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.
A multi-institution study has found thatincreasing the number of insured patients was not associated with higher intensive care unit (ICU) usage in Massachusetts. The findings have implications for the nation as a whole, as health care reform takes full effect.
Researchers will explore how technology already familiar to younger groups can be used to implement
innovative types of support for young adults with spina bifida, cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Five years ago this month, Michigan voters opened the door for a full range of stem cell research in the state. Today, that effort is well under way at U-M, and yielding results that are expanding knowledge of a wide range of diseases.
HomeFront Strong, a U-M Depression Center program for military spouses that focuses on building resilience and coping skills, will expand its reach into several additional southeast Michigan communities with the support of new funding from the Flinn Foundation.
Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a type of mutation that develops after breast cancer patients take anti-estrogen therapies. The mutations explain one reason why patients often become resistant to this therapy.
Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified new proteins that control the function of critical immune cell subsets called T-cells, which are responsible for a serious and often deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplants.
For the millions of people suffering from the intensely red, horribly itchy skin condition known as eczema, the only thing more maddening than their disease is the lack of understanding of what causes it, or makes it flare up from time to time. Now, new U-M research may bring that understanding closer – and could help lead to better treatments.
With prescription drug abuse at epidemic levels nationwide, and overdoses killing more people than auto accidents in many states, a new U-M study provides striking new data about the misuse of potent prescription painkillers and sedatives by teens and young adults.
Alexis Carulli wants to make a difference in fighting human disease. So do the thousands of bright graduate students like her. But with federal scientific research funding flat, eroded by inflation and cut by budget sequestration, Carulli worries for her generation of aspiring biomedical scientists.
As the nation’s health care system prepares for uninsured Americans to gain health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a question hangs over crowded hospital emergency departments: Will the newly insured make fewer ER visits than they do today?
Adrenal cancer researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center are seeing the results of their laboratory studies translate to a clinical trial to test a potential new therapy in patients.
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” goes the playground rhyme that’s supposed to help children endure taunts. But a new study suggests that there’s more going on inside our brains when someone snubs us – and that the brain may have its own way of easing social pain.