A U-M alumna who sought to avoid passing a deadly disease to her son has given scientists a gift that could help many more families affected by the same disease: an embryo that has allowed U-M researchers to produce stem cells and nerve cells that contain the crucial disease-causing genetic defect.
Starting this week, medical students across the country are asking themselves, “If you could go anywhere in the country to train for your chosen field of medicine, where would you go?” According to new rankings, U-M should be near the top of those students’ lists, no matter what kind of doctor they want to be.
A new test can guide treatment for patients with graft versus host disease (GVHD), an often life-threatening complication of bone marrow and stem cell transplants, according to research from the University of Michigan published in Lancet Haematology this month.
Ten years ago, the federal government tapped U-M physicians to pioneer a new effort, aimed at getting more value out of every dollar spent on the care of Medicare patients. Today, the improvements and experience that grew out of that effort will now benefit all patients treated at U-M Health System’s hospitals and clinics.
For up to one in five Americans over age 65, getting older brings mild memory and thinking problems – what doctors call mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. Now, a pair of U-M doctors has put together a definitive look at what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to this common condition.
Since its launch in April, 477,000 Michiganders have signed up for a new Medicaid health insurance option offered by the state, called the Healthy Michigan Plan. Now, University of Michigan researchers will study how well the new plan works, and advise the state government on how well it’s living up to what lawmakers intended.
Sleep-related breathing problems and chronic lack of sleep may each double the risk of a child becoming obese by age 15, according to new research. The good news is that both sleep problems can be corrected.
Despite years of effort to help American seniors with high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes get their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar under control, new research shows wide gaps between older people of different ethnic backgrounds in all three of these key health measures.
For children and adults with epilepsy, the possibility of dying suddenly and without warning looms in the background all the time – yet scientists and doctors still don’t know why it occurs. Now, U-M researchers and colleagues around the nation will try to get to the heart of this mystery, and perhaps find new ways to spot those most at risk.
Daniel F. Hayes, M.D., clinical director of the breast oncology program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, was elected president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the largest and one of the most influential oncology professional societies.
For 88 years, U-M medical students have taken to the streets of Ann Arbor on the first weekend of December, collecting donations from passers-by for children’s charities and giving out colorful paper-and-string tags for donors to wear proudly on their coats or bags. This year, there's a virtual twist.
A technology that started in a University of Michigan Medical School lab may soon help lung disease patients around the world breathe a little easier, by giving them a clearer diagnosis and treatment plan.
Joseph E. Fournier has accepted an offer to become the next chief human resources officer for the U-M Health System. He will begin this leadership role in February 2015, with overall responsibility for human resources programs, initiatives and services in the Health System.
U-M President Mark Schlissel today announced that he will be recommending the appointment of Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., to become U-M’s executive vice president for medical affairs March 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents in December.
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.
Hockey fans will be given a chance to bleed maize and blue for a good cause at the Nov. 14 game, where Wolverines for Life volunteers will be on hand to sign up blood donors in the annual Blood Battle against Ohio State.