U-M researchers have launched dozens of COVID-19 studies in the past six weeks, working at top speed to understand the new coronavirus, test ways of preventing or treating COVID-19, and measure the pandemic’s effects on people and society. Now, they need the public’s help.
For decades, U-M teams have tackled some of the world’s toughest health challenges through research, education and global partnership. Now, thanks to a new $10 million gift, those teams will have new resources to think even bigger, work together and with global partners more effectively, and make a greater positive impact on the health and health care of people with the greatest need worldwide.
An institutional report card for gender equity representing more than 500 institutions worldwide reveals that women are not equally promoted, recruited or retained to senior roles, and that policies to support women in science are lacking.
A new grant to University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center member Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., will provide long-term support to increase understanding of genetic markers of cancer to leverage targeted treatments.
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center a grant worth $33.4 million over five years. At the same time, the center’s designation as a “comprehensive cancer center” was renewed.
Doctors and older patients may disagree more often than either of them suspects about whether a particular medical test or medicine is truly necessary, according to findings from a new poll of Americans over age 50.
The number of older Americans who take three or more medicines that affect their brains has more than doubled in just a decade, a new study finds. The sharpest rise occurred in seniors living in rural areas.
Eight years ago this month, silence fell over a vast pharmaceutical research campus in northeast Ann Arbor. But today, it’s a bustling part of U-M, which has spent recent years putting its laboratories, offices and event spaces back to good use. A new project will renovate the last two empty buildings to create dozens of medical research laboratories.
As part of the Cancer Moonshot, representatives from government, academic, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies are launching a new partnership in pursuit of creating an open database for liquid biopsies to potentially accelerate the development of safe and effective blood profiling diagnostic technologies for patient benefit.
All experts in the field now agree that PTSD indeed has its roots in very real, physical processes within the brain – and not in some sort of psychological “weakness”. But no clear consensus has emerged about what exactly has gone “wrong” in the brain. A new theory from two U-M experts could change that.
The last thing any hospital patient or nursing home resident needs is to get infected with “superbug” bacteria that don’t respond to treatment with antibiotics. New U-M research funded by CDC will work to better prevent, detect and treat such infections.
A new study shows just how much it costs to care for surgical complicatoins in the hospital and beyond, and how widely hospitals can vary in their ability to keep patients from suffering, or dying from, the same complications.
The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of 12 sites to joinPrecision Promise, the first large-scale precision medicine trial designed to transform outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer.
Rather than charging all patients the same amount for every doctor visit and prescription drug, health insurance plans' out-of-pocket costs should be based on how much a specific clinical service improves health, say two experts who have studied the issue. They have specific recommendations for how to change IRS and Medicare policy to make this possible.
Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, so they can get help from modern treatments, a new study suggests the doctors may be less likely to seek help for those same concerns about themselves.
Every year, millions of people in prison or jail struggle with mental health issues and substance use disorders. And after they get out, those issues can increase their chances of another arrest if they don’t receive treatment. But recent changes in a different area of the law -- health insurance -- may signal that this cycle could soon shift.
Nearly 15 million times a year, Americans with heart trouble climb onto a treadmill to take a stress test that can reveal blockages in their heart’s blood vessels. It’s a major factor in deciding what doctors should do next for them. But in October, many such patients may not be able to get the best possible test, due to a looming shortage of a crucial short-lived radioactive element
Why do we – and the fruit flies that sometimes inhabit our kitchens – seek out protein-full foods when we’re running on empty? And what does that preference mean for the odds of living a longer life, whether it’s measured in decades for a human, or days for a fly? New research suggests that a brain chemical may have a lot to do with both questions.
Dying in America is an expensive process, with about 1 in 4 Medicare dollars going to care for people in their last year of life. But for African Americans and Hispanics, the cost of dying is far higher than for whites. A new study tries to get to the bottom of this expensive mystery.
Can stem cells help reveal the roots of mental illness, and open the door to better treatment? A team of University of Michigan scientists who have helped pioneer this approach will now work with researchers around the country, in a $15 million national effort to take the research to a new level.