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U-M’s Colorful event celebrates progress in cancer research

September 16, 2022

Pink ribbons for breast cancer, purple for pancreatic cancer, light blue for prostate and dark blue for colon. Each cancer type has its color. On Sept. 23, the U-M Rogel Cancer Center will celebrate them all. The second annual Colorful event is an evening of celebration and support of cancer research at the Rogel Cancer Center, the No. 1 ranked cancer program in Michigan. The evening will include both in-person and virtual options. “Cancer survivors and advocates represent the cancers they’re most passionate about through colorful ribbons. Our Colorful event represents this spectrum of ribbons and highlights our commitment to…

Researcher ‘piecing the puzzle together’ on ovarian cancer therapies

September 16, 2022

Approximately a 6-minute read. Key takeaways: Graduate student Jessica McAnulty came to Michigan Medicine thanks to the organization’s strong focus on translational research.McAnulty and her colleagues in the DiFeo Lab are…

Deep brain stimulation offers hope for Parkinson’s patient

September 15, 2022

Approximately a 6-minute read. Key takeaways: Deep brain stimulation has been performed on Parkinson’s patients at U-M Health for nearly 20 years and though not a cure, the procedure offers some…

U-M Health named one of world’s best specialized hospitals and one of world’s best smart hospitals!

September 14, 2022

Congratulations to U-M Health, which has been named among the world’s best specialized hospitals and world’s best smart hospitals by Newsweek and Statista! The World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023 ranking identifies and honors the very best hospitals around the globe that specialize in cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, oncology, neurology, orthopedics, pediatric & adolescent medicine, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.The World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 list, meanwhile, recognizes the 300 best medical institutions worldwide that are leading the field in smart technologies. The survey included recommendations for five sub-categories: electronic functionalities, telemedicine, digital imaging, artificial intelligence and robotics. U-M Health was…

Six ways to keep COVID-19 from affecting another school year

September 14, 2022

After three school years disrupted by COVID-19, parents, teachers and kids just want the new one to be… normal. Or as close to it as possible. And thanks to vaccines, tests, medicines, and better knowledge, that goal might be closer than ever. But it won’t happen automatically. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United States Food and Drug Administration, both just updated their national guidance on what schools and individuals can do to reduce COVID-19’s impact this school year. “At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to take a universal approach to wellness,” said Laraine…

U-M Medical School establishes Institute for Heart and Brain Health; Anthony Rosenzweig, M.D., is inaugural director

September 13, 2022

The U-M Medical School Executive Committee has approved the establishment of the Institute for Heart and Brain Health (IHBH) and the appointment of Anthony Rosenzweig, M.D., as its inaugural director, effective Sept. 1. The mission for the institute is to become the world’s premier research institute discovering the root causes of heart and brain disease, determining how these organs communicate with each other and developing the treatments of tomorrow. The vision states that our discoveries will propel life-changing new approaches to the prevention and treatment of heart and brain diseases. This pioneering institute will be dedicated to unraveling the biological…

A boost in time for fall: Updated COVID-19 shots now available; what clinical trials can teach us — and more health stories

September 13, 2022

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! A boost just in time for fall: Updated COVID-19 shots are now availableDepression among those caring for partners with dementia can start a decade before dementia diagnosisWhat clinical trials can teach usSimple rubber band fix improves surgical mask seal to N-95 levels, study shows

State of Michigan awards U-M researchers $7.4 million to study effect of CBD and medical cannabis therapy on veterans’ chronic pain

September 12, 2022

Veterans, compared with the general population, display a higher incidence of chronic pain and the suicide risk that comes with it, and finding safe and effective treatments for chronic pain remains an important concern for researchers, particularly in light of the opioid epidemic and the increasing need for alternatives to opioids for long-term pain care. A new State of Michigan grant will allow U-M pain researchers to test whether cannabidiol (CBD) and medical cannabis products — therapies with few existing treatment guidelines — are effective for managing chronic pain among U.S. veterans. The five-year, $7.4 million grant from the Veteran…

Simple fix improves surgical mask seal to N-95 levels; marijuana, hallucinogen use at all-time high among young adults — and more health stories

September 7, 2022

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. P.S. Want to receive new stories straight to your inbox? Sign up for the blog e-newsletters! More than half of hospital-based maternal deaths occur at times other than childbirthSimple rubber band fix improves surgical mask seal to N-95 levels, study showsMarijuana, hallucinogen use at all-time high among young adultsDiversifying medicineNew clues to how the tumor microenvironment impacts pancreatic cancerHow the western diet and gut bacteria can lead to scarring, vessel damage in sclerodermaDurable coating kills…