News : 2012 : June

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In the News: HIHG's ground breaking Genomics Conference

June 14, 2012 – The Milwaukee Community Journal, the largest African American newspaper in the state of Wisconsin, published an article about the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics “ 2012 Why We Can’t Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine” conference…

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Stephan L. Züchner, M.D.

UM Researchers Identify Gene That May Help Protect Human Nerve Cells After Injury

Researchers from the Miller School of Medicine collaborated with an international team to identify a gene that could be suppressed to protect a person’s nerve cells after injury. Published online on June 7 in Science, their study, “dSarm/Sarm1 Is Required for Activation of an Injury-Induced Axon Death Pathway,” presents the first gene required for the active self-destruction of nerves following injury.

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UM Researchers Identify Gene That May Help Protect Human Nerve Cells After Injury

June 7, 2012 – UM Researchers Identify Gene That May Help Protect Human Nerve Cells After Injury

Researchers from the Miller School of Medicine collaborated with an international team to identify a gene that could be suppressed to protect a person’s nerve cells after injury. Published June 7 in Science, their study, “dSarm/Sarm1 is required for activation of an injury-induced axon death pathway,” presents the first gene required for the active self-destruction of nerves following injury.

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"Getting a Grip on Autism" article features quotes from the HIHG's Anthony Griswold, Ph.D.

Anthony Griswold of the University of Miami and his collaborators found evidence of genetic overlap between ASDs and other neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders, including fragile X syndrome, mental retardation, obsessive compulsive disorder…

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Hussman Institute’s Historic Genomics Conference Focuses on Ending Disparities

June 4, 2012 – UM President Donna E. Shalala, who oversaw the Human Genome Project as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, opened the Miller School’s first conference aimed at ensuring that all populations benefit from the revolutionary promise of genomic medicine by embracing the summit’s theme of urgency.

“I agree that we can’t wait,” the President said, referring to the title of the May 31-June 1 gathering, “Why We Can’t Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine,” presented by the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics. “We can’t wait because we’re about to get a different platform, because the health care system is going to change under our feet, and because it is the right thing to do and it’s going to transform medicine around the world.”

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Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and UM President Donna E. Shalala address the University's first conference on ending disparities in genomic medicine.

Hussman Institute's Historic Genomics Conference Focuses on Ending Disparities

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics hosted a groundbreaking two-day conference, “Why We Can’t Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine,” to ensure that all populations benefit from the revolutionary promise of genomic medicine.

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