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New Brain Pathway Offers Hope for Treating Hypogylcemia

A novel pathway buried deep within a region of the brain produces a brain hormone that acts as a crucial sensor of blood glucose levels. Understanding how the hormone orchestrates the body's response to low blood sugar offers hope for treating...
23-Jan-2015 7:00 AM EST

Alternative DNA Repair Mechanism Could Provide Better Treatment for Neuroblastoma in Kids

Targeting DNA repair pathways could provide new treatment options for children with high-risk cancer
21-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Pay-to-Play Keeping Kids on the Sidelines

The cost of school sports keeps many children from participating, according to the latest University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.
20-Jan-2015 8:05 AM EST

Stem Cell Success: One Couple’s Effort to Protect Their Son From Fatal Nerve Disease Will Help Other Boys Too


A new human embryonic stem cell line containing the genetic mutation for adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), and neurons grown from those cells, are now helping scientists study the condition -- thanks to an embryo donated by a couple seeking to avoid...
19-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Researchers Open ‘Pandora’s Box’ of Potential Cancer Biomarkers


Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed the global landscape of a portion of the genome that has not been previously well-explored. This analysis opens the door to discovery of thousands of potential new cancer...
19-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Study Suggests Increase in Falls Among the Elderly

Over a 12-year period, the prevalence of falls among older adults appeared to be on the rise, a new nationally representative study says.
16-Jan-2015 9:00 AM EST

What Makes Pancreatic Cancer So Aggressive? New Study Sheds Light


New research from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center helps explain why pancreatic cancer is so lethal, with fewer than a third of patients surviving even early stage disease.
15-Jan-2015 9:00 AM EST

New Sequencing Technique Reveals Genetic Clues to Rare Breast Tumors


A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center characterizes the genetic underpinnings of a rare type of breast tumor called phyllodes tumors, offering the first comprehensive analysis of the molecular...
13-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

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