In a clinical trial, researchers did what might seem like a recipe for disaster: administer tiny daily doses of peanut protein powder to patients with peanut allergies. Far from a catastrophe, the results could give new hope to the millions who are highly allergic to peanuts.
High school students can make a major impact on their schoolmates’ understanding of depression, and their attitudes about seeking help for themselves or others, according to a new study from the U-M Depression Center.
Millions of Americans hear ringing in their ears – a condition called tinnitus – and new research shows an experimental device could help quiet the phantom sounds by targeting unruly nerve activity in the brain.
Two grants totaling $18.3 million from the NIH will allow a School of Dentistry professor to expand research into predicting caries risk in young children and assessing the efficacy of a new treatment.
The HomeLab, housed within the U-M BioSocial Methods Collaborative, looks and feels like a complete apartment. But unlike a home, the lab is outfitted with technology that allows researchers to observe how people live their lives.
“It’s the most talked about pain kids experience, even more so than post-op surgical pain.” Julie Piazza, a certified child life specialist, is referring to needlestick pain from pediatric blood draws. As project manager for patient and family-centered care at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, she has observed anxiety at both ends of the needle.
As part of the recent Association for Clinical and Translation Science (ACTS) Conference in Washington DC, in partnership with the Coalition for Clinical and Translational Science, two representatives from MICHR participated in Capitol Hill Advocacy Day.
Several MICHR faculty and staff members have published three articles about Good Clinical Practice. The articles, which were the result of MICHR’s work on a CTSA-wide initiative on clinical trials training, were published in the January issue of Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.