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UMMC researcher developing therapy to attack cancer tumors

Drazen Raucher, Ph.D., director of the graduate program in biochemistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, recently received one patent and has applied for several others for a cancer-fighting therapy he and his team have devised that targets the drug delivery directly into tumors instead of healthy tissues. In July his company, Thermally Targeted Therapeutics, received a $225,000 grant ...

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UMMC pediatrician, HIV pioneer Hannah Gay on 'Time’s' most influential list

HIV specialist Dr. Hannah Gay, University of Mississippi Medical Center associate professor of pediatrics, has been named to the 2013 Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Gay gained notoriety for her atypical treatment regimen and functionally cured the baby who had been infected with HIV since 2010. She and her colleagues, ...

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Hospital helicopter transports are saving lives

Transporting critically ill or injured patients by helicopter from hospital to hospital or from the scene of an accident is commonplace in Mississippi’s urban centers and rural communities. Today about a dozen helicopters operate in Mississippi, flying heart transplant recipients, accident victims and premature babies to lifesaving care. The service is available throughout the state and the helicopters are based ...

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Read June 25 issue of MBJ

>> IS FARMING REAL BUSINESS? Ag commissioner seeking more emphasis on agriculture in state’s economic development— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> RISING CATTLE PRICES RAISE RUSTLER WORRIES Cattle theft on the rise with beef prices— by Ted Carter

 >> MSC: UMMC SUBJECT TO CON LAW “Certificate of need” applies to state’s largest research hospital— by Clay Chandler >> ...

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Reeves named dean

After more than two years of service as interim dean, Dr. Gary Reeves of Brandon has been appointed dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry. Reeves took over as the school’s leader after interim dean Dr. Butch Gilbert stepped down in February 2010. He first came to the School of Dentistry as a student in 1980, ...

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Hybrid Plastics technology used in world's first synthetic organ transplant

HATTIESBURG — Technology from a Mississippi company has been used in an international medical breakthrough: Hybrid Plastics’ unique technology called POSS (Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane) was recently used to enable the world’s first synthetic organ transplant. In the surgery performed in June 2011 in Sweden, a terminally ill cancer patient received a new trachea, or windpipe, made from his own stem ...

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DRMC announces chief of staff

Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is pleased to announce Robert L. Curry, M.D., Urologist, as its new Chief of Staff.  As Chief of Staff, Curry will serve as Chief Medical Officer, as well as on the Board of Trustees at DRMC. Stansel Harvey, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer at DRMC says, “Dr. Hayek did a remarkable job as Chief of Staff ...

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UMMC/HMA hospital alliance could help educationally, financially

Partnership between state’s academic medical center and for-profit hospital group could help keep more paying patients in state In response to rising healthcare costs and the uncertainty of federal healthcare reform, health care providers nationwide are consolidating, and academic medical centers and for-profit hospitals are entering into partnership agreements. The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has announced it is ...

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Private money, new stadium for Jackson State football loom as roadblocks for UMMC mega facility

There are two major hurdles to clear if the area around University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is to become a medical research and treatment “city.” Jackson State University has to relinquish control and management of Veterans Memorial Stadium, and hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment from new and existing medical facilities has to be gathered. One ...

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