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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.

Scientists restore hearing in noise-deafened mice, pointing way to new therapies for humans

Scientists have restored the hearing of mice partly deafened by noise, using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein in their ears. By demonstrating the importance of the protein, called NT3, in maintaining communication between the ears and brain, these new findings pave the way for research in humans that could improve treatment of hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal aging.

Brains in the balance: New $11.5M grant fuels U-M Parkinson’s disease research center to aid patients

Deep in the brains of the million Americans with Parkinson’s disease, changes to their brain cells put them at high risk of dangerous falls -- a problem that resists even the most modern treatments. Now, U-M scientists and doctors have launched a five-year, $11.5 million effort to better understand the cause of these problems, and find new options based in the latest brain science.

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