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Released: 14-Nov-2019 2:10 PM EST
Is opioid treatment available to those who need it most?
Michigan State University

The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging – it’s particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services, which includes cities in Michigan and across the Rust Belt. But the effectiveness of efforts to provide treatment and recovery options to those who need it most – that is, in locations with the greatest number of deaths from opioid overdose – has been unclear.

Released: 8-Oct-2019 4:15 PM EDT
Endangered Black Rhino Expecting First Calf
Michigan State University

For the first time, there’s a pregnant black rhino at the Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan. Doppsee, the expecting mother, isn't your typical rhino: she's friendly, calm and allowing researchers to closely track her pregnancy - giving critical genetic information for preserving the black rhino species.

Released: 27-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
$3.3M NIH grant to support health in Detroit
Michigan State University

Faculty from Michigan State University received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an experiment to improve the health of Detroit’s residents by cultivating green spaces in the city.

Released: 12-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Detroit Cardiovascular Training Program Receives Big Boost From NIH
Wayne State University Division of Research

The Detroit Cardiovascular Training Program at Wayne State University received notice that funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will continue for the next five years with additional funding of $1.29 million. In addition, NIH has approved raising the trainee slots from four to six, strengthening the university’s ability to attract the most talented candidates searching for a cardiovascular graduate program.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 1:25 PM EST
Study: More Than One-Third of Patients Risking Major Bleeding By Doubling Up on Blood Thinners
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds patients were taking too many antithrombotics for no reason, leading to a significant increase in bleeding events.

Newswise: Only the Lonely: Poll Shows Many Older Adults, Especially Those with Health Issues, Feel Isolated
27-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST
Only the Lonely: Poll Shows Many Older Adults, Especially Those with Health Issues, Feel Isolated
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

One in four older adults say they feel isolated from other people at least some of the time, and one in three say they lack regular companionship, according to a new national poll. Those feelings of loneliness showed up most in people aged 50 to 80 who also reported they had health issues and unhealthy habits, the poll shows. The new findings amplify research that has shown links between chronic loneliness and health issues ranging from memory loss to shorter lives.

Newswise: March is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month
Released: 1-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
March is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month (ADAM) takes place in March and to mark the annual event, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. (AARDA) is encouraging national and local media attention through various activities.

Newswise: Henry Ford Health System Names New Chair of Urology Department
Released: 1-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
Henry Ford Health System Names New Chair of Urology Department
Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System has appointed Craig Rogers, M.D. the new chair of its Department of Urology, effective April 1, 2019.

Newswise: Researchers search for solutions to ‘invisible threat’ that affects cancer care workers
Released: 1-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
Researchers search for solutions to ‘invisible threat’ that affects cancer care workers
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A study from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center sought to improve nurses’ handling of chemotherapy by delivering an educational intervention with quarterly reminders and tailored messages. But despite the strong study design and quality intervention, it did not increase use of protective gear.

Newswise: Michigan’s First Patient Treated with Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy at Henry Ford Health System
Released: 28-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
Michigan’s First Patient Treated with Thalamic Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy at Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford Health System

Neurosurgeon Jason Schwalb, M.D., with help from the team at the Henry Ford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, implanted the first complete Deep Brain Stimulation system in Michigan for the treatment of Epilepsy.

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27-Feb-2019 10:50 AM EST
U-M biologists capture super-creepy photos of Amazon spiders making meals of frogs, lizards and furry mammals
University of Michigan

Warning to arachnophobes and the faint of heart: This is the stuff of nightmares, so you might want to proceed with caution. A University of Michigan-led team of biologists has documented 15 rare and disturbing predator-prey interactions in the Amazon rainforest including keep-you-up-at-night images of a dinner plate-size tarantula dragging a young opossum across the forest floor.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Opioid use in the family may influence adolescents’ opioid risk after surgery
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Having a family member with persistent opioid use may be a risk factor for young adults continuing prescriptions long after their own surgeries, a new Michigan Medicine study suggests.

Released: 27-Feb-2019 5:00 AM EST
Hip, Knee Replacement Registry Reaches 250,000 Cases
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A statewide collaborative is identifying ways to improve patient care for hip and knee replacements through quality improvement projects.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Faster ALS Progression
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study helps determine the role of pesticides and pollutants during the course of the progressive neurodegenerative disease that has no cure.

Newswise: Inhibiting Cancer-Causing Protein Could Prevent Scleroderma Fibrosis
Released: 26-Feb-2019 4:00 PM EST
Inhibiting Cancer-Causing Protein Could Prevent Scleroderma Fibrosis
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Examining the autoimmune disease at the molecular level led researchers to a specific molecule that could be contributing to the disease progression in patients.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST
Stem Cells Provide Greater Insight into Rotator Cuff Disease
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

New research explores stem cells in the rotator cuff in hopes of understanding why fatty accumulation happens at the tear site, instead of proper muscle healing.

