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Jun 30, 2017, 09:45 ET Older Americans don't get - or seek - enough help from doctors & pharmacists on drug costs, poll finds

The majority of Americans over age 50 take two or more prescription medicines to prevent or treat health problems, and many of them say the cost...


Jun 21, 2017, 08:49 ET As America ages, new national poll will track key health issues for those over 50

Nearly a third of U.S. adults have celebrated their 50th birthday – a sign of an aging nation. Now, a new poll based at the University of Michigan...


May 31, 2017, 10:26 ET With $58M grant, U-M researchers will push research and health care forward with community's help

The next big idea to help people with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, depression or many other conditions could be bubbling up...


Mar 31, 2017, 09:56 ET From AIDS to Zika: April 7 U-M event features top speakers on contagious crises

Major figures in the never-ending fight against dangerous infections will gather at U-M on Friday, April 7, for an afternoon-long exploration of how...


Dec 07, 2016, 08:19 ET New federal grant: A win-win for science education at three Michigan higher education institutions

They're at two different ends of the higher-education journey: some just starting out on associate's degrees, the others finishing up advanced...


Oct 24, 2016, 09:37 ET U-M launches effort to prevent surgery-related opioid addiction across Michigan

America's opioid drug epidemic has struck hard in Michigan. But now, a team from the University of Michigan is striking back at a key factor: opioid...


Oct 20, 2016, 05:15 ET U-M will expand medical discovery space through $78.5M project

Eight years ago this month, silence fell over a vast pharmaceutical research campus in northeast Ann Arbor. But today, it's a bustling part of the...


Oct 20, 2016, 05:14 ET $10.75 million gift funds depression research at the University of Michigan

A transformative donation of $10.75 million to the University of Michigan Depression Center will help accelerate development of personalized...


Oct 20, 2016, 02:00 ET #WhipCancer Challenge raising funds for cancer research at the University of Michigan Health System

Cancer is the disease we fear most. The disease we most want to solve. The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and C.S. Mott...


Oct 06, 2016, 04:14 ET CDC taps U-M researchers for major effort to fight "superbug" bacteria through research

The last thing any hospital patient or nursing home resident needs is to get infected with "superbug" bacteria that don't respond to treatment with...


Sep 13, 2016, 10:38 ET Hundreds of Southeast Michigan tweens needed to help U-M scientists explore the developing brain

Parents of tweens and teens often wish they could peer inside their child's brain, to figure out what makes them tick or what's troubling them. So do ...


Sep 12, 2016, 08:00 ET Nominations open for 2017 $100,000 Taubman Prize

Applications for the 2017 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science will be accepted through February 15, 2017. This award is...


Jun 15, 2016, 03:03 ET Bare Your Blues for Father's Day

Does your dad or husband need another tie for Father's Day? Probably not. Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: http://www.multivu....


May 23, 2016, 01:43 ET Hospitals can break through the "wall of silence" using new national toolkit based on U-M approach

Inside the walls of America's hospitals, countless feats of healing and caring happen every day. But when something unexpected, or harmful, happens...


May 09, 2016, 01:29 ET Pesticide exposure may be ALS risk factor

New research shows environmental pollutants could affect the chances a person will develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. There is no cure...


Apr 18, 2016, 03:52 ET Fashion design meets U-M research in wearable human stem cell images

Dominic Pangborn's artwork is always changing and he's fearless in his approach, which is never the same twice. Over his decades-long career, the...


Apr 12, 2016, 08:13 ET CHAMPs for Mott Culinary Gala, Hosted by Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani, and Golf Tournament to Benefit U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital May 14-16, 2016

The 3rd annual CHAMPs for Mott, scheduled for Saturday, May 14 – Monday, May 16, 2016, is an exciting fundraiser for the University of Michigan C.S....


Mar 29, 2016, 08:00 ET University of Michigan Health System tests beating heart transplants

Despite advances in organ transplantation, the way donor hearts are moved from hospital to hospital remains low-tech: stored on ice and carried in a...


Mar 07, 2016, 08:54 ET What should medical researchers study next? You can help decide

If you wish scientists would figure out a solution for a medical problem you face, or find answers for a loved one who struggles with a health...


Feb 16, 2016, 10:03 ET Mining a deep vein of data, researchers make key findings on IV device use

When it comes to something as routine as delivering medicine and nutrition to patients through their bloodstream, all medical teams want to do the...


Jan 18, 2016, 07:00 ET Report identifies positive news on kidney disease in the U.S., yet challenges remain

The annual data report from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) reveals both positive and negative trends in kidney disease in the U.S. The...


Jan 08, 2016, 11:25 ET Even children with higher IQs behave better when their sleep apnea is fixed

Many doctors will ask about quality of sleep when children have problems at school, but new research shows it's just as important to pay attention to ...


Jan 07, 2016, 04:35 ET Low-income communities more likely to face childhood obesity

For a long time researchers have tracked high rates of obesity among black and Hispanic kids, but a closer look at communities shows family income...


Jan 05, 2016, 02:54 ET U-M startup company secures license, funding to test potential drugs aimed at endocrine disorders

What started as research into one of the most rare types of cancer has expanded into a portfolio that includes a potential treatment for the most...


Oct 14, 2015, 05:21 ET Laser-based imaging tool could increase accuracy, safety of brain tumor surgery

Brain tumor tissue can be hard to distinguish from normal brain during surgery. Neurosurgeons use their best judgment in the operating room but often ...