U-M's Kellogg Center soon to offer "bionic eye"
A retinal implant dubbed a "bionic eye" soon will be available to patients at the University of Michigan's Kellogg Eye Center.
Intended for patients with late stage retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that causes vision loss, the device is inserted in one eye, and the patient wears special glasses with a camera that captures the images and converts them into electrical impulses. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the implants, and U-M's Kellogg center will be one of only 13 locations nationwide to offer the device.
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10 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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ALS Association Michigan Chapter honors institute
Founder A. Alfred Taubman and Director Dr. Eva Feldman to receive inaugural award at April 3 gala
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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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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.
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.