A patient’s journey from Arizona to the U-M Rogel Cancer Center to participate in clinical research led to the successful removal of her cancerous tumor. The trial involved adding an oral agent known as AZD 1775 to chemotherapy and radiation. In laboratory studies, it did a better job killing pancreatic cancer cells.
A splint to support a baby’s collapsing airway. New ears for children born without them. A customized CPAP mask for patients with sleep apnea. These personalized devices and models are all possible because of the 3D-printing advances made at Michigan Medicine, and this is just the beginning.
A $4.3 million grant will help establish a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center at U-M and Michigan Medicine. MICHR consulted with Dr. Meade earlier this year, providing guidance on the RRTC site visit and funder queries.
Between 50 to 60 percent of patients who receive donated bone marrow or stem cells develop a major complication called graft-versus-host disease, with a mortality rate of 75 to 100 percent among those with the most severe cases of the disease.
That’s why Sung Won Choi, MD, MS has devoted the past decade of her career to research intended not only to better treat GVHD but also to prevent it from occurring in the first place.
In a clinical trial, researchers did what might seem like a recipe for disaster: administer tiny daily doses of peanut protein powder to patients with peanut allergies. Far from a catastrophe, the results could give new hope to the millions who are highly allergic to peanuts.
High school students can make a major impact on their schoolmates’ understanding of depression, and their attitudes about seeking help for themselves or others, according to a new study from the U-M Depression Center.
Millions of Americans hear ringing in their ears – a condition called tinnitus – and new research shows an experimental device could help quiet the phantom sounds by targeting unruly nerve activity in the brain.
Two grants totaling $18.3 million from the NIH will allow a School of Dentistry professor to expand research into predicting caries risk in young children and assessing the efficacy of a new treatment.
The HomeLab, housed within the U-M BioSocial Methods Collaborative, looks and feels like a complete apartment. But unlike a home, the lab is outfitted with technology that allows researchers to observe how people live their lives.
“It’s the most talked about pain kids experience, even more so than post-op surgical pain.” Julie Piazza, a certified child life specialist, is referring to needlestick pain from pediatric blood draws. As project manager for patient and family-centered care at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, she has observed anxiety at both ends of the needle.