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Researchers circumvent radiation resistance in subtype of brain tumors

In a new study, researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center uncovered a gene that is overexpressed in mutated IDH1. Studies in human cells and a novel mouse model both show that this gene, called ZMYND8, plays a critical role in...
20-Jan-2023 2:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hospitals without highest stroke care designation may miss them after heart procedure

Hospitals without the highest stroke care designation may be missing strokes that occur after a common heart valve replacement procedure. Investigators found that comprehensive stroke centers reported significantly greater stroke rates after...
23-Jan-2023 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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National Poll: Some parents may not be making the most of well child visits

While most parents and caregivers stay on top of scheduling regular checkups for their kids, they may not always be making the most of them, a national poll suggests.
18-Jan-2023 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Is your gas stove really hurting you and your family?

A University of Michigan pulmonologist discusses the risks and offers tips for protecting your health in your home
20-Jan-2023 10:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

Certain gene signaling rewires tumors after immunotherapy

Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have found a mechanism for why a subset of patients’ tumors grow, rather than shrink, when faced with immunotherapy.
19-Jan-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gut bugs control the body’s thermostat

A new University of Michigan study reveals the gut microbiome's role in regulating body temperature.
19-Jan-2023 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

High fat diet activates early inflammation in mouse brains, supports link to neurologic disease

Researchers at Michigan Medicine have discovered that a high-fat diet promotes an early inflammatory response in the brains of mice through an immune pathway linked to diabetes and neurologic diseases, suggesting a possible bridge between metabolic...
17-Jan-2023 6:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Support from others in stressful times can ease impact of genetic depression risk, study suggests

Reaching out to support a person when they’re under stress is always a good idea. But a new study suggests that support could be especially important for someone whose genetic makeup makes them more likely to develop depression.
13-Jan-2023 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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U-M Health announces critical new leadership roles

As U-M Health looks to the future, it is critically important that a leadership structure is in place to...
09 Dec 2022

Michigan Medicine receives $50M; will name new hospital after philanthropists D. Dan and Betty Kahn

Celebrating one of the largest gifts ever to Michigan Medicine of $50 million, the health system will na...
08 Dec 2022

Sparrow to join U-M Health under proposed agreement

Sparrow Health System will join University of Michigan Health under a proposed agreement that will expan...
08 Dec 2022

University of Michigan Health Ypsilanti Health Center announces relocation and expansion of services

University of Michigan Health Ypsilanti Health Center announces relocation and expa...
08 Dec 2022

U-M Health Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital earns U.S. News & World Report’s highest award for maternity care

University of Michigan Health Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, part of Michigan Medicine, has been na...
06 Dec 2022

University of Michigan Health named a 2022 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital

University of Michigan Health named a 2022 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital ...
06 Dec 2022

Michigan Medicine notifies patients of health information breach

Michigan Medicine is notifying approximately 33,850 patients about employee email accounts that were com...
27 Oct 2022

U-M Health and Trinity Health Michigan announce new joint operation to expand pediatric specialty services in metro Detroit

Trinity Health Michigan and University of Michigan Health have entered a unique collaboration to bring a...
20 Oct 2022

Nurses ratify contract with U-M Health

Nurses represented by the University of Michigan Professional Nurse Council (UMPNC) have voted to approv...
01 Oct 2022

Michigan Medicine joins national campaign to address firearms as leading cause of death in kids

Michigan Medicine has joined other leading health systems in a nationwide public awareness and education...
30 Sep 2022

Donate blood to save a life during the 40th year of the Be a Hero blood drive

Be a part of the largest blood drive in a long-running competition between U-M and Ohio State University...
26 Sep 2022

Daniel Chang to lead Department of Radiation Oncology at Michigan Medicine

Daniel Chang, M.D., was named chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Michigan Medicine. Chang...
22 Sep 2022

Michigan Medicine receives grant recognizing it as a top U.S. program for spinal cord injury

Joining fewer than 20 health systems in the United States, Michigan Medicine’s Department of Physical ...
03 Aug 2022

CMS awards University of Michigan Health prestigious five-star quality rating

University of Michigan Health received the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) highest poss...
03 Aug 2022

