Press Releases

  1. October 12, 2015
    Pedro Cuatrecasas, M.D., a renowned leader in the pharmaceutical industry and co-chair of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute Scientific Advisory Board, is scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement 2015 on the Ann Arbor campus.
  2. October 6, 2015
    Bacteria naturally adapt to protect themselves from the antibiotics developed to fight them. This has created a race to develop new antibiotics that will continue to be effective against dangerous infections. This week a team of researchers from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, University of Illinois, Chicago, and University of Southern Denmark has identified a resistance mechanism against ketolides, a new type of antibiotics just entering widespread use.
  3. September 1, 2015
    Studies using yeast genetics have provided new, fundamental insights into the cell-division cycle, researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute reported.
  4. July 1, 2015
    When it comes to communicating with each other, some of our cells may be more “old school” than was previously thought. Certain types of stem cells use microscopic, threadlike nanotubes to communicate with neighboring cells, like a landline phone connection, rather than sending a broadcast signal, researchers at University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered.
  5. June 16, 2015
    The Office of the President has released new information on the search for the LSI's next director, which is excerpted below: Today we launched our search to hire a new director of the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan.
  6. May 28, 2015
    Research published May 28 in Cell Reports shows for the first time that the age-old temperature law does not apply equally to adults and developing young.
  7. May 27, 2015
    For decades, scientists have known that ET-743, a compound extracted from the mangrove tunicate — a kind of sea squirt — can kill cancer cells. The drug has been approved for use in patients in Europe and is in clinical trials in the U.S. Scientists suspected the tunicate doesn’t actually make ET-743, but the drug’s precise origins were a mystery.
  8. May 19, 2015
    A class of FDA-approved cancer drugs may be able to prevent problems with brain cell development associated with disorders including Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome, researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have found.
  9. May 19, 2015
    This spring, four MBA students from the Ross School of Business partnered with the University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines to evaluate the current landscape for academic drug discovery, and to propose a strategic road map for the center’s success.
  10. May 7, 2015
    It’s going to be easier for scientists to use roundworms to study diet-sensitive genes thanks to an innovation led by the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute.