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Ebola preparedness at the University of Michigan Health System

Every day, the dedicated staff of UMHS hospitals and health centers take care of patients with serious illnesses – including those who carry infectious diseases. We’re drawing on this experience and expertise to help us prepare for the possibility of receiving patients who have Ebola virus disease, or a high risk of developing it.

Paradox lost: Speedier heart attack treatment does save more lives after all, study suggests

A national effort to shave minutes off emergency heart attack treatment time has increased the chance that each patient will survive, a new study suggests. But yet the survival rate for all patients put together hasn’t budged. It seems like a paradox. But wait, say they authors of the new report: the paradox vanishes with more detailed analysis of exactly who has been getting this treatment.

Best supporting actors – in your ears? U-M research points to potential way to restore hearing

There’s a cast of characters deep inside your ears -- many kinds of tiny cells working together to allow you to hear. The lead actors, called hair cells, play the crucial role in carrying sound signals to the brain. But new research shows that when it comes to restoring lost hearing ability, the spotlight may fall on some of the ear’s supporting actors – and their understudies.

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