It was at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health that Thomas Francis Jr., one of America’s most accomplished virologists and epidemiologists, wrote his groundbreaking paper on “original antigenic sin,” arguing that a person’s first flu exposure affects subsequent influenza exposures.
Faculty and staff struggling with life’s challenges find help at the University of Michigan, where support is available year-round on all three campuses and at Michigan Medicine.
Helping employees know about these resources is a key goal of National Mental Health Month, observed each year in May.
Digital medical image files such as X-rays, MRIs and CT scans fill roughly half of all existing electronic storage around the world. And a University of Michigan startup has figured out how to mine and analyze this big data with technology that could make treatment choices incredibly precise for each patient.
Human papillomavirus infection rates are increasing in women born after 1980 who did not receive the HPV vaccine — putting them at higher risk for HPV-related cancers, according to a University of Michigan study.
They may not shoot three-pointers, and only a few of them are over six feet tall, but a team of U-M scientists still took home the title in a March Madness-style competition Sunday.
Their cheering section included not only Michigan fans but also people around the world who have a hearing condition known as tinnitus.
A curled-up cat, a tail-wagging dog, a chirping parakeet or even a serene goldfish may help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues, according to a new national poll.
Michigan Medicine and the Lansing-based Sparrow Health System have signed an affiliation agreement paving the way for ongoing collaboration between the two systems.
The U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine’s fourth annual symposium on Friday will focus on foundational ribonucleic acid biosciences, from discovery to function.
Restricting sales of tobacco products to people 21 and older could keep 11,000 Michiganders from starting to smoke, potentially avoiding premature deaths in two-thirds of that population, according to a University of Michigan study.
Michigan Drug Discovery has awarded early-stage funding for three new drug discovery projects by faculty across the University of Michigan.
The program also will provide project management support and mentoring assistance for two early-stage cancer projects funded by the Rogel Cancer Center.
The idea of team-based cancer care most often focuses on involving primary care physicians in the care of cancer survivors. But research has shown patients are discussing initial cancer treatment options with their primary care doctors.
From the time he was 5 years old, Irv Leon has intimately witnessed the trauma and grief left behind after the loss of a child.
In the mid-1950s, after his 8-year-old older brother unexpectedly died of ulcers, grief became an integral part of Leon’s world.
Six university-affiliated researchers and six Lansing-based policymakers will participate in a series of seminars and experiential learning opportunities focused on health policy and practice in Michigan and nationally.
The University of Michigan’s new winter semester blood drive competition, We Challenge You!, is underway and will run through Feb. 27.
Imagine taking a pill that would help you stave off the flu and potentially prevent secondary infections like pneumonia.
Jacquelyn Taylor, a New York University professor who studies factors contributing to health disparities, will deliver the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Health Sciences Lecture.
High blood pressure causes a slew of health problems, and physicians, pharmacists and researchers are always seeking new ways to control it.
Michigan Medicine will continue design and preconstruction planning for a potential new adult inpatient facility in Ann Arbor.
In a reflection of the changing landscape for academic drug discovery at the University of Michigan, the Center for the Discovery of New Medicines will now be known as Michigan Drug Discovery.
Along with the change in name, comes a shift in direction, scope and emphasis.
When your doctor asks how often you exercise, do you give her an honest answer? How about when she asks what you’ve been eating lately? If you’ve ever stretched the truth, you’re not alone.