medical research http://michiganradio.org en Medical research needs more kids in studies http://michiganradio.org/post/medical-research-needs-more-kids-studies <p>Overall, 44% of parents say they'd allow their child to take part in medical research if the child had the disease being studied.</p><p>Yet only 5% say their child has participated in a medical study. &nbsp;</p><p>That's according to a recent <a href="http://www.mottnpch.org/reports-surveys/medical-research-needs-kids-parents-not-aware-opportunities">National Poll on Children's Health</a> conducted by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15446 at http://michiganradio.org Medical research needs more kids in studies Wayne State awarded $165.9M medical research grant http://michiganradio.org/post/wayne-state-awarded-1659m-medical-research-grant <p>Wayne State University just had their <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130215/NEWS01/302150131/Wayne-State-wins-165-9M-medical-research-grant?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Michigan%20news|s">largest research contract renewed</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>According to<a href="mailto:djesse@freepress.com"> </a>David Jesse's article in the Detroit Free Press, the grant is worth $165.9 million and will cover the next 10 years.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:25:55 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11259 at http://michiganradio.org Wayne State awarded $165.9M medical research grant University of Michigan gets $56 million gift for medical research http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-gets-56-million-gift-medical-research <p>The University of Michigan Medical Research Institute <a href="http://www.uofmhealth.org/News/medical-research-taubman-042011">received a gift</a> of $56 million from A. Alfred Taubman, a real estate developer and philanthropist from Michigan. The funds will be used for stem cell and cancer research.</p><p>U-M President, Mary Sue Coleman, says the money will go toward what is called high-risk research:</p> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 21:46:42 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2179 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan gets $56 million gift for medical research U of M develops new embryonic stem cell lines for medical research http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-develops-new-embryonic-stem-cell-lines-medical-research <p>The University of Michigan has announced it has created new embryonic stem cell lines for medical research.&nbsp; Developing its own stem cell lines has been an important goal of the university&rsquo;s stem cell research center since its inception two years.&nbsp;</p><p>In a written statement,&nbsp;Gary Smith, co-director of the <a href="http://www.umich.edu/stemcell/">U-M Consortium for Stem Cell Therapies</a> and leader of the cell-line derivation project, talked about the importance of this milestone for the consortium:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;All our efforts are finally starting to bear fruit...Creating disease-specific human embryonic stem cell lines has been a central goal of the consortium since it was formed two years ago, and now we&#39;ve passed that milestone.&quot;&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>The stem cell lines carry genes responsible for a type of hemophilia and a neurological disorder. In the future, researchers at the University of Michigan hope to develop additional stem cell lines that will help with research into Huntington&#39;s disease,&nbsp; spinal muscular atrophy and Tay-Sachs. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 14:39:09 +0000 Steve Carmody 1902 at http://michiganradio.org U of M develops new embryonic stem cell lines for medical research