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Wayne State chemistry professor earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award to examine unusual chemical structures
Will provide outreach programs to women and minorities DETROIT – Wayne State University’s Jennifer Stockdill, Ph.D...
Gov. Rick Snyder's office is in discussions with Wayne State University about an independent inquiry into the possible association between the increased number of Legionella cases observed in Flint
Wayne State receives $1.9 M NIH award to aid in treatment of life-threatening infections caused by antibiotic-resistant enterococci bacteria
DETROIT— Infections caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) bacteria can often be serious and life...
University Research Corridor team wins $2.5 million to improve interactions between parents, teachers and toddlers
Ann Stacks, Ph.D., Wayne State University DETROIT – Researchers from Wayne State University, Michigan State...
Love at first site? Wayne State receives NSF grant to explore impact of online dating
DETROIT – With nearly ninety percent of Americans utilizing the internet, the use of online dating websites has grown...
Wayne State receives $1.4 million NSF grant to prepare next generation of math teachers in Detroit
DETROIT – There is a growing critical need to produce a high quality teaching workforce in elementary and middle school...
$3 million NSF grant to transform STEM teaching approaches at Wayne State University
DETROIT – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $3 million grant to Wayne State University for an...
$2.58 million NIH grant to Wayne State aims to improve type 2 diabetes treatment
DETROIT – Zhengping Yi, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and...
Wayne State dedicates new $93 million biosciences center aimed at eliminating health disparities in Detroit
Wayne State University — Detroit’s public, urban research university — is celebrating the opening of the...
Wayne State's Alexey Petrov named 2015 American Physical Society Fellow
DETROIT – Wayne State University Physics and Astronomy Professor Alexey A. Petrov has been elected a fellow of the...
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics calls for treatment developed at Wayne State to fight worldwide preterm birth
Recommendations to reduce the rates of preterm birth developed at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the...
Wayne State researchers discover evidence that lead exposure in mothers can affect future generations
DETROIT – A team of researchers at Wayne State University have discovered that mothers with high levels of lead in their...
Federal government chooses Wayne State to train social workers, nurses in substance abuse screening
DETROIT – The federal government has awarded Wayne State University nearly $1 million to train social work and nursing...
$5.7 million NIH grant to Wayne State offers new hope for more accurately diagnosing infants with serious infections
DETROIT – Prashant Mahajan, M.D., professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, chief of the Division of Emergency...
WSU scientists discover mechanism for air pollution-induced liver disease
DETROIT - A research team led by Kezhong Zhang, Ph.D., at the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Center for...
Wayne State, Children's Hospital of Michigan researchers to lead study examining brain's role in pediatric mental health disorders
David Rosenberg, M.D., speaks with ABC reporter David Muir about Wayne State's research in pediatric mental health...
Karmanos Cancer Institute/Wayne State University among lead academic centers participating in nationwide NCI MATCH Trial
DETROIT -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, in partnership with Wayne State University School of Medicine, is one of...
Wayne State to lead $4.8 million NIH study that will teach an old drug to maintain its tricks
DETROIT – With the decline of the development of new antibiotics due to the complexity and expense of discovering them...
National policy organization picks WSU's Dr. Patrick Hines for innovation fellowship
DETROIT – The Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization The Aspen Institute has selected Wayne...
WSU's Institute of Gerontology director awarded for elder abuse research
DETROIT – Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, won the Judge...
Wayne State receives $1.9 million NIH grant for enhancing EPC-based cell therapy for vascular diseases
Chunying Li, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and...
Wayne State researching effects of tocotrienols from palm oil in end-stage renal disease patients
DETROIT – End-stage renal disease (ERSD) is the last stage of chronic kidney disease where the kidneys function at under...
Wayne State University receives $1.25 million NIH grant to study diabetes drug's role in reversing preeclampsia
DETROIT – Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology for the Wayne State University School of...
National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds grant to explore new model of MS pathology
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has provided a grant to a Wayne State University School of Medicine professor to...
National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant aims to assure food safety in urban gardens of Detroit
DETROIT – Urban gardens are becoming more commonplace across Detroit and other major urban cities throughout the United...
Detroit researchers help identify a key gene mutation that can trigger lymphoblastic leukemia
After collecting data on a leukemia-affected family for nearly a decade, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical...
Wayne State University engineering professor receives prestigious DOE early career grant
DETROIT – The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science recently announced its selection of 50...
Wayne State research team issued patent for new anesthesia monitoring technology
DETROIT – A team of researchers from Wayne State University was recently issued a U.S. patent (# 8,998,808) on a...
