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Feb 01, 2017, 15:42 ET Over $2 million in funding announced for biomedical innovations across the State of Michigan

From an innovative coating for joint replacements, to a promising drug for the painful inflammatory disease scleroderma, 11 new biomedical ideas...


Dec 10, 2013, 09:00 ET A rising tide that lifts all boats: Study links broader health insurance in Mass. with better health & care

Compared with other New England states, health status & preventive care improved in Massachusetts after reform – especially for poor...


Jun 26, 2013, 11:56 ET Breast cancer clinical trial looks at targeting cancer stem cells

A major reason that breast cancer returns after treatment and spreads to other parts of the body is that current chemotherapy and radiation...


Apr 04, 2013, 09:45 ET On-and-off approach to prostate cancer treatment may compromise survival

Large, international trial finds intermittent androgen deprivation is not equivalent to continuous treatment  Taking a break from...


Jul 10, 2012, 14:40 ET U-M offers new skin cancer mobile app

UMSkinCheck tracks skin changes, offers skin check reminders ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer screening...


Apr 20, 2012, 08:38 ET Better space for tomorrow's doctors: U-M Medical School plans expansion for education

$55 million project will create more room for hands-on learning The University of Michigan Medical School will greatly expand and...


Sep 21, 2011, 11:18 ET U-M Doctor and Research Scientist Named President of National Neurological Association

Eva Feldman to lead American Neurological Association Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., will become president of the American Neurological Association on...


Sep 16, 2011, 12:39 ET University of Michigan Board of Regents Approves New Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics Department

U-M Medical School is one of the first medical schools in the country to establish a comprehensive Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics...


Aug 16, 2011, 13:41 ET U-M Launches New Smartphone App For Prospective Medical Students

First-ever program makes checking admission status even easier The University of Michigan Medical School has launched M.D.Stat+, a free...


May 31, 2011, 17:06 ET Kids Who Bully, Have Aggressive Behaviors Are Twice as Likely to Have Sleep Problems, U-M Study Says

Researchers found urban schoolchildren with behaviors like bullying more likely to have sleep-disordered breathing or daytime sleepiness Children...


Feb 04, 2011, 14:23 ET U-M Medical School Researchers Set New Record in NIH Funding: $368.7 Million

U-M ranks in top 10 among medical schools, reflecting extraordinary efforts of physicians and scientists University of Michigan Medical School...


Jan 17, 2011, 12:10 ET U-M Researchers Find Indirect Path to Attack Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Bone marrow-derived cells create 'niche' to harbor cancer stem cells; New therapies could target the niche to kill the stem cells Scientists at...


Dec 09, 2010, 10:32 ET Drug Combination Shows Promise for Newly Diagnosed Blood Cancer Patients, Study Finds

In early results, all participants responded to treatment with limited side effects A new three-drug combination used to treat the blood cancer...


Aug 02, 2010, 14:55 ET U-M Hires Almost 200 New Medical School Faculty Members Since May

Number of physicians and medical researchers on staff hits highest point ever, capping five years of steady growth Colleen Hawley Neal, M.D., is...


Apr 20, 2010, 10:51 ET Gene Test Shows Who Could Benefit From Statins to Reduce Colon Cancer Risk: Study

Same gene involved in statins lowering cholesterol A genetic test can help determine in which patients cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might...


Mar 09, 2010, 15:46 ET Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome Not More Likely to Develop Polyps or Colon Cancer, U-M Study Says

Unless other warning signs are present, colonoscopies aren't necessary for typical cases of irritable bowel syndrome, U-M physician says Patients...


Jan 20, 2010, 13:09 ET School Support Lacking for Emotional, Behavioral Issues, say Parents

1/3 of parents give primary schools an "A;" less than 1/4 give secondary schools an "A" School psychologists, counselors and social workers are...


Jan 05, 2010, 09:34 ET Blocking Inflammation Receptor Kills Breast Cancer Stem Cells, U-M Study Finds

Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered an important link between inflammation and breast cancer stem...


Apr 20, 2009, 12:31 ET New Imaging Analysis Predicts Brain Tumor Survival

U-M researchers develop 'parametric response map' to analyze changes in a tumor's blood flow, volume As early as one week after beginning...


Apr 08, 2009, 09:50 ET More Intense Bladder Cancer Treatment Does Not Improve Survival, U-M Study Finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite enduring more invasive tests and medical procedures, patients who were treated...


Apr 08, 2009, 09:42 ET High-Dose Radiation Improves Lung Cancer Survival, U-M Study Finds

Concurrent chemotherapy, radiation also linked to better survival Higher doses of radiation combined with chemotherapy improve survival in...


Mar 02, 2009, 15:01 ET U-M Researchers ID Gene Involved in Pancreatic Cancer

ATDC levels average 20-fold higher in cancerous cells Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a...