For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal – enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others. But a small new study suggests that a new handheld electronic device can help such patients overcome the hand shakes caused by essential tremor.
Using simple age cut-offs to guide colorectal screening may contribute to overuse of tests among unhealthy older adults, and result in healthy seniors missing out on the preventative tests that include colonoscopy.
Online ratings that review physicians – just like ratings for restaurants, movies and mechanics – can influence what doctor a patient chooses, but most patients rank insurance acceptance and convenience as more important factors, according to U-M research published Feb. 18 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Three UMHS pathologists who developed software that could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment won a statewide entrepreneurship competition organized last week by the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship.
New research finds that a protein that fuels an inflammatory pathway does not turn off in breast cancer, resulting in an increase in cancer stem cells. This provides a potential target for treating triple negative breast cancer, the most aggressive form of the disease.
A new study disputes the effectiveness of mortality as a measure of the quality of care provided by hospitals to stroke patients - and therefore hospital rankings - because use of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders differs widely between hospitals.
People with multiple sclerosis might assume that the fatigue they often feel just comes with the territory of their chronic neurological condition. But a new U-M study suggests that a large proportion of MS patients may have an undiagnosed sleep disorder that is also known to cause fatigue.
People whose brainstems are affected by their stroke have a significantly higher prevalence of sleep apnea than those who have stroke-related injury elsewhere in the brain, according to new U-M research.
We're all aware of the health benefits of dietary fiber. But what is dietary fiber and how do we metabolize it? Research by U-M scientists and their colleagues has begun to uncover how our gut bacteria metabolize the complex dietary carbohydrates found in fruits and vegetables.
Dengue fever and West Nile fever are mosquito-borne diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year, but there is no vaccine against either of the related viruses. U-M scientists have made a discovery that could lead to a target for a potential vaccine or for treatment.
As hospitals and doctors’ offices across the country race to join online systems that let them share medical information securely, a new study suggests that these systems may already be helping cut unnecessary care.
The William Davidson Foundation has awarded $4.35 million to U-M, including the Medical School, to support programs that will accelerate the flow of U-M-generated ideas to the marketplace and spur economic activity in southeast Michigan.
Breast cancer stem cells exist in two different states and each state plays a role in how cancer spreads, according to an international collaboration of researchers. Their finding sheds new light on the process that makes cancer a deadly disease.
Research program will investigate an exciting new hypothesis about lost beta cell function in type 1 diabetes that may change our basic understanding of the disease and lead to novel prevention and restoration therapies.
Patients with tongue cancer who started their treatment with a course of chemotherapy fared significantly worse than patients who received surgery first, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
For tens of millions of Americans with tinnitus, there's a constant ringing, buzzing, hissing, humming or other noise in their ears that isn’t real. Now, U-M Medical School researchers are helping explain what is going on -- and are working to find a solution.
Nine hospitals in southeast Michigan have come together to form one of 25 regional stroke networks across the nation that will allow teams of researchers representing every medical specialty needed for stroke care to address the three prongs of stroke research: prevention, treatment and recovery.
In 2006, Massachusetts was on the same brink that the entire nation is on today: the brink of expanding health insurance to cover far more people than before, through government-driven, market-based reform. Now, a new study shows the health of residents in that one trailblazing state improved measurably, especially among the poor and near-poor, in just the first five years.
A low level of daily exposure to a common component of sunlight can cause skin damage at the molecular level after just a few days, new University of Michigan Medical School research shows. The findings highlight the need for better sunscreens to protect against these damaging rays.
A new class of drugs reduced the risk of patients contracting a serious and often deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplant treatments, according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.