Kelly Malcom
Lead Research Communicator

Malcom is a lead research communicator for Michigan Medicine and research communications strategist for the U-M Medical School, with more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, marketing, and health and science writing. She covers the basic science departments, pulmonary and critical care medicine, infectious disease, pathology and anesthesiology. Contact:

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Gut bugs control the body’s thermostat
Study reveals the microbiome’s role in regulating body temperature
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Nearly 1/3 of people with chronic pain turn to cannabis
More than half of adults surveyed reported that the use of cannabis led them to decrease their pain medications.
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Geometry of the brain, dimensions of the mind
Researchers identify new ways to characterize states of consciousness
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Study identifies a signaling cascade behind retina regeneration in zebrafish
The findings could help inform treatments for blindness in humans.
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How to safely celebrate the holidays and avoid getting sick
This holiday season, follow these five expert-approved steps to celebrate safely and avoid getting sick.
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Study hints at why older people are more susceptible to the flu
Influenza is back in circulation, posing a special danger to older adults.
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Potential therapy derived from a banana protein works against SARS-CoV-2
What if COVID could be treated from a protein derived from a banana? This antiviral may not only be effective against SARS-CoV-2, but all known coronaviruses and the flu.
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The unique way this virus sneaks into a cell’s nucleus could advance the study of cancer-causing pathogens
Some viruses, like HPV, can cause cancer. Recent investigation into a monkey virus called SV40 may help researchers understand how human oncogenic viruses work, and how to develop more effective treatments.
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Mathematical model could bring us closer to effective stem cell therapies
The model could allow scientists to finally figure out the order of genetic operations inside developing cells.
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This molecule could be behind liver fibrosis
The finding opens the door for a possible treatment for many liver diseases.
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Flu could come raging back
Vaccination is especially important for vulnerable groups,
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A boost just in time for Fall: Updated COVID shots are now available
A new paired booster offers more protection from the omicron variant.
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Marijuana, hallucinogen use at all-time high among young adults
Legality and cultural shifts could be behind change, says expert
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Mapping the brain stem’s control of eating could lead to better treatments for obesity
An atlas of neuronal circuits could help predict targets for medications to control appetite.
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Should you worry about the polio virus?
A recent case in the U.S. sounds the alarm for more vaccination.
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