June 2017 News

Older Americans don’t get – or seek – enough help from doctors and 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 weighs on their budget, a new U-M/AARP poll finds. But many older adults aren’t getting – or asking for – as much help as they could from their doctors and pharmacists to find lower-cost options, the new data reveal.

U of M Researchers Awarded Grant to Study the Development of Esophageal Cancer

The Divisions of Cancer Prevention (DCP) and Cancer Biology (DCB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $6 million grant to investigators at the University of Michigan to continue support for a Research Center in the Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) — this consortium studies the connection between Barrett’s esophagus and risk for developing esophageal cancer.
 
 

America’s still first in science -- but China rose fast as funding stalled in U.S. and other countries, study finds

American scientific teams still publish significantly more biomedical research discoveries than teams from any other country, a new study shows, and the U.S. still leads the world in research and development expenditures. But American dominance is slowly shrinking, the analysis finds, as China’s skyrocketing investing on science over the last two decades begins to pay off. 

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