Taubman Institute Emerging Scholar hosting AD researcher at Neurology/Neuroscience seminar

Emerging Scholar Sami Barmada, MD, PhD, has invited Dena Dubal, MD, PhD, to speak at Michigan Medicine’s Neurology/Neuroscience seminar Friday, September 25 at Noon-1 pm via Zoom. Dr. Dubal’s presentation is titled, “Mechanisms of Sex Bias in Alzheimer’s Disease: X Marks the Spot.” Whether sex chromosomes contribute to sex difference in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is…

Taubman Scholar reviews possible blood test to detect Alzheimer’s

Earlier, less intrusive and less costly tests for Alzheimer’s disease would allow doctors to try intervention therapies earlier in the disorder’s development, in hopes of slowing or curbing progression of the disease. Taubman Scholar Henry Paulson, MD, PhD, was interviewed recently about some new blood tests making the news among dementia researchers. Read what he…

Precision Medicine for Ocular Diseases

Studying and deciphering vision-related diseases is complicated by the delicate structure of the eye itself. While biopsies and samples from many other bodily systems are relatively easily obtained by physicians, collecting the vitreous fluid from within the eye is a more challenging task and often fails. The lack of a standardized process to collect and…

Laboratory research paves the way for a clinical trial to see if an FDA-approved drug used to prevent organ transplant rejection can work against these aggressive brain tumors.

Funding from the Taubman Institute has helped a team of researchers develop a new approach to treating aggressive brain tumors. Daniel Wahl, MD, PhD, a radiation oncologist and researcher at Michigan Medicine, says an existing drug used to prevent organ transplant rejection may make radiation therapy more effective for glioblastoma patients by targeting a critical…

Taubman Institute funds early-detection COVID study that uses wearable devices

Early in the wake of the pandemic as new epidemiological data were emerging, a major concern shared by healthcare workers (HCWs) was the potential to transmit virus without any warning signs. A critical unaddressed issue is whether early detection, especially of infection before obvious symptoms, can prevent “pre-symptomatic transmission” and stop further spread.   Sung…