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Discovery May Help Explain Why Women Get Autoimmune Diseases Far More Often than Men

New evidence points to a key role for a molecular switch called VGLL3 in autoimmune diseases, and the major gap in incidence between women and men. Having too much if it in skin cells pushes the immune system into overdrive, leading to an...
18-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Taking Care of People with TBI: New Tool Could Speed Caregiver Research

A traumatic brain injury happens in an instant. But the effects can last a lifetime – and can leave the survivor dependent on daily care from their loved ones for decades. Now, a new tool seeks to give a voice to those caregivers, who spend...
17-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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National Poll: Most Parents Concerned About Safety of Teens Using Ride Sharing Services

As teens prepare to leave home for college or live on their own in a new city, many may also be using ride sharing services for the first time – and that raises safety concerns for many parents – a new national poll suggests.
9-Apr-2019 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Superbugs’ Found on Many Hospital Patients’ Hands and What They Touch Most Often

For decades, hospitals have worked to get staff to wash their hands and prevent the spread of germs. But a new study suggests they may want to expand those efforts to their patients, too. Fourteen percent of 399 hospital patients had “superbug”...
12-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Tiny Cry for Help from Inside the Liver Could Lead to Better Treatment

New research points to a potential way to prevent acute liver damage, or even treat it -- as well as a possible way to better monitor the health of patients who have suffered from it. It's based on the discovery that a protein involved in one of...
8-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New DNA “Shredder” Technique Goes Beyond CRISPR’s Scissors

The molecular "scissors" known as CRISPR-Cas9 has transformed genetic research in recent years. Now, an international team has unveiled a new CRISPR-based tool that acts more like a shredder, able to wipe out long stretches of DNA in human cells...
8-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Supporting HIV-Affected Couples Trying to Conceive

Timed vaginal insemination is a safe, effective way to help HIV-affected couples conceive, finds a new pilot study in Kenya led by a Michigan Medicine researcher.
4-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Experimental therapy completely clears HPV in one-third of cervical cancer precursors, study finds

A potential new immune-based therapy to treat precancers in the cervix completely eliminated both the lesion and the underlying HPV infection in a third of women enrolled in a clinical trial.
3-Apr-2019 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Michigan Medicine is one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, with three hospitals, one of the 10 largest biomedical research budgets, and national-level strength in a broad range of specialties. It includes the University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, the U-M Medical School and its 1,800-member Faculty Group Practice, and specialty centers in cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, eye conditions, geriatrics, health policy, neurosciences and organ transplant. Michigan Medicine is part of the University of Michigan, and has a close affiliation with the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

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