Which Anti-Depressant is Right for You? Your DNA Can Shed Some Light05/06/2018
Genomics is coming to psychiatry, with some doctors using a gene test to figure out the most effective anti-depressant for a patient.
Precision Health seeking applications for Scholars Awards05/03/2018
U-M Precision Health has released a request for applications for its Scholars Awards, which will support exceptional early-career investigators in innovative research projects that advance the field of precision health.
Detroit a launch city for All of Us Research Program05/02/2018
Detroit is one of seven U.S. cities to celebrate the May 6 launch of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program: an effort to collect data from at least one million people living in the U.S. to uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine.
Injecting Drugs Can Ruin a Heart. How Many Second Chances Should a User Get?04/29/2018
A life-threatening heart infection afflicts a growing number of people who inject opioids or meth. Costly surgery can fix it, but the addiction often goes unaddressed.
Opioid prescriptions fell 10 percent last year, study says04/19/2018
Prescriptions for opioids fell sharply last year, the steepest drop in the amount of painkillers dispensed to patients in 25 years, according to a report from IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science, the research arm of a health-care data firm.
Opioid Solutions promotes collaborative approach to epidemic04/18/2018
A new Opioid Solutions online community serves as a central hub for U-M research, educational activities and community outreach related to opioids. The network draws on nearly 100 U-M faculty whose research explores opioid misuse and overdose.
Predicting C. Diff Risk with Big Data and Machine Learning04/09/2018
Nearly 30,000 Americans die each year from an aggressive, gut-infecting bacteria called Clostridium difficile. Resistant to many common antibiotics, C. diff can flourish when antibiotic treatment kills off beneficial bacteria that normally keep the deadly infection at bay.
But doctors often struggle to determine when to take preventive action.