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Artificial Placenta Holds Promise for Extremely Premature Infants

Researchers at the University of Michigan are working to improve survival rates in the tiniest, most premature babies in a groundbreaking way: through an artificial placenta that mimics the womb.
28-Apr-2016 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Who Gets Hooked on Drugs & Who Stays Clean? Study in Rats Finds Genetic Markers That Influence Addiction


Why does one person who tries cocaine get addicted, and another does not? Why do some people who kick a drug habit stay clean, but others relapse? The answers to these questions may have a lot to do with specific genetic factors that vary from...
26-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Detecting When the Most Common Skin Cancer Turns Dangerous

A team of researchers who specialize in treating cancers of the eye wanted to identified EZH2 as a marker for aggressive basal cell skin cancer. It may also provide a potential target for treatment.
20-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Taking the Fight Against Risky Pain Pill Use to the ER: Study Shows Promise

As the U.S. battles an epidemic of deaths from misused pain pills, a new study suggests an inexpensive way to cut risky use of these drugs by people with a high chance of overdosing. And it could happen exactly where many patients get those drugs in...
20-Apr-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Media Coverage of Celebrities with Breast Cancer May Be Influencing Rise in Double Mastectomy


An increase in women with breast cancer choosing double mastectomy may be influenced by media coverage of celebrities, a new study finds.
19-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fashion Design Meets U-M Research in Wearable Human Stem Cell Images


A noted designer of artistic ties has turned scientific images into a striking design that can be worn by men and women - and the proceeds will aid bipolar disorder research.
18-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Most U.S. Adults Say Today's Children Have Worse Health Than in Past Generations


More than half of adults believe children today are more stressed, experience less quality family time and have worse mental and emotional health.
13-Apr-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chips or Cookies? Toddlers with Sweet Tooth More Likely to Experience Weight Gain

Toddlers who reached for cookies over chips when their bellies were full had a higher risk of body fat increases.
13-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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