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Pregnancy & PTSD: Surprising Findings Could Help Moms-to-Be at Risk

For most women, expecting a baby brings intense joy --and a fair amount of worry. But what about women with post-traumatic stress disorder? Contrary to what researchers expected, a new study shows that pregnancy may actually reduce their PTSD...
10-Feb-2016 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A New Home – but with No Medical Home? U-M Study Looks at Immigrants’ Kids with Special Health Needs


hey may have made America their new home, but immigrants whose children have special medical needs appear to be having trouble finding a true “medical home” for their child, a new study finds.
9-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Clues to Common and Elusive KRAS Cancer Gene


One of the most common cancer-causing genes has continuously stymied researchers’ efforts to develop treatments against it. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have dug deeper and exposed a key interaction...
2-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

U-M Researcher Receives $6.5M Grant to Target Cancer Stem Cells


Dr. Max S. Wicha has received a $6.5 million Outstanding Investigator Award to study cancer stem cells, the small number of cells within a tumor that fuel its growth and spread.
3-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Dose Makes the Poison: Opioid Overdose Study Supports Call for Caution in Prescription Levels

When it comes to prescription painkillers, the difference between controlling pain and dying from an overdose may come down to how strong a prescription the doctor wrote, according to a new study in veterans. And the threshold for safe prescribing...
1-Feb-2016 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Deadline Extended for $100,000 Taubman Prize Nominations

Physicians now have two extra weeks to get their nominations in for the $100,000 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science at the University of Michigan.
26-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Breaking the Brain’s Garbage Disposal: New Study Shows Even a Small Problem Causes Big Effects


You wouldn’t think that two Turkish children, some yeast and a bunch of Hungarian fruit flies could teach scientists much. But in fact, that unlikely combination has just helped an international team make a key discovery about how the brain’s...
25-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

1 in 7 Colorectal Cancer Patients Diagnosed Before Recommended Screening Age


Nearly 15 percent of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer were younger than 50, the age at which screening recommendations begin.
21-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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