Archive | November, 2010

UH researchers helping Hawai’i residents understand dengue fever

IN THE WAKE of the tragic death of island surfing champion Andy Irons, John A. Burns School of Medicine researchers have been helping reporters explain the mosquito-borne disease to viewers and readers statewide. Irons’ family believes he contracted dengue at an international surf meet, and died before he could return home to Kaua’i. *Watch as […]

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JABSOM researchers developing faster diagnostic test for dengue fever

Dengue kills tens of thousands of people worldwide every year, according to faculty at the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology. Doctoral candidate Esther Volper and Dr. Shannon Bennett showed news crews the labs where they’ve been working on a quicker way to diagnose dengue fever. *Watch KITV-4 NEWS’ full interview with Esther […]

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Work underway here to develop dengue vaccine

SCIENTISTS AT THE John A. Burns School of Medicine and the UH Manoa’s College of Natural Sciences are leaders in dengue fever research. The school just weeks ago received an $11-million federal grant for its continued research on dengue and other infectious diseases. *Read more in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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Pacific Islands Cancer Council Convenes in Hawai’i

Members of the Cancer Council of the Pacific Islands convened at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine from Oct. 23-29, 2010. The council leads a large Regional coalition working together and leveraging US National and International Resources to improve prevention, early detection, treatment and palliation of cancer in the […]

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