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April 18, 2016

Stop the growth: U-M researchers take aim at cancer metastasis

Most cancer drugs today work by attacking tumor growth. Researchers at the Life Sciences Institute, however, are taking aim at a different piece of the cancer puzzle — preventing its ability to spread to new parts of the body, known as metastasis, which is the cause of most cancer deaths.

February 22, 2016

University continues special procedures to deal with norovirus

The university will continue this week using special virus-related cleaning procedures as it monitors an outbreak of norovirus on U-M's Ann Arbor campus.

Approximately 150 students have sought treatment for vomiting and diarrhea in the past week.

February 17, 2016

University officials investigating possible norovirus outbreak

The university currently is investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on campus, first identified among students living in University Housing at West and South quads.

Between 75-100 students have become ill and sought treatment in the last few days.

October 27, 2015

REMINDER: Flu shot clinics continuing through mid-November

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. U-M faculty and staff covered under a university health plan can receive their flu vaccination on campus without paying an out-of-pocket fee.

October 23, 2015

Francis Medal awarded to founder of anti-poverty agency BRAC

The University of Michigan will award the Thomas Francis Jr. Medal in Global Public Health to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC — a Bangladesh-based development organization that works to alleviate poverty by empowering the poor.

October 23, 2015

Wolverines for Life promotes life-saving donations at Nov. 1 event

This idea to save lives was born of frustration.

Back in 2010, many University of Michigan Health System Transplant Center patients waited and waited for organs to become available. But only 27 percent of Michigan adults were on the State of Michigan Organ Donor Registry, says Anne Murphy, administrative director with the center.

October 19, 2015

Four faculty members elected to National Academy of Medicine

University of Michigan experts in cancer biology, emergency heart care, bone biology and chronic disease care are among the new members of the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

October 15, 2015

U-M Health System projects to improve energy efficiency

A $3 million project for new occupancy sensors and a $1.3 million air handler upgrade project will improve energy efficiency at the U-M Health System's University Hospital.

The two projects were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

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