By Kara Gavin
After a national initiative took aim at high opioid doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, the number of veterans receiving such prescriptions dropped, a new study finds.
By Shantell Kirkendoll
A research team led by Keith Kaye, M.D., M.P.H., director of clinical research in the Michigan Medicine Division
By Haley Otman
A new approach to the practice of surgical pathology for brain tumor patients could make for a powerful combination: more accurate, safer and more efficient operations.
From an innovative coating for joint replacements to a promising drug for the painful inflammatory disease scleroderma, 11 new biomedical ideas that emerged from research across Michigan
By Shantell M. Kirkendoll
As the American population gets older and fatter, the crash-test dummies used to test the cars people drive are changing, too.
For most invading bacteria, the bladder is not a friendly place. But for those that have figured out how to scavenge iron from their hosts, it’s a fine place to grow and reproduce.
By Amy Crawford
The addictive nature of mobile technology might not surprise anyone who has felt the constant pull of Facebook and Twitter — especially in an election year.
The University of Michigan hospitals and health centers have been honored for a commitment to patient safety with another A on the
Eight years ago this month, silence fell over a vast pharmaceutical research campus in northeast Ann Arbor.
By Nicole Fawcett
Virtually every day, scientists are identifying potential new drugs to tackle the next pathway or mutation that’s fueling cancer.
If you’ve tried to see a doctor, fill a prescription or get a diagnostic test lately, you’ve probably had to pay more out of your own pocket than you would have even a few years ago.
By Kylie O'Brien
The University of Michigan was recently awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish an
By Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the U-M Medical School and executive vice president for medical affairs of the U-M Health System
While commanding four vessels sailing between England and India in 1601, Captain James Lancaster performed one of
Nearly 15 million times a year, Americans with heart trouble climb onto a treadmill to take a stress test that can reveal blockages in their heart’s blood vessels.
By Ada Hagan
It’s a common scenario: Research is shared via journals or at conferences, but rarely do scientists relay those results outside of their academic niche.
By Haley Otman
The University of Michigan’s hospitals and health centers are among the top 20 hospitals in the nation, according to the 2016–2017 U.
By Allison Wilson
Sebastien Bellin was able to escape the first explosion during the terrorist attack at Brussels Airport on March 22 — but not the second.
The 166th University of Michigan Medical School Commencement had a remarkable 166 graduates.
By Jasna Markovac and Stephanie Dascola
The U-M Medical School recently launched the Michigan Journal of Medicine, or MJM, a student-led, open access journal.
Several members of the graduation class of 2016 were honored
In a ceremony at Hill Auditorium, 172 aspiring physicians received their first white coats
By Allison Wilson With additional reporting by Kara Gavin
Members of the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, or IHPI, recently shared some e
By Laurel Thomas Gnagey
Researchers from the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center and the U-M Injury Center found that a single, structured counseling session delivered to high-risk youth by a social worker
A patient at the University of Michigan Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center has received the world’s smallest pacemaker that works without th
In a western doctor’s office or hospital, patients don’t think twice about giving a blood or urine sample that can tell if they have a disease or infection, or show if their medicines are
People who visit the BioArtography booth during Ann Arbor’s annual summer art fair usually have one of two reactions to the displayed images when they realize what they depict.
All transplant patients are exceptional, but Stan Larkin’s successful heart transplant comes after living more than a year without a human heart and relying on a heart device he carried i
Training, checklists and data reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections, a new study finds.
New possibilities are opening up for understanding the impact of microscopic organisms on our health, food & environment.
Interview with the incoming executive vice dean of academic affairs
On March 18, 2016, 161 University of Michigan medical students found out their destinies.
Carl Engelke could have been a professional musician. Instead, he’s helping develop new therapeutic strategies to treat cancer...
The Child and Family Life Services Department, or CFL, was founded in 1922 at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
by Lauren Crawford
Rob Drummond is a Scottish playwright known for taking risks. In 2014, he performed Bullet Catch at the Arthur Miller Theatre in Ann Arbor...
by Shantell Kirkendoll
Despite advances in organ transplantation, the way donor hearts are moved from hospital to hospital remains low-tech: stored on ice and carried in a store-bought cooler.
First nationwide academic study of physician disciplinary actions and malpractice claims rates shows lack of standardization across U.S.
Recent books authored or edited by U-M faculty.
One whole endogenous retrovirus genome — and bits of 17 others — was spotted in a study of 2,500 human genomes.
By Tammy Chang and Nicole Gergen
Public uproar over lead poisoning in children due to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has dominated the news cycle this winter.
New WellSpringboard.org site combines crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
Screening for cancer has many obvious benefits — you’re preventing cancer or catching it early. But each screening tool also comes with potential harms or risks.
Children with brain cancer may soon get some help from mice with the same disease, thanks to new research from U-M Medical School scientists and their colleagues.
By Lily Raff McCaulou
The injury announces itself with a pop. Patients who tear an anterior crucial ligament, or ACL, say they hear the sound before they feel pain.
Nearly every girl and woman on Earth carries two X chromosomes in almost every one of her cells — but one of them does (mostly) nothing.
Rare find in two Turkish children leads to discovery about autophagy.
When it comes to prescription painkillers, the difference between controlling pain and dying from an overdose may come down to how strong a prescription the doctor wrote, according to a n
By Julie Halpert
New biomedical commercialization programs are helping researchers license more new therapies and technologies than ever before.
U-M study suggests a free, web-based cognitive behavioral therapy tool could help cut the rate of suicidal thoughts in half for people in high-stress, high-pressure positions.
Why don’t more uninsured people seek health coverage? Findings from a U-M Student-Run Free Clinic study reveals barriers include knowledge gaps about perceived cost and eligibility.
A substance originally found in bananas could help researchers crack the “sugar code” and may eventually be used to fight off a wide range of viruses.
A weekend of celebration, camaraderie and fun
We welcome the incoming class of U-M medical student