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Can preventing inflammation improve heart and brain health?
Research study aims to address inflammation’s role in cardiac and brain dysfunction
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Can preventing inflammation improve heart and brain health?
Michigan Medicine research study aims to address inflammation’s role in diseases of the heart and brain.
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Free course shines light on sleep health
An expert-led course on sleep helps educate students about the importance of creating and maintaining good sleep habits for health and wellness.
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Studies uncover the critical role of sleep in the formation of memories
Two new studies from University of Michigan reveal what's happening inside the brain during sleep and sleep deprivation to help or harm the formation of memories.
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New risk equation could mean preventive statins for far fewer Americans
The tool, based on updated information about atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, could mean fewer people would be recommended to take statin medications
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Using biologic injections for severe asthma after COVID
Biologic injections end up being the best treatment for treating severe asthma after having COVID for one patient.
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Pediatric brain tumors rely on different metabolic “route” to fuel treatment resistance
Researchers at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center are one step closer to understanding how pediatric DIPG tumors work.
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Trending Research Articles graphic drawn mouse snoozing in purple background and pink maze around it breathing while sleeping and see pink brain inside head with white sparkles fading in and out
Health Lab
Studies uncover the critical role of sleep in the formation of memories
Two new studies from University of Michigan reveal what's happening inside the brain during sleep and sleep deprivation to help or harm the formation of memories.
different cars from helicopter view on highways intersecting going all different ways seeing greenery and roads
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Pediatric brain tumors rely on different metabolic “route” to fuel treatment resistance
Researchers at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center are one step closer to understanding how pediatric DIPG tumors work.
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The dangerous intestinal disease fatal to premature babies and vulnerable infants
A pediatric surgeon answers questions about necrotizing enterocolitis—a dangerous intestinal disease that primarily affects premature and vulnerable infants
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New drug could help those with CAH reduce the use of corticosteroids
Michigan Medicine researchers discover that a new drug could help those with CAH, or congenital adrenal hyperplasia, reduce the use of corticosteroids. 
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Accessibility issues in cancer care
Researchers at the University of Michigan are finding that many patients may be encountering significant barriers to cancer care, even from their first phone call to a clinic.
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Firearms and mental health: 8 top facts to know
For people with mental health conditions, whether diagnosed or not, easy firearm access during a crisis can be dangerous. There experts offer tips for how to reduce the risk.