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University of Virginia Researching Hemp, Medical Marijuana

U.S. News

Virginia biology professor Michael Timko says the research looks to renew the state as a leading producer of hemp and restore land depleted by tobacco and mining. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Sunday that the first successful harvest of hemp plants was completed.


Doctors: Over a Year to See if Uterus Transplant Successful

U.S. News

In this undated photo provided by Baylor University Medical Center the first baby born as a result of a womb transplant in the United States lies in the neonatal unit at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Bioinformatics

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The launch of the Department two years ago has been made possible by a generous initial gift from Dallas philanthropist, Ms. Lyda Hill. The scientific focus of the Department is on creating computational methods for integrative analysis and modeling of complex biomedical processes in high-dimensional and multi-modal data sets. The development of this program is driven under the premise that bioinformatics in its core is a pattern recognition problem whose solution builds on the combination of computational theory and algorithms that are shareable across all biomedical data types and research applications. Accordingly, the Department will be composed of a faculty that tackles fundamental questions in computer science while effectively translating the results into high-impact basic and clinical research. The Department is also home to the Bioinformatics Core Facility and the Bio-High Performance Computing group, which provide robust analytical and computational workflows to end users across campus.


Trustees OK $1.7M for University of Arkansas Medical Campus

U.S. News

Program Director Sherry Muir says the classroom and lab space will accompany additional learning space under renovation at the university's Fayetteville campus, where students will train in an "old house" setting with narrow doors and a tight stairway.


Tokyo Medical University scandal just reaffirmed what many female doctors already knew: The bar was higher for them

The Japan Times

The admissions scandal whereby Tokyo Medical University admitted to manipulating females' entrance exams did not come as a surprise for many women doctors, but rather was verification of what they had suspected for a long time: Some medical universities set the bar higher for women. That suspicion was backed up by the fact that the ratio of women who have passed the national medical exam consistently stayed at around 30 percent for nearly 20 years. "We heard rumors a number of times that medical universities were placing caps on the number of female students," said Ruriko Tsushima, an obstetrician and the head of Tsushima Ruriko Women's Life Clinic Ginza in Tokyo. "Such practices should not be forgiven." Another doctor who currently works at a private hospital in Tokyo also said it was "common knowledge" among female students who were planning to apply for medical school.