The Michigan Medicine blog recap

August 28, 2020  //  FOUND IN: News

A roundup of articles from both the Michigan Health and Michigan Health Lab blogs, which cover stories on breaking news and research, health tips and wellness that you won’t want to miss.

Reversing Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease with Food

A registered dietitian explains how less sugar is key, offering a recipe to try at home.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations: The Basics

A genetic counselor discusses the impact of these mutations and the importance of collecting family histories.

Why Timely Referrals Are Vital for Heart Failure Patients

Doctors caution that successful outcomes could depend on how early patients are referred to a specialist for advanced therapies.

Too Many COVID-19 Patients Get Unneeded “Just in Case” Antibiotics

Study in 38 Michigan hospitals shows need for faster in-hospital testing for coronavirus and other infections, which could reduce overuse of antibiotics.

Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Sheds New Light on Cancer Cells’ Varied Response to Chemotherapy

The analysis, done in three colon cancer cell lines, is believed to be the first to profile transcriptome-level changes in response to DNA damage across individual cells.

Investigational New Therapy Prevents Onset of Dravet Syndrome Symptoms in Mice

Development is first step to helping children with the rare epilepsy syndrome.