelists will discuss the opportunities and risks of DNA editing plants, animals and microorganisms, along with the ethical considerations. Science Café will be from 7-9…

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