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New Map of the Immune Landscape in Pancreatic Cancer Could Guide Future Personalized Immunotherapy Treatments

A new analysis highlights the diversity of immune response in pancreatic cancer, and points toward the need for treatments tailored to individual patients.
26-Oct-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Real-time opioid overdose tracking system shows rise in the time of COVID-19

An epidemic that was already raging before COVID-19 arrived has flared up in recent months, according to a real-time tracking system in Michigan. It shows a 15 percent rise in suspected opioid overdose deaths since March, compared with the same time...
26-Oct-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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1 in 12 parents say their teen has attended a demonstration about racism or police reform

A growing number of demonstrators taking to the streets to protest police brutality and racial injustice may include teenagers, a new national poll suggests.
21-Oct-2020 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Research Team Discovers the Molecular Processes in Kidney Cells That Attract and Feed COVID-19

What about the kidneys make them a hotspot for COVID-19’s cytokine storm? A research team says it’s the presence of a protein found on specialized renal transport cells.
23-Oct-2020 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Toward a New Staging System for Prostate Cancer, and Why it Matters

The development and validation of a staging system for non-metastatic prostate cancer could help doctors and patients assess treatment options, as well as improve clinical trials.
22-Oct-2020 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Rogel team receives $11.2M to leverage the microbiome against GVHD

A team of researchers from the Rogel Cancer Center received an $11.2 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study how to use the microbiome to limit complications of stem cell transplants for blood cancers and other...
21-Oct-2020 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tumor DNA in Spinal Fluid Could Help Doctors Better Monitor Childhood Brain Cancer

Researchers have demonstrated that a new liquid biopsy approach overcomes traditional barriers to quickly and efficiently diagnose and monitor high-grade pediatric gliomas.
21-Oct-2020 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Axitinib Improves Survival for Patients with Incurable Head and Neck Cancer

A new phase 2 clinical trial found the drug axitinib was able to extend the lives of patients with incurable head and neck cancer by several months, and also identified a subset of patients with a specific mutation for whom the drug is likely to...
20-Oct-2020 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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The curve is fattening, not flattening. What can we do? An interview with Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., co-creator of the "flatten the curve" concept

Like a replay of the 1918 flu, history seems to be repeating itself with the coronavirus. After “flattening the curve” of cases in late spring and again in late summer, cases of COVID-19 have surged in October. Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., for...
26-Oct-2020 9:00 AM EDT

This spring they were heroes, but summer may be cruel for health professionals, experts say

29-Jun-2020 7:40 PM EDT

Combining HPV vaccination with screening to prevent cervical cancer

While the latest findings on long-term efficacy of the HPV vaccine are cause for celebration, vaccinations should be coupled with preventive screening to better protect women from cervical cancer, two University of Michigan experts argue in an...
26-Jun-2020 1:00 PM EDT

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Pediatric sleep psychologist from @MottChildren on helping your kids overcome stress-related sleep disruption

9-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT

Media Advisory: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital experts available to offer parents advice related to COVID-19

17-Mar-2020 8:10 AM EDT

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Michigan Medicine Pediatric Surgeon Performs Incision-Less Hernia Repairs for Kids

A unique procedure, created by a Michigan Medicine pediatric surgeon, is repairing inguinal hernias in children using an ultrasound and a needle, with no incision needed.
17-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST

@umichmedicine experts available to discuss positive ALS Centaur study on AMX0035

17-Dec-2019 11:15 AM EST

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How accurate are sleep tracking apps? Should you use them anyway? @UMneurosciences expert avail. to talk sleep, DST

31-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT

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Pandemic Must-Haves: PPE and Clean, Sanitized Scrubs & Gowns

Michigan Medicine and two other major health systems have unveiled their $48 million shared laundry faci...
28 Oct 2020

Give Blood, Save a Life During University of Michigan Donor Event

Donate blood during the largest blood drive on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbo...
22 Oct 2020

Five U-M faculty members elected to National Academy of Medicine

Five University of Michigan professors have been elected to the highest honorary socie...
19 Oct 2020

Michigan Medicine notifies patients of email information breach

Michigan Medicine is notifying 1062 patients about an email that may have exposed their email addresses ...
16 Oct 2020

With Affordable Care Act’s future in the balance, U-M holds 10th anniversary discussion with national experts

The Affordable Care Act's 10th anniversary, and potential fate in front of the Supreme Court, will be th...
13 Oct 2020

Exploring the mind’s mysteries: 130 years of mental health care & innovation at U-M

A look back at psychiatric care and education, and neuroscience research, at U-M since 1890, as part of ...
08 Oct 2020

Michigan Medicine participates in first nationwide network to study rare forms of diabetes

Michigan Medicine is participating in a nationwide study funded by the National Institutes of Health tha...
30 Sep 2020

New immunology study of U-M employees seeks answers on coronavirus reinfections

University of Michigan researchers launch the Immunity Associated with SARS-CoV-2 stud...
29 Sep 2020

Firearms research at U-M gets a $4.6M boost with three new grants from CDC

In a milestone of research funding, three teams of University of Michigan researchers have received fund...
25 Sep 2020

Michigan Medicine teams Separate Conjoined Twins at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