Michigan's University Research Corridor: Talent for a global economy
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (May 28, 2015) – Michigan’s leading research universities are magnets for top-notch talent...
Wayne State professor receives 2015 McDevitt Excellence in Research Award from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
DETROIT – Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D., professor and director of the clinical psychology Ph.D. program in the College of...
Cooling Children After Cardiac Arrest Provides No Significant Benefit
A recent clinical trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and co-authored by the Children’s Hospital of...
First ever paper published by four economists with the same surname includes Wayne State professor
DETROIT – For the first time ever, a team of four economists has published a paper where each author bears the same last...
Wayne State researchers seek to stamp out herpes simplex virus 1
DETROIT – Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), or oral herpes, is a virus that affects more than 70 percent of the...
Wayne State Biochemist Andrew Feig receives Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Award
The Presidents Council of State Universities of Michigan has selected Andrew Feig, biochemist and professor in the Department...
Report shows URC ranked second in Innovation Power Ranking among highly respected research university groups
LANSING—Michigan's University Research Corridor remains competitive with the nation's top university research...
Wayne State researchers seek alternatives for reducing foodborne bacteria in fresh produce with the help of nanoengineering techniques
DETROIT – Nearly half of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. from 1998 through 2008 have been attributed to contaminated...
Wayne State University professor receives grant to improve exercise programs for people with dysferlin-linked muscular dystrophies
DETROIT – The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences today announced that Joseph...
Wayne State start-up receives prestigious Luis Villalobos Award
Zhuo-Hua Pan, Ph.D. and Sean Ainsworth, CEO, RetroSense Therapeutics DETROIT – RetroSense...
Wayne State Arts professor receives prestigious Frankel Institute fellowship
Thanks to research underwritten with internal funding from Wayne State University’s Research Enhancement Program, Jeffrey...
Wayne State study of brain networks shows why children with obsessive-compulsive disorder might not be able to move on
DETROIT – A new study by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine demonstrates that communication...
Multi-Center Pediatric Research Study Targets Cancer with T Cells
DETROIT, Mich., Thursday, March 05, 2015 – Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit...
Lycopene may ward off kidney cancer in older women
DETROIT – A higher intake by postmenopausal women of the natural antioxidant lycopene, found in foods like tomatoes...
NSF CAREER award to Wayne State University aims to determine causes of seismic anisotropy
DETROIT – Wayne State University’s Sarah Jo Brownlee, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in the College of...
Wayne State physics professor receives prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Award
Research to impact understanding of the vesicle transport system of cells and develop summer K-12 physics program for...
Karmanos researchers collaborate with CURES to study environmental links to disease development
Wayne State University researchers exploring new treatment for tinnitus
DETROIT – Tinnitus, a prevalent public health problem that affects millions of people, serves as an alert system that...
New Policy on Required Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research Announced
Wayne State University is committed to complying with the requirements of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the...
Wayne State University researcher designs multilingual instruction materials for worlds largest mall
Housing 1,200 stores, an underwater zoo, a SEGA indoor theme park, an Olympic-size ice rink, a 22-screen Cineplex and the...
First road in Michigan newly designated on National Register of Historic Places; nominated by Wayne State anthropology student
DETROIT—Daniel Harrison, an anthropology graduate student in Wayne State University’s College of Liberal Arts and...
Wayne State University researcher appointed to Great Lakes Science Advisory Board by IJC
DETROIT—Carol Miller, Ph.D., P.E., professor and chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne...
WAYNE COUNTY IS VANGUARD SITE FOR LAUNCH OF NATIONAL CHILDRENS STUDY IN MICHIGAN
Detroit -The Michigan Alliance of the National Children’s Study (MANCS) today announced the launch of the National...
Detroit-based NextCAT Inc. secures $250,000 to commercialize biodiesel technology developed at Wayne State University
DETROIT—January 26, 2011. NextCAT Inc., a Detroit-based company, announced that it has received $250,000 in seed funding...
Speaking the same language means better health care quality, Wayne State University study finds
Hector M. González DETROIT—Wayne State University researchers have found that...
Wayne State University study predicts risk of memory loss in healthy, older adults
John Woodard, Ph.D. DETROIT— The combined results of a genetic blood test and a five-minute functional...
Wayne State University researcher partners with West Virginia University to ease information overload for software developers
Andrian Marcus, Ph.D. Wayne State University Modern technologies, including the...
Wayne State University scientist named AAAS fellow
DETROIT—A Wayne State University faculty member is among the 503 newly elected fellows of the American Association for...
