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Research at MUSC

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is the premier biomedical research institution in South Carolina. Our success in receiving research funding reflects an enterprise of basic and clinical scientists internationally recognized for biomedical work in diseases such as cancer, stroke, health disparities, addiction sciences, inflammation and fibrosis, and digestive disease - just to name a few! All a direct result of recruiting top scientists with a strategic focus to serve the needs of the people of South Carolina.

From bench lab to patient bedside, we are committed to leading health innovation for the lives we touch. We invite you to explore these stories, engage with us, and get to know the scientists who are the heart of our research community dedicated to changing what's possible in healthcare through state of the art research and discovery!

Introducing: In Our DNA SC

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MUSC is excited to launch In Our DNA SC, a large-scale, first-of-its-kind community health research project in South Carolina investigating how DNA impacts health, with a broader goal of learning how to offer more personalized health care to our community.

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Research Highlights

In the News

Mononuclear phagocytes in Alzheimer's disease. Licensed from Wikimedia Commons.

In Alzheimer’s disease, fewer cells line the brain's smallest vessels, making them leaky. Blocking a protein stopped the leakage and improved memory in mice.

New Alzheimers Target

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Dr. Edith Williams in her office at MUSC.

Dr. Edith Williams has made giving suffering women hope her life’s work, "making the invisible visible."

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