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2013-11-29 13:22:57

Senior patients with traumatic injuries ranging from rib fractures to head injuries are more dependent on others for daily living activities a year later Older patients who received extra geriatric care following a traumatic injury were able to return to roughly two thirds more daily activities than those without a consultation, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Michigan Health System and University of California, Los Angeles. Patients in the study were...

2013-11-26 12:26:59

Almost half of parents said they'd allow their children to take part if their child had the disease being studied, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To improve healthcare for children, medical research that involves kids is a must. Yet, only five percent of parents say their children have ever participated in any type of medical research, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's...

Improved Blood Pressure Guidelines May Prevent More Heart Attacks
2013-11-06 09:29:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rethinking the approach to treating high blood pressure with medication could prevent over one-fourth of heart attacks and strokes, as well as lower the overall use of medication, according to a new study in the journal Circulation. "Drugs that lower blood pressure are among the most effective and commonly used medications in the country, but we believe they can be used dramatically more effectively," said study author Dr. Jeremy...

Science Could Determine If Bad Kids Will Become Adult Criminals
2013-11-05 10:24:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Psychologists from the University of Michigan say they’ve developed a new, hi-tech way to neurologically pinpoint trouble-making children. Recent advancements in the field of neurogenetics are helping researchers find the origins of certain neurological disorders and functions and, according to the latest study, the propensity for poor behavior can be identified in the brain. This, say the researchers, could allow parents to...

2013-11-04 20:21:52

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle for bragging rights between The Ohio State University and The University of Michigan will extend beyond the gridiron this year, as fans of each team support their local Komen affiliate in the inaugural The Game for the Cure Fundraising Challenge. All fans who donate between now and November 25 have a chance to get TWO tickets to "The Game" at Michigan Stadium. Here's how it works: we're asking Buckeye fans to donate to Komen...

2013-10-24 12:22:45

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A gift from the granddaughter of Michigan alumnus Dr. William E. Upjohn to Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum will help restore and protect the largest collection of heirloom peonies in North America. The gift honors Dr. Upjohn and establishes the W.E. Upjohn Peony Garden Fund to care for the historically and internationally significant Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. The $500,000 gift from Martha G. Parfet,...

2013-10-14 16:22:03

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maize and Blue; the winged helmet; the Big House; the Fab Five - the American sports lexicon would be incomplete without the iconic footprint of Michigan Athletics. For their latest endeavor the Wolverines have teamed up with another icon of American sports, AstroTurf®. As part of the facility upgrades to its Wilpon Baseball and Softball Complex, the University of Michigan has paired with AstroTurf to install new state-of-the-art...

2013-10-14 00:20:08

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- -- World-class facility at the University of Michigan allows Ford to collaborate with battery cell manufacturers, suppliers, university researchers and startups to test new battery concepts on a small scale that could be replicated for full production -- Facility will make it possible for Ford to build on 20 years of battery research, and to test experimental battery chemistries while reducing...

2013-10-07 11:36:12

Understanding how genes act in specific tissues is critical to our ability to combat many human diseases, from heart disease to kidney failure to cancer.  Yet isolating individual cell types for study is impossible for most human tissues. A new method developed by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Michigan called “in silico nano-dissection” uses computers rather than scalpels to separate and identify genes from specific cell types, enabling the systematic study...

2013-10-01 10:15:34

A microfluidic chip developed at the University of Michigan is among the best at capturing elusive circulating tumor cells from blood—and it can support the cells' growth for further analysis. The device, believed to be the first to pair these functions, uses the advanced electronics material graphene oxide. In clinics, such a device could one day help doctors diagnose cancers, give more accurate prognoses and test treatment options on cultured cells without subjecting patients to...