Released: 26-Feb-2019 10:30 AM EST
New Tools to Help Women with Physical Disabilities Make Decisions about Pregnancy
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Two recently awarded grants hope to help women with physical disabilities determine whether or not to become pregnant and reduce the associated stigma.

Newswise: Capturing and Converting Carbon Dioxide into a Useful Product
Released: 22-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Capturing and Converting Carbon Dioxide into a Useful Product
Michigan Technological University

Removing carbon dioxide from power plant emissions is a good idea to start with — and it may have an extra economic benefit. A Michigan Tech engineering is presenting their results this week on turning carbon dioxide into oxalic acid, which is used to process rare earth elements for electronic devices.

Released: 22-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Good dog? Bad dog? Their personalities can change
Michigan State University

Dogs, like people, have moods and personality traits that shape how they react in certain situations. New findings from Michigan State University went where few researchers have gone before to reveal that, also like humans, dogs’ personalities likely change over time.

Newswise: Systemic Scleroderma Treatments: Where Are We Now?
Released: 22-Feb-2019 5:30 AM EST
Systemic Scleroderma Treatments: Where Are We Now?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new and novel outcome measure is being used to determine effectiveness of new scleroderma treatments. Learn how Michigan Medicine is leading the way.

Newswise: ACA’s Pre-Existing Condition & Age Clauses Had Immediate Impact on People with Diabetes
19-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
ACA’s Pre-Existing Condition & Age Clauses Had Immediate Impact on People with Diabetes
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A pair of Affordable Care Act clauses had a sizable effect on the ability of people with diabetes to get health insurance, a new study suggests. Before the requirements took effect, the percentage of people with private health insurance who had diabetes had declined, but it began to increase again after the ACA required insurers to accept people with pre-existing conditions, and limited their ability to charge higher rates to older people.

Released: 21-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
How to treat depression in prison – and why it matters
Michigan State University

In the first randomized study of its kind, Michigan State University researchers found a solution to meet care and cost needs for treating prisoners' depression.

Newswise: Earth May Be 140 Years Away From Reaching Carbon Levels Not Seen in 56 Million Years
Released: 20-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
Earth May Be 140 Years Away From Reaching Carbon Levels Not Seen in 56 Million Years
University of Michigan

Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Newswise: Jobs vs. death toll: Calculating corporate death penalties
Released: 19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Jobs vs. death toll: Calculating corporate death penalties
Michigan Technological University

What misdeeds warrant corporate death penalties? A new study explores two case studies focused on industries that kill more people than they employ. The study lays out the rationale for establishing an actionable threshold and offers insights into solutions. Using case studies in coal and tobacco, it calculates the number of deaths attributed to the coal and tobacco industries and finds surprising results.

Released: 18-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST
Machine learning unlocks plants' secrets
Michigan State University

Plants are master chemists, and Michigan State University researchers have unlocked their secret of producing specialized metabolites. The research, published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, combined plant biology and machine learning to sort through tens of thousands of genes to determine which genes make specialized metabolites.

Newswise: Parents: Keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from children
12-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST
Parents: Keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from children
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Seven in 10 parents think they should have a say in whether dispensaries are located near their child’s school or daycare and most say they should be banned within a certain distance of those facilities.

Released: 14-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
This Immune Cell Function Could Control Deadly Allergic Reactions
Michigan State University

Michigan State University scientists have identified a master control mechanism on mast cells, a type of immune cell, that can prevent the immune system from overreacting in times of stress, potentially limiting, or even stopping allergic reactions from happening.

11-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
New Live-Imaging Technique Reveals Cellular Repair Crew Plugging Leaky Biological Barrier
University of Michigan

Suppose you live in a brick house and notice cracks in the mortar that let in cold air, rain and insect pests. You might call a brick mason to repair those leaks and to restore the barrier that keeps the great outdoors from getting inside.

13-Feb-2019 10:20 AM EST
New technology breaks through sign language barriers
Michigan State University

Opportunities once distant to the hard-of-hearing community will become a reality with a breakthrough sign language translator. Engineers from Michigan State University developed and patented a technology that – unlike prior translator mechanisms – is non-invasive and as portable as a tube of Chapstick.

Newswise: New research findings could be key to improving outcomes for some brain cancers
11-Feb-2019 10:45 AM EST
New research findings could be key to improving outcomes for some brain cancers
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have found that a genetic mutation seen in about half of all brain tumors produces a response that prevents radiation treatment from working. Altering that response using FDA-approved drugs restores tumors’ sensitivity to radiation therapy, extending survival in mice.

