Press Releases

  1. December 9, 2014
    University of Michigan researchers have discovered the way in which structural features of a critical enzyme found in the cardiovascular system influence its regulation of heart activity. The findings provide new insights into a therapeutic target for treating heart disease.
  2. November 17, 2014
    ANN ARBOR—Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders.
  3. November 6, 2014
    ANN ARBOR – Researchers at the University of Michigan have shown how a single neuron can perform multiple functions in a model organism, illuminating for the first time this fundamental biological mechanism and shedding light on the human brain.
  4. October 29, 2014
    Researchers at the University of Michigan have determined the significance of particular signaling lipids in excitatory and inhibitory pathways of synapse firing in hippocampal neurons. These findings further uncover information about a little-known signaling lipid pathway that unexpectedly plays critical roles in neuronal synapses in humans. These new findings may lead to novel therapeutic methods to treat neurological disorders caused by irregular signaling.
  5. October 27, 2014
    University of Michigan researchers have illuminated steps of the molecular mechanism that increases the overall output of cells during normal brain development. The findings may provide a new strategy for halting the unchecked expansion of cancer stem cells in the brain. 
  6. October 2, 2014
    ANN ARBOR—Researchers at the University of Michigan have described a new approach to discovering potential cancer treatments that requires a fraction of the time needed for more traditional methods. They used the platform to identify a novel antibody that is undergoing further investigation as a potential treatment for breast, ovarian and other cancers.
  7. September 24, 2014
    ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded eight grants, totaling $205,000, to projects investigating new treatments for cancer, infectious disease and heart failure. The support allows U-M researchers to move potential early-stage drug discovery to the next phase of development.
  8. June 22, 2014
    A team of scientists from the University of Michigan, Duke Medicine and Stanford University has determined the underlying architecture of a cellular signaling complex involved in the body's response to stimuli such as light and pain.
  9. June 18, 2014
    Researchers at the University of Michigan have obtained for the first time three-dimensional snapshots of the “assembly line” within microorganisms that naturally produces antibiotics and other drugs. Understanding the complete structure and movement within the molecular factory gives investigators a solid blueprint for redesigning the microbial assembly line to produce novel drugs of high medicinal value.
  10. May 30, 2014
    Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered a key regulator of autophagy, the cellular recycling process involved in many human diseases. The finding illuminates potential new drug targets for cancer, neurodegeneration and other diseases.