Tissue and blood samples taken from patients can hold the keys to biomedical discovery. But the research community must consider patient privacy, a new perspective says.
As Research & Policy Media Relations Manager at the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), Kara Gavin draws on 25 years of experience in communicating about science, medicine and health policy. Her responsibilities include creating compelling stories about discoveries made by the U-M Medical School's biomedical and mental health researchers, the findings and opinions of the 490 healthcare wonks at the U-M IHPI, and the innovative education available at U-M for future doctors and medical scientists.
Why do so many babies fall victim to infections that invade the gut, but others don’t? Research in germ-free mice yields important clues.
When it comes to understanding the human body, seeing is believing. Now, a new website allows teachers and students anywhere to look through a “virtual microscope.”
Common Drugs, Uncommon Risks? New Study Looks at Serious Health Problems After Short-Term Steroid Use
Many adults take corticosteroids for short-term symptom relief — but providers may want to consider possible side effects more closely.
For some surgery patients, a prescription to ease postoperation pain leads to continued opioid use months afterward.
Researchers grade one of the longest-running report cards for hospitals — and find it needs a tuneup.