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Latest NewsUniversity of Miami First to Train Medical Students Using HelpMeSee Eye Surgery Simulator

Daniel Hutter, M.D., trains an ophthalmology resident using the HelpMeSee eye surgery simulator.

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is the first medical center in the United States to incorporate this first-of-its-kind virtual reality simulation technology in its teaching program.

The HelpMeSee eye surgery simulator and simulation-based training curriculum go beyond the traditional technique driven training models to directly teach surgical decision making and tissue handling. The simulator replicates the mechanics of surgical interactions: angles, forces, friction, flow and resistance with realistic cause and effect. No other simulator presents this level of detail and fidelity.

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A study led by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that increased water consumption helps reduce the recurrence of urinary tract infections (cystitis) among women.

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A large, multidimensional study, led by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher Amanda J. Myers, Ph.D., has identified a potential therapeutic target for late-onset Alzheimers disease a protein called HSPA2. The study shows how comprehensive systems approaches can help answer some of the most difficult biological questions.

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Performing interventional cardiology procedures through the radial artery in the patients wrist, rather than the femoral artery in the groin, can improve patient outcomes, according to Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Helping farmers and agricultural professionals detect nutrients and harmful chemicals in their soil in an easy, affordable and long-term way is the goal of a group of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicines Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The promise of their new technology just landed them a competitive National Science Foundation award.

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Medical student Grace Knudsen was honored at the UM-North Carolina football game on Thursday for donating her bone marrow.

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