Michigan Medicine teamshave successfully separated one-year-old conjoined twins at C.S. Mott Children’...
18 Sep 2020

Michigan Medicine names new chair for the Department of Cardiac Surgery

Gorav Ailawadi, M.D., M.B.A., brings clinical expertise in valve disease and minim...
17 Sep 2020

Michigan physicians save Medicare nearly $54 million, while improving care for Michiganders

Thanks to teamwork among a group of Michigan physician organizations, including Michigan Medicine's facu...
15 Sep 2020

Research on aging expands at U-M with $15M in new grants

New grants totaling more than $15 million will amplify the University of Michigan’s ability to conduct...
14 Sep 2020

Food for health: Michigan Medicine hosts new community-wide food drive to help neighbors in need

Michigan Medicine is launching a second food and toiletry drive for the community, in partnership with F...
08 Sep 2020

Beyond the Hill: How U-M medical care and education spread across Michigan

A look back at the growth of Michigan Medicine's growing effort to provide clinical care and expertise t...
03 Sep 2020

Michigan Medicine Pediatric Experts to Answer Back-to-School Questions in live Q&A

With many families anxious about starting the school year during a pandemic, a panel of experts from Mic...
02 Sep 2020

“Among the Finest Hospitals in the Country”: The University Hospital of 1925

A look at the University Hospital opened in 1925, and later known as "Old Main", as part of the observat...
13 Aug 2020

Michigan Medicine and three other medical centers receive $7 million for COVID-19 outpatient convalescent plasma therapy trial

A team co-led by Michigan Medicine researchers has received funding to study the role of convalescent pl...
30 Jul 2020

Patients in two new Michigan Medicine programs can avoid days in hospital while getting advanced care

Two new programs that harness advanced technology and the expertise of Michigan Medicine’s care teams ...
24 Jul 2020

Doctors in the house: History of medical interns and residents at U-M hospitals

A history of medical internship and residency at the University of Michigan, from 1874 to today. Part of...
02 Jul 2020

Michigan Medicine’s clinical operations expect negative financial performance for fiscal year 2020

Costs from the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically affected financial results for Michigan Medicine’s clini...
29 Jun 2020

U-M House Officers Association, Michigan Medicine ratify contract

The University of Michigan House Officers Association (HOA) ratified a three-year collective bargaining ...
19 Jun 2020

Statement on Michigan Medicine economic recovery plan

Michigan Medicine’s reduction in force will impact approximately 738 employees.  ...
19 Jun 2020

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News & World Report

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan Medicine C.S. M...
16 Jun 2020

Michigan Medicine experts address grief, trauma during pandemic, national protests

Michigan Medicine experts will discuss grief, loss and trauma related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ...
02 Jun 2020

U-M launches effort to collect blood samples from COVID-19 survivors & patients for research

The key to defeating COVID-19 might be floating in the blood of people who have recovered from the disea...
29 May 2020

Providing Safe Cancer Care in the Time of COVID

How the Rogel Cancer Center is protecting patients while adapting to the challenges presented by the cor...
28 May 2020

Mott experts to address questions about COVID-19 and kids in live Q & A

While a small number of children appear to be getting sick from COVID-19, experts are still learning mor...
26 May 2020

#FitForTheFrontLine challenge unites nation’s top medical centers to support frontline health care workers

Medical centers across the United States are joining forces to start a country-wide movement of physical...
26 May 2020

Looking back on another virus battle: U-M’s role in polio history

A look at historical milestones in U-M's involvement in the fight against the polio virus and its effect...
14 May 2020

Everyone vs. COVID-19: U-M scientists need public’s help to understand and fight coronavirus

U-M researchers have launched dozens of COVID-19 studies in the past six weeks, working at top speed to ...
07 May 2020

Michigan Medicine announces economic recovery plan

 Faced with projected financial losses of up to $230 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, w...
05 May 2020

Hail to the crafters & makers: U-M adds cloth masks & 3-D printed mask adjusters to list of COVID-19 response needs

As part of its COVID-19 donation drive, Michigan Medicine has started accepting hand-made cloth masks fo...
30 Apr 2020

Michigan Medicine teams with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and 25 Michigan hospitals for unique COVID-19 data collection to help determine treatments and best care practices

 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Medicine is teaming with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mich...
20 Apr 2020

Michigan Medicine releases number of employees tested positive for COVID-19

Information about COVID-19 testing, results and hospitalizations among Michigan Medicine's workforce...
17 Apr 2020

U-M asks for public’s help: Fight COVID-19 by supporting health care workers, researchers & people in need

Members of the community can help Michigan Medicine respond to COVID-19 in many ways. ...
13 Apr 2020

U-M researchers launch a wide range of efforts to study and address coronavirus pandemic

A broad array of research at Michigan Medicine and many other areas of U-M is addressing the global COVI...
06 Apr 2020

Michigan Medicine projections show aggressive social distancing will dramatically reduce the peak number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Forecasting models from Michigan Medicine clinicians show aggressive social distancing could reduce the ...
31 Mar 2020

U-M drive-up donation site will collect food for community members in addition to protective gear for health workers

An ongoing Michigan Medicine donation drive for COVID-19 protective gear will take on an added dimension...
30 Mar 2020

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