Researchers identified two novel genes that affect bone-formation cells relevant to fractures and osteoporosis; understanding these genes could lead to more effective treatments.
Kylie Urban covers communications for several departments within U-M Health System, including MedSport, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Emergency Medicine, Survival Flight, Pulmonary, Diabetes, Nephrology, Rheumatology and Pharmacy. She works with researchers and faculty to highlight their latest medical research and discoveries, and holds a soft spot in her heart for telling the stories of inspiring patients. Kylie is a graduate of the Michigan State University School of Journalism and has spent the past five years working in healthcare communications and public relations.
Examining the autoimmune disease at the molecular level led researchers to a specific molecule that could be contributing to the disease progression in patients.
Orthopaedic surgeons sometimes use the procedure for patients missing a portion of bone. U-M researchers are working on ways to improve the technique.
A statewide collaborative is identifying ways to improve patient care for hip and knee replacements through quality improvement projects.
New research explores stem cells in the rotator cuff in hopes of understanding why fatty accumulation happens at the tear site, instead of proper muscle healing.
A laboratory-created microscopic network of fibers helped researchers understand how white blood cells capture and even kill bacteria, offering insight into the effectiveness of antibiotics in the future.