This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a cluster of rod-shaped, drug-resistant, Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, the pathogen responsible for causing the disease tuberculosis (TB). The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron microscopic (SEM) imagery.

Millions for Tuberculosis Treatment

MUSC infectious disease export Dr. Susan Dorman was recently awarded a 10-year, $9.9 million contract by the CDC.

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Research at MUSC

The Medical University of South Carolina is dedicated to engaging community members in all aspects of the research process. Research and discovery programs at MUSC promote health, reduce the risk of illness and disease, and build community resilience. Our discoveries are transforming health care outcomes across South Carolina and beyond.

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Illustration of two brains showing the motor cortex, located near the middle of the skull, and the DLPFC, closer to the front.

Researchers have discovered that there may be a new pathway in the brain that provides pain relief and reduces cravings for opioids. Over a third of the U.S. population suffers from chronic pain, with little to no reported relief from medication. Transcranial magnetic brain stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive form of brain stimulation that may offer a new treatment option for these underserved members of our community.