July 29, 2022 | Deborah Kotz
Senior Director of Media Relations
Office of Public Affairs & Communications
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Tuesday, May 02, 2023
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the medical field has the possibility to automate diagnoses, decrease physician workload, and even to bring specialized healthcare to people in rural areas or developing countries. However, with possibility comes potential pitfalls.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Long COVID Sufferers with Cognitive Complaints and Mental Health Issues Have Changes in Brain Function, New Study Suggests
Those who experience brain fog, memory issues or other neuropsychiatric symptoms for months after a COVID-19 diagnosis were found to have abnormal brain activity during memory tests on functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a new study led by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers.
Friday, April 21, 2023
The University of Maryland School of Medicine community is mourning the loss of one of its longtime senior faculty members, Rao P. Gullapalli, PhD, MBA, who was Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department and Director of the Core for Translational Research in Imaging (C-TRIM) and Director of the Center for Metabolic Imaging and Therapeutics (CMIT). He also held several leadership roles in cancer imaging at the UM Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Monday, January 31, 2022
New Technique Consistently Works to Open Blood-Brain Barrier, Paving Way for Pre-Clinical Studies of Neurologic Drugs
University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers developed a technique in laboratory animals to consistently and reproducibly open the blood-brain barrier. This barrier serves as a barricade securing the brain from the external world blocking out certain environmental toxins, but also prevents drug therapies from reaching their intended targets. The new technique is based on a routine procedure for removing clots from the brain’s arteries in patients. This advancement was conducted by Piotr Walczak, MD, PhD, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Miroslaw Janowski, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Identify Intriguing Links Between Sleep, Cognition and Schizophrenia
More than 3.2 million Americans suffer from schizophrenia; about 100,000 people are newly diagnosed every year. The disease includes a wide range of symptoms including visual and auditory hallucinations, cognitive problems and motivational issues.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Falling asleep and waking up are key transitions in everyone’s day. Millions of people have trouble with these transitions – they find it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, and hard to stay awake during the day. Despite decades of research, how these transitions work – the neurobiological mechanics of our circadian rhythm – has remained largely a mystery to brain scientists.
Monday, March 14, 2016
While the benefits of a good night’s sleep can be priceless, and sleeplessness imposes significant costs on the individual and society, little is known about the financial impact of treatment for sleep-related disorders.