A tool borrowed from bacteria successfully seeks out, cuts and destroys long stretches of human cells’ DNA, opening doors to new uses in research and 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 primary care, biomedical and mental health researchers, and the findings and opinions of the 600 healthcare wonks at the U-M IHPI.
Hospitals put a lot of effort into encouraging good hand hygiene among staff. But findings about multidrug-resistant organisms suggest a new frontier for preventing transmission.
An enzyme’s newly discovered ability to spur the body to prevent or repair acute liver injury in mice could be harnessed as a therapy or used as a biomarker.<
A national study shows prescription opioid use disorder is twice as high among deaf and hard-of-hearing young and middle-aged adults, compared with their peers who don’t experience hearing issues.
A randomized trial shows that providing patients with special disposal bags doubled the odds they would safely dump their leftover opioid pain medicine.
With their general medical training and their special focus on the needs of hospitalized patients, hospitalist physicians play a key role in many hospitals.