Newswise: Even as Hospitals Cut Risky Antibiotic Use In-House, Patients Often Go Home with Them
11-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Even as Hospitals Cut Risky Antibiotic Use In-House, Patients Often Go Home with Them
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful but risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, a new study shows that many patients still head home with prescriptions for the drugs -- increasing their risk of everything from "superbug" infections to torn tendons. In fact, the hospitals that are actively trying to reduce inpatient fluoroquinolone use were twice as likely to discharge patients with a new prescription for one of them.

Released: 12-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Minimally-Invasive Treatment Option for Early Stage Oral Cancer Reduces Recovery Time, Improves Survival
Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Cancer Institute oral cancer patient Marlene Calverley, a minimally-invasive sentinel node biopsy meant having three instead of 30-60 lymph nodes removed, and a two-inch scar instead of a five-to-six-inch scar. It also meant no neck drains, no physical therapy, and a decreased risk of complications.

Newswise: Some Primary Care Doctors Not Prepared to Help with Cancer Treatment Decisions
Released: 12-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
Some Primary Care Doctors Not Prepared to Help with Cancer Treatment Decisions
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Research has shown patients are discussing initial cancer treatment options with their primary care doctors. And now a new study finds that a significant number of these physicians report notable gaps in their knowledge of cancer treatment options.

Newswise: Artificial Intelligence to Investigate Properties of Concrete Mixtures Incorporating Recycled Aggregate Concrete
Released: 11-Feb-2019 2:15 PM EST
Artificial Intelligence to Investigate Properties of Concrete Mixtures Incorporating Recycled Aggregate Concrete
American Concrete Institute (ACI)

The use of recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) in concrete production can lead to a significant reduction in the Modulus of Elasticity (MOE).

Released: 11-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
Why Mr. Nice could be Mr. Right
Michigan State University

The key to relationship happiness could be as simple as finding a nice person. And, despite popular belief, sharing similar personalities may not be as important as most people think, according to new research from Michigan State University.

Released: 11-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
Bias may affect providers’ knowledge of transgender health
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Transphobia, not education, predicts provider knowledge of transgender health care.

Newswise: With gene therapy, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center targets rare form of childhood blindness.
Released: 11-Feb-2019 7:00 AM EST
With gene therapy, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center targets rare form of childhood blindness.
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Newly approved gene therapy is offering a hopeful outlook to some patients with inherited eye disease including a 7-year-old who received treatment at Michigan Medicine.

Newswise: How genetic counselors provide clarity on eye disease
Released: 10-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
How genetic counselors provide clarity on eye disease
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

For people with inherited eye disease, genetic findings can often guide patients toward applicable clinical trials. or sight-preserving gene therapy.

Released: 10-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
7 Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Macular Degeneration
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

During Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, learn the risk factors for the No. 1 cause of blindness among people over age 50.

Released: 7-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing
University of Michigan

It's long been known that couples HIV testing and counseling is an effective way to mutually disclose HIV status and link to health care––unfortunately, couples don't use it even though it's widely available.

Newswise: Circular RNA Holds Promise as Cancer Biomarker
4-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Circular RNA Holds Promise as Cancer Biomarker
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have cataloged circular RNA in multiple cancers and conducted initial research that suggests these stable structures could serve as cancer biomarkers in blood or urine.

6-Feb-2019 7:05 AM EST
Fewer Deaths Seen Among Young Adults Who Got Extra Adult Support as Suicidal Teens
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Building a circle of trusted adults around a suicidal teen, to support them during vulnerable times, may have long-term effects that reduce their risk of dying young, a new study suggests. About 12 years after the teens were hospitalized for suicidal behaviors, far more of the young people who got standard care had died, compared with young adults in the group that had received the extra adult support.

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Released: 6-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
U-M to unveil new home for Museum of Natural History April 14
University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History announced today it will re-open to the public Sunday, April 14, in a brand-new building.

Newswise: To Cut Down Prescription Drug Prices, We Need a Non Partisan Entity to Craft Evidence-Based Policy, #Umich Expert Says
Released: 5-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
To Cut Down Prescription Drug Prices, We Need a Non Partisan Entity to Craft Evidence-Based Policy, #Umich Expert Says
University of Michigan

Minal Patel, assistant professor at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, discusses prescription drug affordability

31-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
What Drives Patients to Use Medical Marijuana: Mostly Chronic Pain
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

New U-M study seeks to understand whether people are using cannabis for evidence-based reasons.

Released: 4-Feb-2019 10:30 AM EST
U-M Launches Carbon Neutrality Commission: Names Members, Lays Out Commission Charge, Priorities, Deadlines
University of Michigan

The University of Michigan has taken an important step toward its goal of carbon neutrality with the selection of the core team that will recommend how to get there, as well as develop scalable and transferable strategies that can be used by other institutions and larger communities to achieve the same goal.


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