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WSU Researcher’s Work Could Be Big Step Toward Anti-Diabetes Drugs

A Wayne State University researcher is seeking to better understand what triggers the death of a type of cell that contributes to the onset of type 1 diabetes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/01/2012

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WSU Researcher Seeks Link Between Obesity, Flu Severity

The recent H1N1 flu pandemic was found to be particularly dangerous to obese people, and a Wayne State University researcher is looking for clues as to why.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2012

University of Michigan School of Kinesiology Steven Broglio is doing a long term study with Ann Arbor Skyline High School Football team about concussion and how best to prevent it. (Video clip from University of Michigan.)

Football Helmet Sensors Pound Home Reality Of Cocussions

— Even two years later, Sarah Clark grimaces sheepishly and insists she mishandled the concussion her oldest son sustained in ninth-grade football.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2012

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Wayne State Researcher Seeks To Link Genome Instability, Chronic Fatigue

A national foundation has sought out a Wayne State University researcher in an effort to discover whether overall genome instability rather than a specific molecular mechanism may cause chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS).

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2012

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WSU Researcher’s Model Will Target Causes Of Everyday MS Symptoms

Most research on multiple sclerosis focuses on the disease’s infrequent-but-debilitating consequences. Now, a Wayne State University researcher is targeting MS’s more annoying everyday symptoms like difficulty hearing or remembering things.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2012

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WSU Researcher’s Project Aims To Boost HIV Testing Among African-Americans

A grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, administered by the Michigan Department of Community Health, is helping a Wayne State University researcher’s effort to promote HIV testing among African-Americans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/01/2012

Using this liquid laser, University of Michigan Professor Xudong Fan has developed a highly sensitive technique for identifying mutated DNA that differs from healthy DNA by a single base. The fine white horizontal line is the capillary cavity that enables the laser to amplify the intrinsic difference in the light signals from healthy and mutated DNA. Image: Nicole Casal Moore

Genes Linked To Cancer Could Be Easier To Detect With Liquid Lasers

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/31/2012

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Researcher Studies Hockey, Football Concussions: Is it Time For Rules Changes?

Imagine ice hockey without body checking and football with less hitting. What might sound blasphemous to hockey and football fans and players has more support than you may imagine. And a Michigan Tech researcher is a large part of that conversation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2012

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UM: Too Many Neuropathy Patients Get High-Cost, Low-Yield Tests

Researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed the tremendous cost of diagnosing peripheral neuropathy and found that less expensive, more effective tests are less likely to be used.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/24/2012

beaumont hospital-royal oak

Gift To Beaumont Taking Orthopedic Research to Higher Levels

With more than 14,000 orthopedic surgeries a year at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, there’s plenty of information available to build up an impressive research program. All that was left to do was capture the information. Enter Ortech.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2012