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Apr 29, 2015, 08:23 ET
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences plans to open its new campus near the Dolphin Mall in Miami

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Bringing Physical Therapy Program to Miami

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences plans to bring its Doctor of Physical Therapy program to Miami in fall 2015, pending...

Apr 24, 2015, 16:01 ET

Researchers find alarming rise in cost of MS drugs over past two decades

 A new study shows an "alarming rise" over the last 20 years in the costs of drugs used to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis or reduce...

Apr 20, 2015, 17:03 ET
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Study shows new technology may improve management of leading causes of blindness

Research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) demonstrates that technology invented by researchers at...

Apr 17, 2015, 12:48 ET

Adventist University of Health Sciences Announces Rebrand of ADU ONLINE

Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) unveiled a new brand identity for its online education, ADU ONLINE.  The new identity includes a...

Mar 31, 2015, 09:07 ET

Adventist University of Health Sciences Student Presents Nursing Bill to Florida Senator

Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) first-term nursing student, Jessica Tiegs, had the opportunity to present Bill 1342: Nurse Staffing...

Mar 30, 2015, 09:00 ET

Mark Crowell Named Vice President of KAUST Innovation and Economic Development

Mark Crowell has been named the vice president of Innovation and Economic Development at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology...

Mar 27, 2015, 13:06 ET

Adventist University of Health Sciences' Physician Assistant Program Receives Provisional Accreditation

 Adventist University of Health Sciences' (ADU) Physician Assistant Program recently received an Accreditation-Provisional status from the...

Mar 17, 2015, 12:19 ET

Assimilation may put Mexican-American children at higher risk of Type 2 diabetes

Mexican-American children who show evidence of greater adaptation into American culture face significantly higher odds of being at high risk for...

Feb 17, 2015, 09:00 ET
A young patient awaits her dental check up at one of WesternU College of Dental Medicine's community clinics.

Survey Shows 75% of Parents Miss Key Health Milestone of Bringing Children to Dentist by Age One

 A new survey from Western University of Health Sciences' College of Dental Medicine indicates 75 percent of parents are not complying with the...

Feb 02, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Research uncovers potential therapy to prevent arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death after heart attack

A therapy currently under development for spinal cord injuries has been shown to stimulate nerve regeneration in the heart and provide resistance...

Jan 26, 2015, 15:30 ET

Physician executive Dr. Michael Hicks to lead UNTHSC's clinical operations

Dr. Michael Hicks, who co-founded one of the nation's largest providers of perioperative medicine and pain management services, has joined the...

Oct 15, 2014, 08:00 ET
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University of Utah Surgeons Perform World's Smallest Liver-Kidney Transplant to Save Toddler's Life

Aspen Erickson was running out of time. At two months old, the girl was diagnosed with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, an inherited disorder...

Sep 25, 2014, 11:00 ET

Chocolate: The Exhibition Opens Oct. 11 at the Academy of Natural Sciences

A unique tropical tree. A seed so precious it was used as money. A spicy drink and a sweet snack. A multi-billion-dollar worldwide business....

Sep 11, 2014, 18:17 ET
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A better way to teach evolution? There's an app for that.

The University of Utah Health Sciences' Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) will receive $3 million over the next four years to develop an...

Sep 11, 2014, 16:01 ET
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Cutting Health Care Costs One Appendix at a Time

Consumer price comparison is almost nonexistent in the U.S. health care system, but a new study shows that given the choice between a less costly...

Aug 14, 2014, 08:41 ET

Misr University for Science and Technology Inaugurates the College of Special Education

A Pioneer College in Egypt and the Middle East  Misr University for Science and Technology, established 1996 in Egypt, with 12 colleges and...

Jul 28, 2014, 13:00 ET
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OHSU Knight Cancer Challenge attracts $100 million gift

 Oregon Health & Science University's Knight Cancer Institute has received a $100 million gift to fuel its ambitious vision to stop cancer...

May 30, 2014, 11:00 ET
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Powerful New Tool Combs Family Genomes to Find Shared Genetic Variants That Cause Disease

Scientists at the University of Utah (U of U), the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and colleagues have developed a...

May 29, 2014, 18:00 ET

Steve Tisch Donates $10 Million To UCLA Program Devoted To Researching And Treating Sports Concussions, Especially In Youth

Philanthropist Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and an Academy Award-winning film producer, has pledged $10 million to the department...

May 28, 2014, 17:23 ET

David Geffen To Receive UCLA's Highest Honor At School Of Medicine Commencement

 Entertainment magnate and influential philanthropist David Geffen (Beverly Hills) will receive the UCLA Medal, the university's highest honor,...