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Altering cancer treatment dosing could reduce climate impact, study finds
Model estimates potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by delivering treatment every 6 weeks
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Altering cancer treatment dosing could reduce climate impact, study finds
Changing how often a popular cancer therapy is delivered would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental impact without decreasing cancer survival, according to a new analysis from researchers at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center.
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Children often exposed to problematic clickbait during YouTube searches
On YouTube, the content recommended to kids isn’t always age appropriate, a Michigan Medicine study finds.
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Addressing disparities in abnormal menstrual bleeding and anemia
A large grant for Michigan Medicine will launch important research to improve the screening and treatment for a gynecologic disorder that disproportionately impacts Black and Hispanic populations
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Adolescents with heart disease learn resilience skills, connect with peers through unique program
Youth with heart disease enrolled in unique program that teaches resilience and builds connections with their peers
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Building a sustainable kidney transplant program in Rwanda
A Michigan Medicine surgeon builds a sustainable kidney transplant program in Rwanda.
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Adding obesity experts to primary care clinics improves patients’ weight loss outcomes
A weight navigation program for primary care patients with obesity led to more use of proven weight management strategies and more weight loss
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Children often exposed to problematic clickbait during YouTube searches
On YouTube, the content recommended to kids isn’t always age appropriate, a Michigan Medicine study finds.
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Commonly used antibiotic brings more complications, death in the sickest patients
In emergency rooms and intensive care units across the country, clinicians make split-second decisions about which antibiotics to give a patient when a life threatening infection is suspected. Now, a study reveals that these decisions may have unintended consequences for patient outcomes.
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Researchers create human aortic aneurysm model to advance disease understanding, treatment testing
Using human cells in an animal body, a team of researchers has developed a functional model of thoracic aortic aneurysm, creating opportunities for more effective understanding of disease development and treatments for the potentially fatal condition.
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How cannabis and psilocybin might help some of the 50 million Americans experiencing chronic pain
Recent developments represent a dramatic change from long standing federal policy around these substances that has historically criminalized their use and blocked or delayed research efforts into their therapeutic potential.
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Why personalized medicine is important in rare kidney disease
Building a comprehensive human kidney cell and tissue catalog could help develop more treatments for kidney disease.
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Path forward for glioblastoma treatment
Experts in brain cancer outline current discoveries and offer a path of hope for glioblastoma treatment