taubman institute http://michiganradio.org en UM Taubman Institute rewards new medical treatments http://michiganradio.org/post/um-taubman-institute-rewards-new-medical-treatments <p>The University of Michigan Taubman Institute is rewarding doctors who turn lab discoveries into medical treatments.</p><p>The first winner may have found a cure for aneurysms in people with Marfan&nbsp;Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. That could, in turn, unlock treatments for more common diseases.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Hal Dietz&nbsp; of Johns Hopkins University used to work with kids with Marfan Syndrome and other inherited diseases that damage blood vessels.&nbsp;But he got so frustrated with how poor the available medications were, he set out to find better ones himself.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 22:36:22 +0000 Kate Wells 8200 at http://michiganradio.org UM Taubman Institute rewards new medical treatments