Dr. Eva Feldman to address Michigan Israel Business Bridge Nov. 12 in Grand Rapids
Taubman Institute Director Dr. Eva Feldman will address a special event at the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids on Monday, Nov. 12. The meeting is a special networking luncheon with the Michigan Israel Business Bridge, a non-profit association that promotes economic growth in Michigan and Israel.
Dr. Feldman, the Russell N. DeJong professor of neurology at the University of Michigan and leader of the first-ever stem cell trial in patients with ALS, will tell the groups about her groundbreaking collaboration with another stem cell pioneer, Benjamin E. Reubinoff, M.D., Ph.D., of Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem. Her talk is entitled "U-M and Hadassah: Engineering stem cells to decode a deadly disease."
The luncheon will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m.; registration is required by Nov. 6. The charge for MIBB members is $30 or $35 for non-members. For complete details, click here.
New Taubman Prize trophy debuts
The new trophy for the Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Research, which was designed in consultation with institute founder Mr. A. Alfred Taubman, was presented at the institute's Oct. 11 symposium. The modern sculpture was created using a novel 3D printing technique.
Drug cuts risk of bone-marrow transplant side effect
Taubman Emerging Scholar Sung Won Choi, M.D., is the lead author of a new study that finds a new way to help prevent graft-vs-host disease in cancer patients receiving bone-marrow transplants.
U-M offers new early detection prostate cancer test
Research by Taubman Scholar Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan has let to the development of a new test for prostate cancer that is far more accurate than the standard PSA test, the University of Michigan has announced.
Click here to read more.
news & events
Is there a link between tonsils and psoriasis?
Trial tested the effect of tonsillectomy on the skin disease
Taubman Emerging Scholar Dr. Johann Gudjonsson and colleagues found that people who had their tonsils removed showed improvment.
Click here to read the entire story
Fall Visiting Professor Lectures schedule
Distinguished guest speakers include experts in lung, muscle and nerve diseases
Click here for the lineup
Breast cancer clinical trial enrolling patients
Research by Taubman Scholar Dr. Max Wicha into breast cancer stem cells is the basis for a new human clinical trial of the drug Reparixin, which scientists hope will curb the growth of the tumor-fueling cells.