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2014-09-18 08:30:50

Center supports research focused on effects of aging, creates groundwork for drugs that can postpone disease and extend lifespan ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A $3 million grant from The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research will allow the University of Michigan to establish a national center of excellence in biogerontology research. The Glenn Center for Aging Research at U-M will focus on exploiting and expanding the growing evidence that drugs can...

2014-09-18 08:28:43

U-M Leading Significant Gene Editing Initiatives, Including Top 100 Oncogene Screen ST. LOUIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) announced today it has entered into a new gene editing partnership with the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School's Vector Core. Under the partnership, Sigma-Aldrich will provide the Vector Core with Sigma CRISPR technology, experimental design consultation, and dedicated gene editing bioinformaticians. The...

2014-09-10 12:28:14

Top-tier performance for U-M Health System residency programs in all 20 specialties rated in Doximity/U.S. News poll ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors nationwide rate the University of Michigan Health System as one of the best places for young doctors to train in their chosen field, across 20 medical specialties, according to a new ranking released today. U-M residency programs earned a top spot in the country in all ranked specialties, from...

2014-09-09 08:31:27

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a blood purification company using its CytoSorb® extracorporeal cytokine adsorber to prevent or treat organ failure in life-threatening conditions, announced its U.S. Cardiac Surgery Advisory Board (CSAB) that includes leaders in cardiothoracic surgery, surgical critical care, extracorporeal therapy, and inflammation. The Board will oversee the use of CytoSorb® in cardiac surgery trials...

2014-08-19 12:28:23

Collaborative model improves quality and patient outcomes, lowers complications DETROIT, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over a five-year period, five programs sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network to improve the quality of certain medical and surgical procedures performed in Michigan hospitals, have produced $597 million in health care cost savings, and have lowered complication and mortality rates for thousands of patients. The results of these five...

2014-08-11 12:27:22

Childhood obesity still at the top in annual top 10 list of childhood health concerns, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and gun-related injuries in the top 10, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. In the...

2014-07-21 12:25:29

Parents want questions answered by healthcare provider, but only 23 percent want recommendation, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don't want a specific recommendation on the procedure, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. More than half of...

2014-06-20 12:22:58

Opening of Northville Health Center and more planned in FY2015 ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Health System's leaders have reported positive fiscal year-end results, with an anticipated 0.7 percent ($17 million) targeted margin on operating revenues of $2.52 billion for the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers. This performance helps position the university's health care enterprise for continued investment in targeted strategies and support...

2014-06-16 12:28:42

Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program designed to lower surgery costs, empower patients ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program (MSHOP) has earned a $6.4 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for its work to lower surgery costs and help Michigan patients train for surgery. Each year 45 million inpatient surgeries are performed in the U.S. Following a program to boost...

2014-06-11 08:26:37

New certification only held by 70 other hospitals in U.S. ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When car crash victims suffer serious injuries, emergency crews often get them to trauma centers for the advanced care they need. That same concept has come to stroke care, as evidence grows that coordinated, advanced treatment can make a huge difference for patients who suffer a "brain attack." Recently, the University of Michigan Health System earned the nation's highest...


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