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Receptor Proteins That Respond to Nicotine May Help Fat Cells Burn Energy

The same proteins that moderate nicotine dependence in the brain may be involved in regulating metabolism by acting directly on certain types of fat cells, new research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute shows.
16-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New Hope for Women with Fistula Injuries

The health care systems in the United States and other industrialized countries have outgrown many of the childbirth-related injuries that are still very problematic in poor countries.
21-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U-M Professor, Graduate Work Together to Empower Sudanese Women

South Sudanese women have among the highest fertility rates and maternal death rates in the world, yet cultural norms still frown upon contraceptives—even to make pregnancy and birth safer for women.
9-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blacks, Whites Equally as Likely to Be Prescribed Opioids for Pain

Racial disparities in pain management have been well-documented, with doctors historically more willing to prescribe opiates to whites than to other racial and ethnic groups.
1-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Aging: The Natural Stress Reliever for Many Women

While some research suggests that midlife is a dissatisfying time for women, other studies show that women report feeling less stressed and enjoy a higher quality of life during this period.
24-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Diagnosing, Treating Neuropathy Symptoms in Cancer Patients Not Exact Science

Most of the roughly 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S. receive chemotherapy, and roughly 65 percent develop some degree of the chemotherapy-induced nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy.
17-Apr-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Discover a Role for 'Junk' DNA

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have determined how satellite DNA, considered to be "junk DNA," plays a crucial role in holding the genome together.
11-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Energy Injustice? Cost, Availability of Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs Vary with Poverty Levels

Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new University of Michigan study conducted in Wayne County.
11-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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