Tag Archives: University of Michigan Medical School

More complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients who get radiation, implants

Washington: Many breast cancer patients who have a mastectomy will consider breast reconstruction. But for a portion of these women, radiation therapy is also recommended — and that can alter the tissue around the breast, impacting reconstruction efforts.

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Study finds few mobile health apps help patients who need them most

Washington: The smartphones that most people carry could transform how people manage their health, especially for the tens of millions who have chronic conditions or complex health needs.

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Want to be a doctor, but have a disability? Many medical schools look unwelcoming

Washington: They may dream of becoming doctors, and helping people like themselves. But for young people with disabilities, that dream may die when they check the admissions standards of most medical schools, according to a new study.

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New urine test improves prostate cancer detection: Study

New York (IANS): A new urine-based test has improved prostate cancer detection compared to traditional methods, says a study.

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Blood clot risks from PICC lines and how to make vascular access choice for each patient

Washington: Every day, patients around the country get IV devices placed in their arms, to make it easier to receive medicines or have blood drawn over the course of days or weeks. But these PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) lines, as they’re called, also raise the risk of potentially dangerous blood clots.

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Scientists restore hearing in noise-deafened mice, pointing way to new therapies for humans

Washington: Scientists have restored the hearing of mice partly deafened by noise, using advanced tools to boost the production of a key protein in their ears.

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AIIMS, University of Michigan expand partnership to explore new ideas in healthcare

New Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and US-based University of Michigan Medical School have signed an agreement to expand their partnership to explore new ideas in healthcare.

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Gene therapy in mice restores sense of smell

Washington: Scientists have restored the sense of smell in mice through gene therapy for the first time — a hopeful sign for people who can’t smell anything from birth or lose it due to disease.

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US risks losing out to Asia in medical research

Washington: The US risks losing out to Asia as the hub of medical discovery, warns a team of researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine. The result, they caution, could be a “brain drain” of top young researchers, and the loss of untold discoveries and economic activity.

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