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New research findings could be key to improving outcomes for some brain cancers

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...
11-Feb-2019 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Even as Hospitals Cut Risky Antibiotic Use In-House, Patients Often Go Home with Them

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"...
11-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Some Primary Care Doctors Not Prepared to Help with Cancer Treatment Decisions

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.
12-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Bias may affect providers’ knowledge of transgender health

Transphobia, not education, predicts provider knowledge of transgender health care.
11-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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With gene therapy, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center targets rare form of childhood blindness.

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.
11-Feb-2019 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How genetic counselors provide clarity on eye disease

For people with inherited eye disease, genetic findings can often guide patients toward applicable clinical trials. or sight-preserving gene therapy.
10-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

7 Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

During Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, learn the risk factors for the No. 1 cause of blindness among people over age 50.
10-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Circular RNA Holds Promise as Cancer Biomarker

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.
4-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST 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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