Here’s a round-up of stories involving new science research at the University of Michigan:
Inactivating Kras caused tumors to disappear, suggesting possible treatment target…click here to read more
Using a liquid laser, University of Michigan researchers have developed a better way to detect the slight genetic mutations that might predispose a person to a particular type of cancer or other diseases…click here to read more
Beauty is more than skin deep, at least for fruit flies studied in new research that demonstrates how age-related changes in pheromone production can reduce sexual attractiveness….click here to read more
U-M researchers have successfully completed the first surgical implantation of a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system as part of a nationwide clinical trial examining DBS’s ability to help patients with severe depression that has not improved after multiple treatments….click here to read more
Ever thought of donating your body after your death so med students can learn anatomy? Read this and you might!
Medical student Halley Crissman’s first patient was an 80-year-old male with a history of cancer. But before she even began her basic anatomy class, the patient gave Crissman an amazing gift: his body for study.
“We were told by our professors on the first day that the body we were receiving for anatomy was our first patient,” says Crissman. “My experiences learning anatomy through my donor have been humbling and moving.”….click here to read more
- Zebrafish may hold key to repairing serious eye conditions.
- Shobita Parthasarathy’s book, Building Genetic Medicine, which informs the debate over gene patents, re-released in paperback. Shobita was a past guest expert that attended one of our meet-ups (02/15/11).