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U-M develops a potential ‘game changer’ for pathologists

Ulysses Balis, M.D., clicks a mouse to identify a helicopter in a satellite photo of Baghdad, Iraq. With another click, an algorithm that he and his team designed picks out three more choppers without highlighting any of the buildings, streets, tree...

Depression symptoms increase over time for addiction-prone women

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Unlike alcohol abuse problems and antisocial behavior, depression doesn't decline with age in addiction-prone women in their 30s and 40s -- it continues to increase, a new study led by University of Michigan Health System rese...

Peer support offers promise for reducing depression symptoms

Peer support offers promise as an effective, low-cost tool for fighting depression, a new study by the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan Health System finds. Programs in which patients and volunteers share information were ...

Web-based curriculum improves surgical residents’ knowledge of health care business

CHICAGO (January 6, 2011) -- According to a report published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, surgery residents improved their knowledge of health care business concepts and principles with the use of a Web-...

New test announced for major killer of lung transplant patients

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A lung transplant can mean a new chance at life. But many who receive one develop a debilitating, fatal condition that causes scar tissue to build up in the lungs and chokes off the ability to breathe. University of Michigan ...

New test announced for major killer of lung transplant patients

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A lung transplant can mean a new chance at life. But many who receive one develop a debilitating, fatal condition that causes scar tissue to build up in the lungs and chokes off the ability to breathe. University of Michigan ...

Researchers track the impacts of depression during pregnancy

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The cocktail of hormones cascading through depressed mothers' bodies may play an important role in the development of their unborn children's brains. A higher level of depression in mothers during pregnancy was associated wit...

Anesthetic gases heats climate as much as 1 million cars

When doctors want their patients asleep during surgery they gently turn the gas tap. But Anaesthetic gasses have a global warming potential as high as a refrigerant that is on its way to being banned in the EU. Yet there is no obligation to repo...

Assessment tool predicts blood clot risk after plastic surgery

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Patients undergoing plastic or reconstructive surgery should receive a risk assessment before their procedure to predict whether they'll develop potentially fatal blood clots in the legs or lungs, according to research at the Univ...

New indicator found for rapidly progressing form of deadly lung disease

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is not much better than a death sentence, given a survival rate averaging 4 to 6 years as the disease robs its victim of the ability to breathe. But researchers at the University of...

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