August 26, 2014
In a deal that may lead to the first viable treatment for retinal diseases, Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc., a biotechnology company, has exercised its exclusive right to license intellectual property related to a protein product developed by a researcher at the Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
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August 12, 2014
At 4:45 a.m., the sun isn’t up yet. Nonetheless, when Michael Montero, first-shift receptionist, and Miguel Figueroa, first-shift wellness instructor, arrive each weekday morning to open the recently renamed UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center, located on the 9th floor of the Clinical Research Building, the same group of guys is already waiting to get in and get started.
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August 07, 2014
Amidst the school supplies, uniforms and immunizations that signal the start of the school year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute encourages parents to take advantage of any vision screening opportunities that are available to them.
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August 05, 2014
A new collaboration between the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Jackson Health System’s Jefferson Reaves Sr. Health Center promises improved access to primary care for uninsured patients with diabetic retinopathy.
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July 15, 2014
For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked the nation’s best in ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report. Bascom Palmer has received the No. 1 ranking a total of 13 times and has been in the top two since the annual rankings began 25 years ago.
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July 01, 2014
As July 4th celebrations often include fireworks, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday. The dangers of consumer fireworks include blindness, as well as injuries to the head, face, and hands.
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July 01, 2014
Richard K. Parrish II, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, has received the John R. Brayton, Jr., M.D., Leadership Award from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), the state’s preeminent professional association for physicians who specialize in vision care.
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June 24, 2014
Physician-scientists at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have received a five-year $2.82 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP is a group of inherited eye diseases that cause progressive vision loss and blindness.
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June 20, 2014
Carol L. Karp, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, says, “Sunglasses may be your most important summer accessory.” The right pair of sunglasses can go a long way in protecting eyes from both long and short term damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light of the sun.
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May 08, 2014
Driven by a commitment to move from treatments to cures, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is a leader in the field of regenerative medicine. Researchers and clinicians are collaborating in a wide range of disciplines to develop new strategies that use the body’s own cells to fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic problems, as well as repair damaged nerve fibers.
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