University of Michigan Health’s adult hospitals ranked best in Michigan and top 20 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report

Adult hospitals ranked in national top 10 for three medical specialties. ...
26 Jul 2022

Michigan Medicine statement on protest at Medical School White Coat Ceremony

A statement regarding the 2022 White Coat ceremony at the U-M Medical School ...
26 Jul 2022

TRAILS school mental health program enters new chapter

The TRAILS school mental health program begun at U-M has received $50 million in support in the new stat...
21 Jul 2022

Michigan Medicine reports positive financial performance for fiscal year 2022

Michigan Medicine reported projected positive fiscal year-end results today, with an anticipated 4.2 per...
16 Jun 2022

Michigan Medicine names new chair for Department of Neurosurgery

The University of Michigan Board of Regents today approved the appointments of Aditya S. Pandey, M.D., ...
16 Jun 2022

Michiganders: It’s time for “spring cleaning” in your medicine cabinet

Across Michigan on Saturday, April 30, 29 sites will accept prescription medications including opioids t...
26 Apr 2022

$20M Frankel Innovation Initiative Set to Kick off Third Round of Funding

The Frankel Innovation Initiative is designed to build on best practices of the standout programs develo...
28 Mar 2022

Michigan Medicine plans significant expansion of specialty pharmacy services

Michigan Medicine plans to significantly expand its specialty and mail order pharmacy program at a Dexte...
25 Mar 2022

Spring into action to address food insecurity in our community

A food and toiletry drive for Food Gatherers - the fifth held by Michigan Medicine since the start of th...
23 Mar 2022

U-M Health again earns nursing’s highest honor through Magnet redesignation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan Health nurses continue to be recognized as ...
17 Mar 2022

Michigan Medicine notifies patients of health information breach

Michigan Medicine is notifying approximately 2,920 patients about an employee email account that was com...
03 Mar 2022

Arul Chinnaiyan awarded prestigious Sjöberg Prize for cancer research

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the 2022 Sjöberg Prize by the Royal Swed...
14 Feb 2022

Michigan Medicine receives $10M to rename critical care institute after field’s pioneer, Dr. Max Harry Weil

Michigan Medicine announced it will rename its critical care research institute after Dr. Max Harry Weil...
25 Jan 2022

University of Michigan Health Now Offers Virtual Urgent Care in Response to COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to surge in the State of Michigan, University of Michigan Health Virtual Urgent Ca...
18 Jan 2022

$7.6 million gift launches new lung cancer research initiative at U-M

A $7.6 million gift from Judith L. Tam and the Richard Tam Foundation has launched an accelerated resear...
13 Jan 2022

U-M Health: Rising COVID-19 hospitalizations include more children in this surge, strain resources

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations for kids and adults hit record levels in the la...
11 Jan 2022

Virtual Santa visit, hospital toy store making spirits bright for sick kids

“We’re so grateful for the incredible community support that helps us make this time of year special...
20 Dec 2021

Michigan Medicine increased research output during pandemic year

Michigan Medicine saw an increase in research awards in FY 2021 to $720 million, up from $662 million la...
16 Dec 2021

U-M Health Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital Earns Spot on U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Maternity list

University of Michigan Health Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, part of Michigan Medicine, has been na...
07 Dec 2021

University of Michigan Health emergency department to deliver hygiene kits to Washtenaw County homeless shelters

Members of the University of Michigan Health Department of Emergency Medicine are delivering 300 persona...
02 Dec 2021

University of Michigan Health responds to recent COVID-19 surge

As COVID-19 cases rise rapidly throughout the state, University of Michigan Health is initiating numerou...
19 Nov 2021

Mott to Host Live Q & A on COVID Vaccines for Kids Under 12

University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital experts will answer questions about the Pf...
28 Oct 2021

Donate blood at the Big House during the largest blood drive at U-M — and save a life

Be a Hero at the Big House, the largest single-day blood drive on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor...
26 Oct 2021

Michiganders: Get risky leftover medications out of your house this Saturday, Oct. 23

On Saturday, Oct 23, Michigan residents in 16 counties have a chance to get opioids and other unused and...
20 Oct 2021