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Researchers Discover New Genetic Anomalies in Lung Cancer


By analyzing the DNA and RNA of lung cancers, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients whose tumors contained a large number of gene fusions had worse outcomes than patients with fewer gene fusions....
19-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Mild Memory & Thinking Issues: What Works, What Doesn’t? U-M Experts Weigh the Evidence

For up to one in five Americans over age 65, getting older brings memory and thinking problems. It may seem like part of getting older - but officially, it’s called mild cognitive impairment or MCI. A new definitive look at the evidence about what...
15-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Less Than Half of Parents Think Their 18-Year-Olds Can Make a Doctors Appointment

Most parents agree their children should be ready to move out of the pediatrician’s office into adult-focused care by age 18 – but just 30 percent actually make that transition by that age, according to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott...
15-Dec-2014 3:50 PM EST

How Is Michigan’s New Healthy Michigan Plan Working? New Five-Year U-M Study Will Find Out

Since its launch in April, 477,000 Michiganders have signed up for a new Medicaid health insurance option offered by the state, called the Healthy Michigan Plan. Now, University of Michigan researchers will study how well the new plan works, and...
11-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

Is Care Best in the West? Study Finds Racial Gaps in Medicare Advantage Persist Across U.S., Except in West


Despite years of effort to help American seniors with high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes get their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar under control, new research shows wide gaps between older people of different ethnic...
5-Dec-2014 12:30 PM EST

Next-Generation Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections May Focus on Fitness Genes

Ask any woman: urinary tract infections are painful and unpredictable. University of Michigan researchers identify genes to help fight the infections that are becoming resistant to antibiotics.
10-Dec-2014 11:00 AM EST

Green Light From FDA for CT Lung-Imaging Software That Got Its Start at U-M Medical School


A technology that started in a University of Michigan Medical School lab may soon help lung disease patients around the world breathe a little easier, by helping their doctors make a clearer diagnosis and more individualized treatment plan.
2-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

Antacids Linked to Better Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

Patients with head and neck cancer who used antacid medicines to control acid reflux had better overall survival, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
2-Dec-2014 12:05 AM EST

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