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UM Research: Drug Combo Suppresses Common Hepatitis C

A new combination of investigational drugs successfully suppressed hepatitis C genotype 1 infection in a high percent of patients who had not responded to previous treatment in a study led by a University of Michigan hepatologist.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2012

WSU Campus

NSF Grant To Help Wayne State Predict Fatty Liver Problems

Predicting problems in one of the body’s most complex organs soon may become easier because of work being done by Wayne State University researchers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2012

WSU Campus

Better CMT Outcome Measurement Is Wayne State Doc’s Goal

A Wayne State University physician is seeking a better way to determine the effectiveness of treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, or inherited sensory-motor neuropathy, a disease that afflicts one in 2,500 people.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2011

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Bringing Millions to Michigan: UM Med School 6th In NIH Funding

Research at the University of Michigan Medical School brought hundreds of millions of dollars into the state of Michigan in the last year — and could have a total economic impact of nearly $1.2 billion, new data show.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2011

Wayne State Study Of Marijuana Therapy Could Affect Public Policy

A $1.5 million grant to a Wayne State University researcher from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health could have policy implications in Michigan and other states regarding the therapeutic use of marijuana.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/03/2011

New roads facilitate movement along rivers and roads, which can in turn fuel the spread of superbugs. Photo of the Cayapas River in the province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador taken by James Trostle of Trinity College. (University of Michigan photo.)

UM Research: Roads Pave The Way For Spread Of Superbugs

Antibiotic resistant E. Coli was much more prevalent in villages situated along roads than in rural villages located away from roads, which suggests that roads play a major role in the spread or containment of antibiotic resistant bacteria, commonly called superbugs, a new study finds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2011

UM's Zeeshan Zyed and colleagues found new warning signals in heart tests formerly dismissed as noise or undetectable

UM Finds New SOS From Badly Damaged Hearts

Newly discovered subtle markers of heart damage hidden in plain sight among hours of EKG recordings could help doctors identify which heart attack patients are at high risk of dying soon.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/28/2011

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MSU: Modified Vaccine Shows Promise In Preventing Malaria

EAST LANSING — Continuing a global effort to prevent malaria infections, Michigan State University researchers have created a new malaria vaccine — one that combines the use of a disabled cold virus with an immune system-stimulating […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2011

Aloke Dutta

Wayne State Researcher Gets $2.15M NIH Grant To Develop Parkinson’s Treatments

A Wayne State University professor is leading research efforts to develop new treatment options to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects nearly six million people around the world

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/25/2011

U.S. Health Care System Doesn’t Meet Needs of Patients With Spinal Injury

University of Michigan researchers say several studies show problems with treatment access for spinal cord injury patients and a lack of knowedge of spinal cord injuries by health care providers.