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.

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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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Neurology Research By the Numbers
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200+
Annual Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
9th
Nationally in Receiving NIH Funding
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Research News
ALS Immune Findings Yield Important Results
A new study by Dr. Benjamin Murdock uncovers important information that will shape therapeutic strategy, diagnosis, and prognosis in ALS.
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News Release
University of Michigan researchers receive Javits Award for work on stroke health disparities in Mexican Americans
Two University of Michigan researchers have received the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for their work on stroke health disparities in Mexican Americans. The $5 million in funding allows the Texas-based research project to reach a 32-year milestone and expand to 35-to-44-year-olds whose incidence of stroke is increasing.
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Health Lab
Neuropathy common, and mostly undiagnosed, among patients in this Michigan city
A research team, led by Michigan Medicine and in partnership with Hurley Medical Center, finds that nearly three-quarters of patients at a clinic in Flint, Mich., a community that is predominantly Black and socioeconomically disadvantaged, had neuropathy — of which 75% was undiagnosed.
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The Fundamentals
Treating Diabetes & Weight: The Ozempic & Wegovy Effect
Today on The Fundamentals, our guest Dr. Martin Myers, Director of the U-M Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute, discusses diabetes research in the context of Ozempic, Wegovy, and other drugs that are changing how people think about weight loss. You can learn more about Dr. Myers here, and you can follow the department of molecular and integrative physiology @UMPhysiology on X.
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The Fundamentals
If they don't give up, how can I give up?
Today on The Fundamentals is Dr. Maria Castro, the R.C. Schneider collegiate professor of neurosurgery, and a professor of cell and developmental biology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her research program aims to develop immunotherapies for primary and metastatic brain cancer, studying basic immune biology mechanisms leading to clinical implementation. She has been inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, the Latin American Academy of Sciences, and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows. She has won numerous awards for her contributions to basic science and cancer research and is a diversity ambassador for the Cancer Biology Graduate Training Program. You can learn more about Dr. Castro here, and you can follow her @castro2355_mg, the Rogel Cancer Center @UMRogelCancer, the department of neurosurgery @umichneuro, Michigan Neurscience Institute @UM_MNI and the department of cell and developmental biology @UMCDB on X
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Research News
Dr. Eva Feldman Wins Prestigious ALS Award
The ALS Association, American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American Brain Foundation awarded the 2024 Sheila Essey Award to Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., at the AAN's annual meeting in April.