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Study Uncovers Unexpected Connection Between Gliomas, Neurodegenerative Diseases

New basic science and clinical research identifies TAU, the same protein studied in the development of Alzheimer’s, as a biomarker for glioma development.
22-Jan-2020 7:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Antiviral Compound Offers Hope Against Deadly Flu, Coronaviruses

A study in mice finds that a compound modeled on a protein found in bananas safely protects against multiple strains of the influenza virus, Ebola and coronaviruses.
21-Jan-2020 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Nearly 9 in 10 parents say teens spend too much time gaming but many mistaken about child’s video game behavior

Eighty-six percent of parents agree that teens spend too much time gaming, but many may be mistaken about the extent of their own child’s video game habits, a new national poll suggests.
14-Jan-2020 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Neuron Found in Mice Could Have Implications for Effective Diet Drugs

A cell found in mice may be able to stop feeding in humans without subsequential nauseating effects as well as influence the long term intake of food.
17-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Helping Patients Prep Mind and Body for Surgery Pays Off, Study Suggests

An inexpensive program to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and get them home faster, according to new research involving hundreds of patients in 21 hospitals across...
16-Jan-2020 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Replacement for Exercise?

A protein called Sestrin might be responsible for many of the benefits of a good workout.
13-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

U-M researchers find new function for macropinocytosis in mammalian cell growth

For the first time, researchers at Michigan Medicine have demonstrated that macropinocytosis, a cellular process known to be involved in cancer and other diseases, also plays an important role in the growth of at least one type of normal mammalian...
10-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Overdose rates are higher, but opioid addiction care is harder to find, in Medicaid work requirement states, study finds

Low-income people with addiction, especially those with addiction to opioids, may find it hard to access the kind of care they need to recover no matter where they live, a new study suggests. But treatment for opioid problems is especially scarce...
9-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites


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Michigan Medicine is one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, with three hospitals, one of the 10 largest biomedical research budgets, and national-level strength in a broad range of specialties. It includes the University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, the U-M Medical School and its 1,800-member Faculty Group Practice, and specialty centers in cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, eye conditions, geriatrics, health policy, neurosciences and organ transplant. Michigan Medicine is part of the University of Michigan, and has a close affiliation with the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

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