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First Michigan Proton Center Begins Treating Cancer Patients

Proton therapy is a high-tech alternative to X-ray radiation. It offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing adjacent healthy tissue with fewer side effects. Proton therapy uses atomic particles, traveling up to two-thirds the speed...
13-Jul-2017 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stem Cells Try, But Fail, to Repair ACL Injuries

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A discovery, described in a recent study by researchers at Beaumont Health, revealed ACL tears send a signal to stem cells throughout our body. This could lead to future breakthroughs to enable stem cells to repair injuries and reduce development of...
21-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Discover Body’s Stem Cell Army Hits a Wall When Responding to an ACL Injury

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Researchers believe this is the first study of its kind to reveal the body’s systemic stem cell response to an ACL injury. Osteoarthritis affects more than 30 million adults in the United States. Many cases occur after trauma to a joint. It’s...
15-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Social media outreach leads to discovery of biomarker for interstitial cystitis diagnosis

Within just two weeks, 454 women and men from 46 states participated in the study, watching a YouTube video and completing an online survey.
17-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Diagnostic Biomarkers in Saliva Show Promise in Recognizing Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Beaumont Research Institute investigators are hopeful that their study involving small molecules in saliva will help identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
16-May-2017 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research Finds Urine Test Could Detect Zika Virus Quickly, Protect Unborn Babies

Dr. Lamb and her colleagues developed a quick, simple test for Zika virus so easy to administer, you don’t even need a doctor. It’s a urine test that produces results in under 30 minutes
15-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

One and Done: Michigan Man Benefits From Prostate Cancer Research Program

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Prostate HDR brachytherapy typically takes two to three hours. Patients usually go home from the hospital the same day. In contrast to permanent seed, or low-dose-rate brachytherapy, with HDR, no radioactive material is left inside the patient after...
2-May-2017 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Heart-Healthy Handbook Provides Inspiration and Information for Preventing and Managing Heart Disease

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Facts and other prevention and heart health tips and information are packed inside “The Heart-Healthy Handbook,” featuring 140-plus essays written by more than 60 Beaumont Health experts and published by Monterrey, California-based publisher,...
4-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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