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June 23, 2023

Team Travels: Denmark for PNS

A large contingent from the NeuroNetwork lab joined fellow members from around the work for the Peripheral Nerve Society's Annual Meeting, held this year in Copenhagen, Denmark.

a photo of calcium from motor neuron activation by neurotransmitters taken by the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies, Michigan Medicine
June 21, 2023

New Genetic Scoring System for ALS Risk

Michigan Medicine's Health Lab wrote about the study led by Stephen Goutmen, M.D., M.S., which was published in Neurology Genetics, that finds a newly created polygenic scoring system — one that weighs the combined effects of common genetic variants — can improve the ability to predict an individual’s risk of developing ALS.

June 20, 2023

Dr. Eid Wins International Diabetes Research Award

Stephanie Eid, Ph.D., added to her growing accolades with the Peter J. Dyck Award for Diabetes Research by the Peripheral Nerve Society (PNS), one of the most prestigious international awards for early career researchers in the field of neuropathy.

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June 9, 2023

Global REACH Awards Partnership Development Grant to Dementia Research in Zambia

Melissa Elafros, M.D., Ph.D., is the primary investigator for "Establishing the Zambian Cohort of Healthy Aging and Dementia Partnership," which won one of four grants to "launch new meaningful research collaborations between UMMS (University of Michigan Medical School) faculty and counterparts abroad."

a portrait of Stephanie Eid, Ph.D, taken in the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies's lab
May 26, 2023

Neuropathy's New Hope in Genetics

Funded by Michigan Medicine’s own Department of Neurology, a new grant will seek to give diabetic neuropathy patients new hope as it looks into how a particular gene affects the condition.

portrait of Mohamed Noureldein, PhD, in the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies lab
May 23, 2023

NIH Pathway to Independence Award Given for Dementia Research

Postdoctoral Fellow Mohamed Noureldein, Ph.D., never expected to be awarded the NIH K99 "Pathway to Independence" grant on his first try. The NIH saw to give him this rare honor for his research on the effect of metabolic syndrome on dementia. Read our discussion with the young research star.

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May 10, 2023

Clinic Q&A: Nurse & Nerve Center Sandy Lemkin

"Making a Difference." It's true that the incredible team at the Pranger ALS Clinic all greatly impact the lives of patients and their loved ones. However, there is one person who truly stands out as the force behind the scenes that makes patient care possible, and that is Sandy Lemkin, BBA, BSN, RN. We sat down with her in honor of her efforts

May 10, 2023

A Collaboration with the CDC on ALS

Published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology , Pranger ALS Clinic Director Stephen Goutman, M.D., M.S., partnered with members from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ALS Association look into the cause of death of ALS patients to prevent

Figure 1 A from Dr. Eva Feldman's ALS seminar in The Lancet that shows a schematic of upper and lower motor neurons
May 8, 2023

10 Key Facts About ALS

Last year, Dr. Eva Feldman published a seminal ALS seminar in the top academic journal The Lancet. In honor of ALS Awareness Month (May), she pulled out the ten key facts that are important to know. Some even surprise some researchers and clinicians.

May 3, 2023

New Insight Into Obesity’s Effect on Brain Health

Edith Briskin Emerging Scholar Sarah Elzinga, Ph.D., led a team that published findings in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience about an important pathway involved in cognition when placed on a high-fat diet.

May 1, 2023

A Roadmap to ALS Prevention

In "A roadmap to ALS prevention: strategies and priorities" Drs. Eva Feldman and Stephen Goutman joined a group in publishing how it is possible to move toward making ALS a preventable disease in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychology.

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April 20, 2023

Perspectives: Responsible Data Science Gets MIDAS Touch

Evan Reynolds, Ph.D., was part of a very select group of data scientists invited to the annual Future Leaders Summit by the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). This year's theme was "Responsible Data Science and AI," and Dr. Reynolds shared his perspective on the hot-button topic and how it affects his study of diabetes complications

photo of Dr. Eva Feldman speaking at the Diabetic Foot Conference in India
April 17, 2023

U-M CCAS Covers New Research in India

The University of Michigan's Center for South Asian Studies shared the expansion of a research collaboration between Dr. Eva Feldman and Dr. Vijay Viswanathan of the M.V. Hospital for Diabetes in Chennai (India). Together they are laying the groundwork for studying Alzheimer’s disease and AD-related dementias in the Asian country.

April 14, 2023

Diabetes Research Receiving National Media Attention

After Michigan Medicine's Health Lab blog covered new research in Diabetologia by Evan Reynolds, Ph.D., and Brian Callaghan, M.D., Ph.D. only a week ago, a growing number of national media outlets picked up the story.