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Three babies, two helmets, one success story for triplets

August 1, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=122&v=Z3x1tPAreQE Parents of triplet girls say that taking home their healthy daughters born three months early at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was a gift. But after two of the three girls…

Rogel Cancer Center awarded $33.4M from NCI

July 31, 2018

The National Cancer Institute has awarded the Rogel Cancer Center a grant worth $33.4 million over five years. At the same time, the center’s designation as a “comprehensive cancer center” was renewed. The grant is a renewal of the Rogel Cancer Center’s support grant, provided as part of the NCI’s cancer centers program. U-M is in its 30th year of NCI funding for its cancer center. The new grant will fund the center through 2023. It represents a 9 percent increase over the previous support grant. “This grant award reflects the tremendous breadth and depth of resources we have here…

Desperately ill patients will get better access to experimental treatments through new effort

July 26, 2018

Patients fighting life-threatening illnesses who have run out of conventional options will get a chance to try some of the most cutting-edge treatments available, through a national effort that just received nearly $4.8 million in funding from the federal government. Based at U-M, in partnership with Duke University, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Rochester, the effort will build a national framework to help more patients gain access to experimental drugs, devices and biologics. It is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The partner universities…

An artistic endeavor: BioArtography blends art, science

July 17, 2018

Looking into a microscope, Rafi Kohen, a graduate student in the U-M Medical School’s neuroscience program, knew he had something beautiful on his hands. On the…

Four-time organ transplant recipient pays (and pedals) it forward

July 5, 2018

On the surface, Kyle Bailey shows no signs that he’s a medical miracle. But inside, he is a testament to…

U-M enters research collaboration to study inflammatory bowel disease

June 27, 2018

A new research partnership between U-M and scientific wellness company Arivale aims to understand the genetic risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic condition affecting 1.6 million people in the U.S.   Approximately 70,000 new cases of IBD are diagnosed in the U.S. each year and includes those with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. These chronic, lifelong conditions can be treated but not cured, pointing to the need for more research.   The partnership, facilitated by Fast Forward Medical Innovation at the U-M Medical School, will use phenotypes available in the Arivale database to inform the development of…

Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center featured in upcoming documentary

June 26, 2018

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and additional U-M faculty will be featured in an upcoming televised documentary. The presentation, entitled, “Those on the Front Lines of Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” will air on Detroit Public Television (DPTV), Channel 56, at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27. Click here to view a trailer of the documentary.

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News and World Report

June 26, 2018

Congratulations to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, which was again recognized among the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report! In rankings released today, Mott was again…

Looking toward the future: Survival Flight adds jet to improve patient care

June 25, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiQLlRZiKiI&feature=youtu.be The Survival Flight team members specifically designed the jet’s interior for the acutely ill and injured patient populations they treat. Survival Flight has added a new Bombardier Learjet 75 fixed-wing…