October 7, 2009 – $1.2 Million Gift Establishes Mark S. Kahn Family Medical Innovation Fund at U-M MICPosted on October 9th, 2009 No comments
The U-M Medical Innovation Center (MIC) is pleased to announce the creation of the Mark S. Kahn Family Medical Innovation Fund. The new $1.2 million fund will support leading edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship at the MIC.
Posted on October 8th, 2009 No comments
Irving Feller was in the middle of his residency in the 1950s when two young patients were admitted to the University of Michigan Hospital with relatively minor burns.
Days later, both were dead.
“Burn treatment wasn’t popular. The mortality rate was very high, and the patients took a lot of time to heal,” Feller said.
Posted on October 6th, 2009 No comments
Scientists from the Universities of Michigan and Minnesota show in a research report published online in the FASEB Journal that gene therapy may be used to improve an ailing heart’s ability to contract properly. In addition to showing gene therapy’s potential for reversing the course of heart failure, it also offers a tantalizing glimpse of a day when “closed heart surgery” via gene therapy is as commonly prescribed as today’s cocktail of drugs. Read entire article.