Teens and young adults who get seriously injured in an assault are nearly twice as likely as their peers to end up back in the emergency room for a violent injury within the next two years, a new University of Michigan Injury Center study finds. The researchers call this repeating pattern of violent injury a reoccurring disease, but their landmark study also suggests potentially powerful opportunities to intervene in ways that could stop the cycle.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have shown how a single neuron can perform multiple functions in a model organism, illuminating for the first time this fundamental biological mechanism and shedding light on the human brain.
The University of Michigan in partnership with the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, are pleased to announce they have been selected to continue operating the National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC).
The federal government will fine more than 2,600 hospitals in the coming year, because too many Medicare patients treated at these hospitals are ending up back in the hospital within 30 days of going home. Two new conditions have been added in this round of penalties: elective hip and knee replacement and chronic lung disease. Now, a new U-M analysis shows that penalties for chronic lung disease will have a greater impact on hospitals that care for poor and minority patients.
A new comprehensive analysis of thyroid cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network has identified markers of aggressive tumors, which could allow for better targeting of appropriate treatments to individual patients.
Right out of the starting gate, Michigan’s expansion of health coverage for the poor and near-poor holds lessons for other states that are still on the fence about expanding their own Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis shows.
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.
A decade ago, America’s health care community took on heart attacks with gusto, harnessing the power of research and data to make sure that
every patient got the best possible care. It worked: death rates have dropped. Now, say a pair of U-M experts, it’s time to do the same for sepsis.
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.
Researchers at the U-M School of Public Health and Medical School and collaborators at two other institutions will undertake the largest whole genome sequencing study funded to date, as they seek to better understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Every day, organ transplant patients around the world take a drug called rapamycin to keep their immune systems from rejecting their new kidneys and hearts. New U-M research suggests that the same drug could help brain tumor patients by boosting the effect of new immune-based therapies.
A new study pulls back the curtain on one of the most contentious issues in health care: differences in payment between physicians who perform operations and those who don’t. Contrary to perception, the research indicates, the physician payment system is not inherently “rigged” to favor surgeons.
A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those without. Those with ADHD, U-M research finds, lag behind others of the same age in how quickly their brains form connections within, and between, key brain networks.
Doctors at one hospital may be as much as six times as likely to admit an emergency patient with a common non-life-threatening diagnosis to the hospital, compared with doctors at another hospital treating an identical patient, a new U-M study finds.