Press Releases

  1. September 14, 2017
    The University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute welcomes structural biologist Melanie Ohi, Ph.D., to its faculty. Ohi joins U-M as a research associate professor at the LSI and an associate professor of cell and developmental biology at the U-M Medical School.
  2. September 14, 2017
    An international team of researchers has discovered how an unlikely protein promotes cell division, even when the cell is treated with drugs to halt the process. The findings, published online September 14 in Current Biology, may have implications for developing more effective chemotherapy drugs. 
  3. September 6, 2017
    To help attract early-career researchers of exceptional promise, the University of Michigan is launching a new, multidisciplinary, postdoctoral research fellowship program: the Michigan Life Sciences Fellows.
  4. August 22, 2017
    ANN ARBOR — A mutation underlying the most common genetic cause of early-onset obesity was long thought to potentially protect patients from heart disease. New research, published August 22 in eLIFE, now shows it may lead to increased susceptibility to certain types of heart failure.
  5. August 17, 2017
    This year the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute’s annual symposium explores the galloping pace of discovery, bringing to campus five pioneers and innovators in different areas of bioscience technology and research. The title of this year’s symposium is “Game Changers: Technologies that are rewriting the future of the life sciences.”
  6. August 15, 2017
    Connectivity between reproductive cells — or germ cells — in males serves as a quality assurance mechanism by making clusters of cells more sensitive to damage, researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have found.
  7. August 7, 2017
    Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have uncovered a network of proteins and long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) working together to push fat cells to become brown.
  8. July 18, 2017
    A single amino-acid variation in a key neuropeptide receptor in whales may help explain why some species of cetaceans evolved sleek, muscular bodies to hunt fish and seals, while others grow to massive sizes by filter-feeding on large volumes of plankton, an international research team has found.
  9. July 13, 2017
    Research led by the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute is shedding new light on long-lasting changes that painful stimuli can exert at the level of a neural circuit — changes that can have a powerful impact on behavior.
  10. July 6, 2017
    The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded funding for five new drug discovery projects by U-M faculty that target cancer, obesity, blood clots and the dangerous side effects of opioid painkillers.