Wayne State University researchers determine quakes effect on mortality and well-being of Port-au-Prince residents - Data collected pre- and post-quake used in UN Post-Disaster Needs Assessment
Photo by Fred W. Baker, III, courtesy of DoD DETROIT—Four months after Michigan researchers conducted...
Wayne State University researcher receives grant to develop text messaging system to aid treatment of hypertension in African Americans
In recent years, cell phones have been used in many sophisticated ways to make daily life easier. Now, one Wayne State...
Wayne State University study shows one third of U.S. babies are obese or at risk for obesity
DETROIT—A study led by Brian Moss of Wayne State University’s School of Social Work reveals that one third of...
Wayne State Universitys McGregor Memorial Conference Center among seven Michigan sites added to National Register of Historic Places
DETROIT— On Jan. 3, 2011, the State Historic Preservation Office announced the addition of seven Michigan sites to the...
WSU researchers capture 25 percent of DOD's Concept Award grants
Alexander Gow Jeffrey Loeb...
WSU researcher awarded $718,000 NSF grant to study mechanism of gene looping
DETROIT—Athar Ansari, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and...
Wayne State University civil engineering faculty members receive Safe Routes to School grant to improve child pedestrian safety
A recent grant awarded to faculty members in Wayne State University’s Transportation Research Group (WSU-TRG) aims to...
Wayne State Universitys Michigan Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science Selects the OnCore Informatics Platform to Support Centralized Clinical Research Operations
MADISON, Wis. (January 3, 2011) – In support of its new Michigan Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science...
Wayne State University offers first U.S. Industrial Engineering doctorate program for working executives
DETROIT—Wayne State University’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering now offers managers and...
Wayne State University researchers paper in Nature reveals how a protein-enzyme interaction provides clues to understanding and managing serious diseases
A partnering between a protein-editing enzyme and its protein cousin helps shape the mechanism underlying infections such as...
Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher receives NIH grant to combat osteoporosis
A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has received a $228,000 national grant to investigate the mechanism of a...
WSU researcher shows husbands work worries are linked to wives higher stress hormones - Happy marriages reduce impact of womens work-related stress
Richard B. Slatcher, Ph.D. DETROIT— With its many pressures, the workplace can be a stress hub...
WSU researcher awarded $1 million NIH grant for cardiovascular disease study
DETROIT—Patrick J. Mueller, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology in Wayne State University’s School of...
Study by Wayne State University researcher reveals eyeblink conditioning may help assess children with fetal alcohol exposure
DETROIT—Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an irreversible disorder in children that affects the learning centers...
URC honored with Catalyst for making Michigan a better place
DEARBORN, Mich. – The University Research Corridor has been awarded the 2010 Catalyst award from Michigan Emerging for...
Wayne State University researcher discovers new molecular target for developing new treatments for cardiomyopathy and heart failure
J.P. Jin, M.D., Ph.D. Mutations that are detrimental to the heart when occurring alone restore heart health...
Wayne State University study reveals rubber-like property of nanoconfined water, ends scientific debate
Peter M. Hoffmann, Ph.D. DETROIT—Identifying water’s behavior when confined at the molecular...
Karmanos Cancer Institute, Josephine Ford Cancer Center and Wayne State University Partner to Address Cancer Disparities in Southeast Michigan - $4 MILLION NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE GRANT SPURS SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN PARTNERS AGAINST CANCER
Terrance Albrecht, Ph.D. DETROIT – Three institutions dedicated to health, innovative science and...
Wayne State University engineering professor receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
DETROIT - Pamela J. VandeVord, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Wayne State University, was among 85...
Wayne State University professor inducted to the National Academy of Kinesiology
Jeff Martin, Ph.D. DETROIT—Jeff Martin, Ph.D., professor of exercise and sport science in Wayne State...
Wayne State Researcher receives nearly $3.4 million from National Institutes of Health to test psychological therapies for fibromyalgia
Mark Lumley, Ph.D. A Wayne State University researcher is investigating whether therapy that focuses on...
Wayne State University study shows teens provide socially acceptable responses even in the face of impending drug testing
DETROIT—A recent study by researchers at Wayne State University showed that both teens and parents substantially...
Wayne State University researcher serves as guest editor of special issue of Journal of Health and Social Behavior - Anniversary issue compiles major insights from 50 years of medical sociology research
A Wayne State University researcher is the senior editor of a special 50th anniversary issue of Journal of Health and Social...
Wayne State University researcher reviews link between frataxin and iron-sulfur clusters - Research offers clues to mechanisms behind childhood-onset disorder, Friedreichs ataxia
DETROIT—Friedreich’s ataxia is a childhood-onset disorder that causes progressive sensory and muscle loss. The...
