"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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11 Taubman Scholars named to "Best Doctors in America" list
They're among 493 U-M physicians to receive the honor from their peers
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New Emerging Scholar named
Scott Tomlins, M.D., an assistant profesor of pathology at U-M, has been designated the A. Alfred Taubman Emerging Scholar
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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