national institutes of health http://michiganradio.org en New app listens to bipolar patients, detects mood swings by voice analysis http://michiganradio.org/post/new-app-listens-bipolar-patients-detects-mood-swings-voice-analysis <p></p><p>The National Institute of Mental Health tells us that some 5.7 million American adults struggle with bipolar disorder.&nbsp;</p><p>A critical part of managing the disorder is the ability to sense when the mood swings are about to happen – something the patient isn't aware of – and get that patient to a physician straight away for help.</p><p>A research team at the University of Michigan is working on a smartphone program called PRIORI. It detects mood swings through voice analysis of phone conversations, while still protecting the patient's privacy.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Melvin McInnis is one of the researchers. He's a psychiatrist and a bipolar specialist, and he joined us on Stateside.&nbsp;</p><p><em>*Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:33:06 +0000 Stateside Staff 17797 at http://michiganradio.org New app listens to bipolar patients, detects mood swings by voice analysis Federal grant establishes HIV research center at University of Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-grant-establishes-hiv-research-center-university-michigan <p>A new $21 million grant will establish a Center for HIV RNA Studies at the University of Michigan.</p><p>The National Institutes of Health grant will be distributed over a five-year period and is intended to help researchers better understand the virus on a molecular level.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201210/university-michigan-earns-21-million-grant-study-hiv-virus">the University of Michigan</a>:</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:35:30 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9434 at http://michiganradio.org Federal grant establishes HIV research center at University of Michigan A milestone for the University of Michigan's stem cell program http://michiganradio.org/post/milestone-university-michigans-stem-cell-program <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.taubmaninstitute.org/">stem cell research lab at the University of Michigan</a> has reached a significant milestone.</p><p>A stem cell line developed from a 5 day old human embryo donated to U of M&rsquo;s stem cell program has been certified by the&nbsp;<a href="http://stemcells.nih.gov/">National Institutes of Health. </a>That&rsquo;s significant, because there are only 147 embryonic stem cell lines approved by the NIH. Many of them are old lines with certain drawbacks for researchers.</p><p>Gary Smith is the co-director of the stem cell&nbsp;program.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He says U of M is just one of a handful of universities in the United States making new human embryonic stem cell lines for research. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Any investigator across the United States...or really across the world can utilize those embryonic stem cells,&quot; says Smith,&nbsp;&quot;And&nbsp;in fact (the researchers)&nbsp;can use those embryonic stem cells to submit research&hellip;.or for funds from the National Institutes of Health to do research on those lines.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Smith says U of M plans to submit another 10 stem cell lines for certification. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:32:50 +0000 Steve Carmody 6217 at http://michiganradio.org A milestone for the University of Michigan's stem cell program