SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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Small School Big Ideas
Research at SIU School of Medicine demonstrates what happens when an academic environment nurtures creativity among its clinicians and scientists. Research teams are continually discovering, investigating and testing cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment methods that are as innovative as those being developed anywhere in the world.
But what does all this mean for the people served by the school?
Here are just a few examples of the impact:
• A new drug protects cancer patients’ hearing from damage caused by chemotherapy
• Improved screenings for ovarian and endometrial cancer are being developed, and there are promising new insights to prevent ovarian cancer using natural agents
• Clinical therapies offer hope for treating depression
• Tissue engineering is being used to grow new skin and physical structures to repair traumatic injuries
•Studies are exploring ways to slow and prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders