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March 17, 2023

Altered Gene Expression Found in Obese Brains

Published in iScience , a team from the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies used single-cell RNA sequencing to look at gene expression of microglia in the hippocampus that was inflamed due to obesity. These results further position microglia as a potential therapy target to preserve brain health when obesity is present.

March 14, 2023

Meet Our Statisticians

In honor of the International Day of Mathematics, hear from the NeuroNetwork's statisticians as they share how they came to love math, use it in their work, and apply it to everyday life.

March 13, 2023

A Neuropathy + Gut Connection

Kai Guo, Ph.D., lead a study published in Microbiome , that looked at changes in the microbiome (gut) in relation to a high-fat diet and neuropathy in hopes of finding a new therapeutic target for peripheral neuropathy. Currently, there are no effective treatments.

March 6, 2023

Tauber Family Extends Important Internship Program

For a decade, Joel Tauber and his wife Shelley, have sponsored a student internship program in Dr. Eva Feldman’s lab. Inspired by Tauber's learned wisdom in business, the program preparinsstudents to lead the next generation of medical research.

March 5, 2023

Report from India: New Insights into Diabetic Complications and Treatment

NeuroNetwork leadership traveled 8,000 miles to partner with Indian colleagues, led by Dr. Vijay Viswanathan of M.V. Hospital for Diabetes in Chennai, to understand what is driving a surge in diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and complications of obesity in their country and to collaborate on healthier outcomes.

March 3, 2023

A Florida Report on Brain Health

An invitation from the U-M Alumni Club of Southwest Florida offered the perfect opportunity for Dr. Eva Feldman to share recent research about how to enhance the well-being of the human brain.

March 1, 2023

VOTE! It's March Madness, Science Style!

A study that Dr. Eva Feldman contributed to was chosen for the Stat Madness tournament, braketology science style. We need you to vote by Tuesday, March 7 to make it to the next round. Published in Diabetes, Care, the paper sheds light on why people with diabetes make up 40% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

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February 1, 2023

Making Music With His Own Eyes

Michigan Medicine's Health Lab blog shares the inspiring story of how a Pranger ALS Clinic patient's ingenuity has allowed him to continue doing what he loves despite an ALS diagnosis.

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January 18, 2023

PNS Members, Dr. Eid Needs Your Vote

Stephanie Eid, Ph.D., has been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the Peripheral Nerve Society (PNS). An appointment to the board of this international society hinges on votes from its membership.

January 16, 2023

New Study Links A High Fat Diet to Neurologic Disease

Michigan Medicine's Health Lab blog covered research led by Edith Briskin Emerging Scholar Sarah Elzinga, Ph.D., that support a specific immune pathway as a bridge between diet & neurologic disease. These findings were published in Frontiers in Immunology .

January 3, 2023

TIME Magazine Special Edition Features Dr. Eva Feldman

In December, TIME published its special edition"The Future of Medicine." Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., was interviewed for and opens an article about Alzheimer's disease, entitled "The Alzheimer;s Grind."

December 6, 2022

Study Finds Latest Neuro Meds Have Low Usage By Doctors

Michigan Medicine's Health Lab blog sat down with Brian Callaghan, M.D., M.S., who led a team that discovered that high costs and similar effectiveness (to current medications) have led doctors to choose to not utilize the latest neurologic drug therapies.