Treating ALS with stem cell injections: A clinical trial
Dr. Eva Feldman, a neurologist, researcher and director of the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Research Institute at the University of Michigan, is the principal investigator for a landmark clinical trial involving patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. The FDA-approved trial, which currently is in the safety phase, involves injecting hundreds of thousands of stem cells into the spinal cords of patients with ALS. As Dr. Feldman explains in this video, it is hoped that the stem cells will provide a healthier environment for the patients' own nerve cells, preserving function and improving quality of life.
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.
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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.