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Pinpointing Natural Cancer Drug's True Origins Brings Sustainable Production a Step Closer


For decades, scientists have known that ET-743, a compound extracted from a marine invertebrate called a mangrove tunicate, can kill cancer cells. The drug has been approved for use in patients in Europe and is in clinical trials in the U.S.
27-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Cancer Drugs May Hold Key to Treating Down Syndrome and Other Brain Disorders


A class of FDA-approved cancer drugs may be able to prevent problems with brain cell development associated with disorders including Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome, researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have found.
19-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

A Climate Signal in the Global Distribution of Copper Deposits

Climate helps drive the erosion process that exposes economically valuable copper deposits and shapes the pattern of their global distribution, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Idaho and the University of Michigan.
11-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Naturally Occurring Amino Acid Could Improve Oral Health

Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque, which could help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease, researchers at the University of Michigan and Newcastle University have discovered
7-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT

U-Michigan Scientists Observe Deadly Dance Between Nerves and Cancer Cells

In certain types of cancer, nerves and cancer cells enter an often lethal and intricate waltz where cancer cells and nerves move toward one another and eventually engage in such a way that the cancer cells enter the nerves.
28-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Landslides, Mudslides Likely to Remain a Significant Threat in Nepal for Months

The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a University of Michigan researcher.
28-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Reducing School Bus Pollution Improves Children's Health

Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses 25 million children ride every day could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by the University of Michigan and the University of...
23-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

U-M Researchers Find New Gene Involved in Blood-Forming Stem Cells

Research led by the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has identified a gene critical to controlling the body's ability to create blood cells and immune cells from blood-forming stem cells—known as hematopoietic stem cells.
7-Apr-2015 11:30 AM EDT

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U-Michigan Expert Says 2016 Presidential Candidates Who Announce Early Reap Some Benefits


25-Mar-2015 9:30 AM EDT

2015 State of the Union Address: U-M Experts Available to Discuss

President Obama will outline various executive actions and legislative proposals during the State of the Union address Jan. 20. University of Michigan experts are available to offer analysis.
19-Jan-2015 4:15 PM EST

U-M Experts Can Discuss US-Cuba Talks

The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in five decades will lead a delegation Wednesday to Havana to begin talks about normalizing relations. The trip is part of President Obama's effort to ease the embargo with the communist nation.
19-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

U-M Experts Can Discuss Papal Visits to Sri Lanka, Philippines

Pope Francis on Thursday visits the Philippines—one of the most devoutly Catholic countries in the world. Professors at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the pope's leadership challenges and the Church's influence in the country...
13-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

U-M Expert Notes That in Ferguson Case, Perceptions Differ Between Whites and Blacks

25-Nov-2014 3:30 PM EST

Smile, You're on (Video) Camera. U-M Expert Says Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Could Have Happened Sooner


24-Nov-2014 5:05 PM EST

U-M Law Expert Says Ferguson Case Is Another Example of Why Police Reform Needed


24-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

U-M Expert on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: Race Is Still a Factor in the Justice System

24-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

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