Study shows children at risk for mental disorders experience communication breakdown in brain networks supporting attention
May 30, 2014
DETROIT - Attention deficits are central to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, and are thought to precede the presentation of the illnesses. A new study led by Wayne State University School of Medicine resear..
NEW HOPE FOR KIDS WITH HEART DISEASE
May 29, 2014
Children's Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University senior physicians lead groundbreaking research initiatives on pediatric cardiomyopathy at international conference, as more than 60 clinicians a..
Wayne State's Wednesday Farmers Market opens June 4
May 27, 2014
Wayne State University will kick off summer with its weekly Wednesday Farmers Market, offering fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, honey, baked goods and several lunch options.
The market opens June 4 and wi..
Interview Alert - Wayne State astronomy professor available to discuss rare meteor shower
May 22, 2014
A rare meteor shower is expected to light up the night sky Saturday, May 24 as Earth passes through streams of cosmic debris produced by the faint comet 209P/LINEAR. The object crosses into Earth's orbit around the sun approximately ..
Taste Test: Could sense of taste affect length of life?
May 21, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Perhaps one of the keys to good health isn't just what you eat but how you taste it.
Taste buds - yes, the same ones you may blame for that sweet tooth or French fry craving - may in fact have a powerful role in a lon..
Wayne State University Libraries launch new, custom-built digital collections platform
May 20, 2014
The Wayne State University Libraries are preparing for a soft launch of their new, custom-built digital collections platform in late May. The state-of-the art platform will offer much faster loading speeds and access to higher resolution images, ..
Wayne Law art installation to honor Rosa Parks, Judge Damon Keith
May 19, 2014
DETROIT - A striking, color-saturated art installation of 26 wood, fiber and fabric totems will open Tuesday, June 3, at Wayne State University Law School to honor civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and Judge Damon J. Keith.
A Garland of Prai..
MONDAY: Detroit's School of Medicine will graduate 270 new doctors; more than half will stay in Michigan
May 16, 2014
After four years of intense studying and clinical rotations in and around Detroit, the 270 men and women who make up the Wayne State University School of Medicine Class of 2014 will earn the title of doctor..
'Make Your Date' campaign aims to ensure every baby born in Detroit has a chance for a healthy start
May 15, 2014
DETROIT , May 15, 2014 -- Detroit's leading health systems, the city of Detroit, Wayne State University and other key partners today launched the Make Your Date campaign, a new initiative designed to help..
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Kenneth Honn receives award
May 14, 2014
Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. resident Kenneth Honn, Ph.D., is this year's recipient of The Lawrence M. Weiner Award honoring the outstanding contributions made by non-M.D. alumni of Wayne State University's School of Medicine. The award is based on..
Wayne State University's technology commercialization operations grows by two
May 14, 2014
DETROIT -- Wayne State University's Technology Commercialization Office welcomed John C. Shallman as senior director of licensing, and Kenneth Massey as senior director of venture development on May 13.
With over 24 years of diverse experie..
Wayne Law's bar passage rate jumps 6 points to 76 percent
May 13, 2014
DETROIT - Wayne State University Law School's state bar exam passage rate continues to climb, with 76 percent of graduates who took the exam in February passing.
The rate is before appeals, so it could be higher once decisions on appeals are ..
Grape skin extract may soon be answer to treating diabetes
May 8, 2014
DETROIT -- The diabetes rate in the United States nearly doubled in the past 10 years. Approximately 26 million Americans are now classified as diabetic, stressing an urgent need for safe and effective complementary strategies to enhance the exis..
Students find unique opportunities for big data research at College of Engineering
May 7, 2014
DETROIT (May 7, 2014) - As the Wayne State University College of Engineering ramps up its big data efforts, its students are finding unique opportunities to conduct research in this growing field. Two of those students are Itauma Itauma, a comput..
Breakthrough NIH study will have major implications for treating pediatric UTIs
May 6, 2014
New findings by the Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Chief of Pediatric Nephrology and Wayne State University School of Medicine Pediatrics Professor Dr. Tej K. Mattoo and a national te..
American Academy of Pediatrics selects Troy resident Dr. Prashant Mahajan to lead its emergency medicine committee
May 6, 2014
Prashant Mahajan, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has been elected chair-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Executive Committee of the Section of Em..
Wayne State University receives nearly $2 million NIH grant to explore gene expression during early development and its impact on health in adulthood
May 2, 2014
DETROIT -- A team of researchers at Wayne State University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Pittsburgh was recently awarded nearly $2 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the Nation..
Solid economic growth for region continues according to Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index
May 1, 2014
DETROIT-- The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for April is 53.6. Though that's down slightly from 55.0 in March, it is still indicative of an expanding economy. A PMI value above 50 generally suggests economic growth.
Fetal imaging breakthrough developed at WSU could expose earliest origins of neural diseases
May 1, 2014
DETROIT - An unprecedented method for measuring functional connections in the human fetal brain developed at the Wayne State University School of Medicine could open a window into how the brain becomes "wired-up" at the beginning of life. Applicat..