April 16, 2020

New Repository Helps Faculty Stay on Tenure Track During COVID-19

Amy Widner

Carol Thrush, Ed.D. with research poster

Before Arkansas had its first COVID-19 case, the reality of the impending pandemic was already setting in for UAMS faculty as cancellations for scientific conferences worldwide were announced one after another like falling dominos. For scientists and academics, presenting to their peers at conferences is one of the main ways other than publications that they…

April 8, 2020

UAMS Receives $1M Grant for Two Clinical Trials on Opioid Withdrawal in Infants

Amy Widner

Stock art: "opioids" highlighted in textbook

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), in collaboration with the Duke Clinical Research Institute, has received a $1 million federal grant for two clinical trials involving infants with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS). The increase in maternal opioid use has resulted in a rise in the number of infants born with NOWS. The…

April 6, 2020

Guest Editorial: Value of Diagnostic Testing for SARS–CoV-2/COVID-19

News Staff

coronavirus placeholder image

As we enter the second quarter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) increasingly available (though still limited and/or slow in some areas), we are faced with new questions and challenges regarding this novel virus. When to test? Whom to test? What to test? How often to test?…

March 30, 2020

Repository to Help with Presentations Planned for COVID-19 Canceled Meetings

News Staff

Scholarly Product Repository

As the presentation of many research faculty members’ academic work in national and regional meetings has been affected by COVID-19 cancellations, UAMS has created a Scholarly Product Repository to mitigate the problem. The repository provides a location to collect peer-reviewed and accepted abstracts, posters and other academic products and disseminate them. Not only will it…

March 9, 2020

UAMS Researchers Have COVID-19’s ‘Fingerprint’

David Robinson

The UAMS Arkansas Center for Genomic Epidemiology & Medicine (ArC-GEM) team.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has the attention of biomedical researchers across the globe, including at UAMS. Researchers at the UAMS Arkansas Center for Genomic Epidemiology & Medicine (ArC-GEM) are applying their comparative genomic analysis and sequencing prowess to the disease. The ArC-GEM team has also studied the Ebola virus, Zika virus, and the mumps outbreak…

February 7, 2020

Proteomics Symposium Draws Leaders from Across the Country

Susan Van Dusen

proteomics workshop

To conduct biomedical research, scientists must be able to identify, analyze and compare proteins in biological samples. This complex process requires facilities – known as proteomics cores – that house the specialized equipment and highly trained staff required for such a task.

February 4, 2020

Research at UAMS Shows Potential to Reduce Chemo-related Heart Damage

Susan Van Dusen

Valentina Todorova, PhD

A team led by UAMS cancer researcher Valentina Todorova, Ph.D., has demonstrated the potential to prevent chemotherapy-induced heart damage without reducing the treatment’s effectiveness.

January 27, 2020

Bone Research Showcased as Vibrant, Vital at UAMS

Amy Widner

Crowd shot of poster session from above

Bone health is an expanding area of research with far-reaching clinical applications — from regenerating limbs to stopping bone cancer in its tracks — and UAMS is well-situated as a leader in the field. That was the resounding theme of the Showcase of Medical Discoveries: A Focus on Bone Research, held Jan. 22 at UAMS….

January 24, 2020

UAMS Professor’s New Book Sheds Light on Neuroscience and the Law

Ben Boulden

Edgar Garcia-Rill holds a copy of the recently published "Fundamentals of Neuroscience and the Law," which he co-authored with the late Erica Beecher-Monas.

If science isn’t about the search for absolute truth but instead the search for the best possible answer, then a UAMS professor hopes he and his late co-author have found the best answers so far to questions about neuroscience and the law. Cambridge Scholars Publishing recently released a new textbook on the subject “Fundamentals of…

January 22, 2020

UAMS-Led Research Spurs Artistic Revelation

News Staff

Art of mouse blood clot

It looks like something conjured by the imagination, or perhaps an other-worldly landscape. But an award-winning artistic image actually has roots in the laboratory and creative minds of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Brian Storrie, Ph.D., a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and…

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