Press Releases

  1. September 1, 2006
    Older Stem Cells Don't Just Wear Out, They Actively Shut Themselves Down Sept. 1, 2006, ANN ARBOR, Mich.---The natural consequences of growing old include slower wound-healing and a brain that makes fewer new neurons because old tissues have less regenerative capacity. What has not been clear is why. A trio of papers published on-line Sept. 6 in the journal Nature shows that old stem cells don't simply wear out, they actively shut themselves down, probably as a defense against becoming cancerous from genetic defects that accumulate with age.
  2. June 1, 2006
    U-M Biologist Wins Howard Hughes Medical Institute Teaching Grant
  3. May 25, 2006
    Michigan team singles out cancer stem cells for attack
  4. March 18, 2006
    Dr. Sean Morrison Brings Promise and Enthusiasm to U-M Stem Cell Research March 18, 2006, ANN ARBOR, Michigan – “A scientist is like a storyteller,” says Sean Morrison, director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Stem Cell Biology. “It’s exciting to discover a good story and be able to tell people about it.”
  5. February 22, 2006
    Rosenberg and Xu Receive Prestigious Fellowship
  6. October 16, 2005
    Human Genetic Diversity Supports "Out of Africa" Model
  7. April 8, 2005
    2005 Life Sciences Institute/Perrigo Fellows Announced ANN ARBOR, Mich.---The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) of the University of Michigan and the Perrigo Company, a pharmaceutical and nutritional products manufacturer based in Allegan, MI, have awarded summer fellowships to five undergraduate students from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Northern Michigan University.
  8. February 28, 2005
    An abiding affection for UM branches into science Joseph Goldstein met his wife Ellen while they were both studying at the UM law library. "That adds to our affection for UM," said Joe. "I was studying law, and Ellen was studying for an archeology test. We sat across from each other at the same table. Six months later we were married." Joe (JD'72) and Ellen (AB '70, MEd '72), longtime UM contributors, have built a relationship with UM that is all in the family. Their children Laura (AB'96) and Paul (AB '98) are not only alums, but contributors too.
  9. November 8, 2004
    Performance Artist Stelarc Explores Our Prosthetically-Enhanced Future ANN ARBOR, Mich---Cutting-edge Australian artist Stelarc discussed his ongoing investigations into the obsolescence of the human body in a performance entitled Augmented and Avatar Bodies: Muscle Machine, Prosthetic Head and 1/4 Scale Ear at Forum Hall in Palmer Commons on Thursday, December 9, 2004 at the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.
  10. October 18, 2004
    Rowena Matthews elected to Institute of Medicine Life Sciences Institute faculty member Rowena G. Matthews was elected to The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies October 18, 2004 along with 64 other new members, raising the Institute's total active membership to 1,416. Matthews is the G. Robert Greenberg Distinguished University Professor of Biological Chemistry and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She is the second LSI faculty member following David Ginsburg to be named to the Institute of Medicine.