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Posts Tagged ‘research’

U-M Researcher Dr. Eva Feldman Announces $1.5 Million Grant

The University of Michigan Program for Neurology Research & Discovery (PNR&D) has received a $1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as announced by Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., director of the PNR&D on Wednesday (November 21). The three-year grant supports research into environmental risk factors for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),…

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Tony Pan in a research lab at the Weizmann Institute this past summer

Stepping Stone

Detroit philanthropists support budding scientists at Weizmann. Kate Schmier Special to the Jewish News While many of his peers spent the summer gearing up for college, Tony Pan of Grosse Pointe Farms traveled to Israel to work in a lab at one of the world’s foremost scientific research institutions. Above: Tony Pan in a research lab…

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Wine & Dine

Fundraiser to benefit multiple myeloma research. When Sidney Moss was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2009, the medical outlook was not very good. Treatments were limited at that time for this incurable blood cancer that affects plasma cells. But he underwent a stem cell transplant, followed by drug treatment, that has kept him in remission…

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pink ribbon representing the UPBEAT study for breast cancer

Women Sought For Breast Cancer Study

Beaumont researchers at its hospitals in Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Royal Oak and Troy are seeking women with and without breast cancer for a national research study. Investigators hope to learn more about the effects chemotherapy has on breast cancer patients. The research is known as the UPBEAT study (Understanding and Predicting Breast Cancer Events after…

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"Every Note Played" by Lisa Genova

Book Chat – “Every Note Played”

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease affects the motor neurons to the brain and spinal cord. It is progressive and ultimately leads to loss of speech, the ability to eat and move, and the ability to breathe. In “Every Note Played,” Lisa Genova chronicles the story of Richard, a world-class pianist, who has…

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The Jewish Fund

The Jewish Fund Announces New Grants

At its May 8, 2018, board meeting, the Jewish Fund approved the following 19 grants: Affirmations: $74,768 for the second year of a two-year $149,536 grant to expand the LGBTQ Learning Labs for healthcare professions. Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association: $90,975 for the second year of a three-year, $270,885 grant to achieve national accreditation for its…

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Technion researchers imagine a “sniffphone” that will sample breath to detect cancers.

Detecting Cancer

Above: Technion researchers imagine a “sniffphone” that will sample breath to detect cancers. NoCamels Team [similar id=44108 type=all] [similar id=42330 type=all] Israeli scientists develop new method to detect breast cancer with high accuracy. Israeli scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba announced in April that they have developed…

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Parkinson disease written in a medical form.

Genetic Testing

Using our heritage to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. A neurodegenerative disorder whose cause is unknown, Parkinson’s disease was first described in 1817 as “shaking palsy” by James Parkinson, for whom the condition is named. The onset of symptoms — tremors, slowness and stiffness, walking and balance issues, and a host of non-movement symptoms, including…

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Fighting Pancreatic Cancer

$20 million gift to launch the Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center. Henry Ford Health System announced a new $20 million gift to launch the Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center, which will focus on global collaborations to develop new methods for the early detection of pancreatic cancer — a devastating disease with a 5-year survival rate of only…

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