Every year, 1 in 1,000 people with epilepsy dies suddenly. Scientists are using stem cells from children with rare seizure disorders to find answers and potentially guide treatment.
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.
Many asylum cases tied to trauma could be strengthened by medical and psychological evaluations, lawyers say. But not enough doctors provide or are trained to do them.
New data add to the growing evidence that fewer senior citizens are developing dementia — with schooling a key associative factor.
A new study in mice suggests that low-fiber diets prompt a gut bacteria response that may leave the colon vulnerable to infection.
With more veterans than ever getting health care outside the VA system, there are new efforts to train medical students, residents and medical school faculty about vets’ special needs.
Medicare data show that tight connections among physicians have more to do with heart bypass surgery patients’ survival than other factors.