The University of Michigan Health Center (UMHC) was organized in 1997. UMHC origin goes back to 1850 with the establishment of the University of Michigan Medical School Today, the meg-health center is devoted to complex medical research in all areas of human conditions. Including, heart research, pharmacology, an eye institute, pediatric care and numerous other fields of scientific inquiry.
'Sharenting' trends: Do parents share too much about kids on social media?
Some of social media's greatest stars aren't even old enough to tweet: Pictures of kids playing dress up, having meltdowns and even in the bathtub adorn Facebook walls. Diaper-donning toddlers dancing to the likes of Beyonce ...
Could gut bacteria that help us digest beer and bread fight disease, too?
Bacteria that have evolved to help us digest the yeast that give beer and bread their bubbles could support the development of new treatments to help people fight off yeast infections and autoimmune diseases such as Crohn's ...
Taste test: Could sense of taste affect length of life?
Perhaps one of the keys to good health isn't just what you eat but how you taste it. Taste buds – yes, the same ones you may blame for that sweet tooth or French fry craving – may in fact have a powerful role in a long ...
A civil war inside our cells: Scientists show how our bodies fight off 'jumping genes'
There's a civil war going on inside every one of the 37 trillion cells in your body. Now, University of Michigan scientists have uncovered how your cells keep this war from causing too much collateral damage.
Could boosting brain cells' appetites fight disease? New research shows promise
Deep inside the brains of people with dementia and Lou Gehrig's disease, globs of abnormal protein gum up the inner workings of brain cells – dooming them to an early death.
Fruit flies with better sex lives live longer
Sex may in fact be one of the secrets to good health, youth and a longer life – at least for fruit flies – suggests a new University of Michigan study that appears in the journal Science.
The when and where of the Y: Research on Y chromosomes finds new clues about human ancestry
More than 7 billion people live on this planet – members of a single species that originated in one place and migrated all over the Earth over tens of thousands of years.
Resurrecting the so-called 'depression gene'
University of Michigan Health System researchers have found new evidence that our genes help determine our susceptibility to depression.
Stem cells + nanofibers = Promising nerve research
Every week in his clinic at the University of Michigan, neurologist Joseph Corey, M.D., Ph.D., treats patients whose nerves are dying or shrinking due to disease or injury.
Study reveals how fusion protein triggers cancer
What happens when two proteins join together? In this case, they become like a power couple, where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.