"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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Stem cell symposium set for Sept. 19 in Ann Arbor
Dr. Eva Feldman will be among the speakers at the one-day event, which focuses on cutting-edge developments in stem-cell biology, epigenetics and regneratrive medicine.
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New U-M President visits Taubman Institute
The Institute hosted a fellow clinician-scientist when the University of Michigan’s new president paid a visit to the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building.
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Institute welcomes new gift officer
Maria Muller has been appointed to work with connect donors with funding opportunities at the Taubman Institute.
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Institute symposium set for Oct. 10
The A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute will award the 2014 $100,000 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science at its 7th annual symposium at 10 a.m. on Oct. 10.
Dr. Carl June, a physician-scientist who developed a personalized immunotherapy for leukemia using patients’ own T cells, will receive the honor and deliver the symposium's keynote address.
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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.
Study: Two types of cancer stem cells lead to metastasis
Breast cancer stem cells exist in two different states and each state plays a role in how cancer spreads, according to a new study published by Taubman Senior Scholar Dr. Max Wicha.