Neurology Research
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Explore & Expand the Science of Neurology

Delve deeper into disorders of the nervous system with world-renowned research programs changing what we know about these diseases and the lives of those affected.

Where Research Changes Lives

The U-M Medical School Department of Neurology research programs span the spectrum of neurosciences. Explore basic studies in the pathogenesis of disease, the identification of conditions, patient-oriented disease phenotype studies, the response to novel treatments, epidemiology and health services research related to neurologic disease.

Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center

We are home to a multi-disciplinary campus-wide effort working toward a better understanding of, and an intervention for, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

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Free sleep clinic addresses disparities in treatment of sleep disorders
New sleep medicine service aims to combat sleep disorders and help reduce poor health outcomes for people without health insurance.
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High out-of-pocket costs hindering treatment of diabetes
According to a Michigan Medicine study, people with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, endure substantial out-of-pocket expenses compared to people without diabetes.
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Lifechanging results for young woman after orange-sized brain tumor removed
Young woman thrives after surgery to remove a pilocytic astrocytoma tumor in her brain.
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The Professional Workforce of People Who Provide Dementia Care
In this episode of Minding Memory, Matt & Donovan speak with Dr. Joanne Spetz, the Brenda and Jeffrey L. Kang Presidential Chair in Healthcare Finance and Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Joanne talks with Matt & Donovan about who makes up the professional workforce of people who provide dementia care and how these individuals play a critical role in the delivery of services. Joanne also discusses how different professional roles interact across setting of care. Lastly, Joanne introduces a new study she is working on with Donovan called the National Dementia Workforce Study (NDWS) that will be surveying a large group of clinicians who provide care for people living with dementia.
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Ketamine helped many severely depressed veterans, study shows
Intravenous (IV) ketamine helped relieve the depression symptoms of half of the veterans who received it at VA hospitals.
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Two genes linked to autism implicated in brain cell connectivity
A new study links two autism-associated genes together for the first time, potentially revealing a mechanism behind brain changes seen in people with autism.