The Precision Medicine World conference is coming up on June 28 - 30 in Silicon Valley, CA. The program features more than 400 speakers, including Gil Omenn. Gil's talk will focus on Data Science for Protogenomics of Cancers and will be given on June 28th at 4:15 PM PST.
Teaching a course next semester? Taubman Health Sciences Library offers a variety of services to help make course materials available to students, including the purchasing of ebooks when available for libraries to license
A group including Tingting Qin, Christopher Lee , Shiting Li ,Peter Orchard, Heming Yao, Hanrui Zhang, Shuze Wang , Snehal Patil, Alan Boyle and Maureen Sartor recently published their work in Genome Biology.
Using large sample sizes from China and the US, the data show that the first year of residency is a stressful time and may lead to a marked increase of depression. Tailoring interventions may be important to develop further improvements to the mental health of training physicians in both the US and China.
We wish Janet the very best as she begins her retirement! Many of Janet's previous colleagues gathered last Thursday to wish her the best. Her 35-year career here at the University of Michigan includes the very early days of our Department.
The link between obesity and illness, particularly type 2 diabetes, is well known. Yet researchers are actively working to understand what it is about fat tissue that leads to metabolic disease. Studies in mice have shown that an increase in immune cells called macrophages in fat tissue causes insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.