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Study: Excerise May Help Breast Cancer Patients Keep The Disease Away

The study looked at pre and post-diagnosis physical activity levels in more than 1,700 breast cancer patients between the ages of 20 and 74.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2014

Obese mice were given the drug Amlexanox lost weight. (credit: University of Michigan)

Drug Appears To Work For Weight-Loss In U-M Study

U of M researchers discovered that mice given the drug, Amlexanox, lost weight without diet or exercise.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2013

Construction  has begun on the future site of MSU's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams -- FRIB. (credit:

US Senate Panel OKs Next Step In $550M MSU ‘FRIB’ Project

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $55 million for the next step in the development of a $550 million physics research project at Michigan State University.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2013

University of Michigan Hospital (University of Michigan photo)

UM Study: Just 11% Of Adults, 5% Of Children Participate In Medical Research

Medical research is vital to the advancement of health care, but many medical research studies have too few people who participate. A new study from the University of Michigan takes an in-depth look at public participation in medical research across the United States.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2013

An artist's rendering of Michigan State University's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, now under construction behind its existing National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. MSU photo.

MSU Board To Vote On Phase Of $600M FRIB

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees meets Friday to consider whether to go ahead with construction of a new phase of a $600 million federally backed physics research center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2012

UM: Tight Blood Sugar Control For Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients Doesn’t Improve Outcomes

Tight blood sugar control in the intensive care unit for pediatric cardiac surgery patients does not improve patients’ infection rate, mortality, length of stay or organ failure when compared to standard care, new research shows.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2012

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Maryland Firm’s Drug Cures Neuropathy In Diabetic Mice In Michigan Test

RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RGRX) reported Wednesday that in a Michigan trial, researchers found that Thymosin Beta 4 (Tβ4) promotes statistically significant recovery of peripheral neuropathy in type II diabetic mice.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2012

Statewide Study Claims Rampant Unnecessary Heart Imaging

Beaumont Health System Wednesday released a study showing rampant excessive use of cardiovascular imaging with CT scanners, called coronary CT angiography, or CCTA.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/08/2012

The photos compare images of two brains, one with and without head injury. The red areas indicates electrical activity in response to the task researchers asked study participants to perform, and non-injured brains show more red, thus more electrical activity during the task. Images courtesy of Steven Broglio, University of Michigan

UM: Concussions, Head Impacts May Accelerate Brain Aging

A new study from the University of Michigan finds that concussions and lesser head impacts may speed up the brain’s natural aging process by causing signaling pathways in the brain to break down more quickly than they would in someone who has never suffered a brain injury.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2012

A c. elegans worm of the type used in the aging study. University of Michigan photo

UM Studies Link Between Life Span, Oxidative Stress

ANN ARBOR — Why do we age, and what makes some of us live longer than others?  For decades, researchers have been trying to answer these questions by elucidating the molecular causes of aging. One of […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2012