"Swimming Toward a Cure" documentary showing 1 p.m. Feb. 10 in Ann Arbor
The documentary film "Swimmng Toward a Cure," about last summer's English Channel relay swim by six Michigan women raising money for ALS research, will debut Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Blau Auditorium of the U-M Ross School of Business.
The swimmers broke the existing relay record and have collected nearly $100,000 toward their $120,000 goal. They are affiliated with Ann Arbor Active Against ALS (A2A3), a grass-roots non-profit organization that funds research into new treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). A reception and Q&A with the swimmers will follow the film showing. Suggested donation is $10 per individual or $25 per family.
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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.
Call for applications
Taubman Institute to offer six new scholar grants
The institute is accepting applications through Dec. 1 for its flagshop Taubman Scholar grant program, which is open to clinician-scientists on the U-M Medical School Faculty. Grants are $150,000 per year for three years.
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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.
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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.
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Fall Visiting Professor Lectures schedule
Distinguished guest speakers include experts in lung, muscle and nerve diseases
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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.