Wayne State University researcher receives National Science Foundation CAREER award to develop smaller, more predictable computer systems
Detroit - A Wayne State researcher is working to understand how to squeeze the most applications into the smallest, lightest...
Wayne State University professor awarded up to $12.8 million from NIH to address antimicrobial resistance
Keith S. Kaye, M.D., M.P.H. DETROIT—On Oct. 19, 2010, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...
NSF funds WSU researchers educational e-learning project for sustainable design and manufacturing
DETROIT— Kyoung-Yun Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor in Wayne State University’s Department of Industrial and...
Wayne State University researcher identifies possible cause for neurodegenerative Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 4J disorder
DETROIT– A Wayne State University researcher has identified a novel regulatory mechanism that may be the cause behind the...
Detroit-based NextCAT Inc. secures $250,000 from Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund to commercialize biodiesel technology developed at Wayne State Universitys National Biofuels Energy Lab
DETROIT—October 18, 2010. NextCAT Inc., a Detroit-based company, announced that it has received $250,000 in seed funding...
Wayne State University study on combination of routine tests predicts risk of cognitive decline
DETROIT— The combined results of a genetic blood test and a five-minute functional MRI successfully classified more than...
Wayne State University and Childrens Hospital of Michigan to enhance neonatal and pediatric training for nursing students and nurses using new simulation technologies
DETROIT–On Sept. 17, 2010, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $130.8...
Wayne State University researchers ADHD study begins testing phase - Results to help develop better targeted and age-appropriate cognitive and behavioral therapy for ADHD
Jeffrey Stanley, Ph.D. DETROIT— Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects 4.5 million...
Wayne State University professor named American Chemical Society Fellow
Dr. James Rigby DETROIT— James Rigby, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Chemistry at Wayne State...
Study by professors at Wayne State University shows children born to older drinking mothers show significantly more attention deficits
Dr. Lisa M. Chiodo DETROIT— Identifying maternal characteristics that increase the risk of Fetal...
WSU researcher receives more than $1.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue study of congenital abnormality in children
Tej K. Mattoo, M.D. DETROIT—Tej K. Mattoo, M.D., professor and chief of Pediatric Nephrology at Wayne...
Chief of the National Institutes of Healths Perinatology Research Branch at Wayne State University named Crains Detroit Business Health Care Hero
DETROIT—Crain’s Detroit Business announced today its 2010 Health Care Heroes. Roberto Romero, M.D., chief of the...
Wayne State University researcher uncovers measuring technique for conditions of early universe - Milestone could lead to answers to fundamental questions in physics
DETROIT – A Wayne State University researcher has devised a groundbreaking measurement technique that could vastly...
Guy Stern, WSU distinguished professor emeritus, to receive award from the Society for Contemporary American Literature in German
DETROIT — Guy Stern, Ph.D., distinguished professor emeritus at Wayne State University, will receive the Geertje...
WSU medical article named as one of the most significant published in 2009
DETROIT—A study and subsequent article by a Wayne State University School of Medicine professor concerning death rates...
Susan G. Komen for the Cure awards $1.2 million for innovative breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University
Dr. Angelika Burger Dr. Neb Duric...
WSU researcher receives funding to study risk mechanisms among adolescent females who were sexually abused as children
Valerie Simon, Ph.D. DETROIT—A Wayne State University researcher has received an award from the...
WSU researcher receives Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation grant to determine benefits of administering oxygen to end-of-life patients
Margaret L. Campbell DETROIT– Margaret L. Campbell, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor of nursing in the...
Wayne State University wins 2010 Campus Technology Innovators award
DETROIT — On July 19, administrators from Wayne State University’s Computing & Information Technology...
Wayne State University study shows combined behavioral interventions best way to reduce heart disease risk
Detroit — A study led by a Wayne State University researcher shows that combining counseling, extended follow-up with a...
When education is not enough: Wayne State University researcher examines septic system failure, critiques government response
DETROIT — Poorly maintained septic systems result in severely polluted bodies of water and contribute to tens of...
Can Aspirin Prolong a Healthy Life? Wayne State University to test the benefits of aspirin
DETROIT— In an effort to extend the length of a disability-free life for older adults, researchers from Wayne State...
Wayne State University receives $2.6 million National Institutes of Health grant to investigate stress resiliency of Iraqi refugees
DETROIT — A Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher will conduct one of the largest studies ever on stress...
Wayne State University student entrepreneurs pursue their first startup companies with summer program at TechTown
DETROIT – Talking to investors, planning a budget, learning about legal rights – these are just a few of the...
Detroit-based NextCAT Inc. awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to commercialize biodiesel technology developed at Wayne State Universitys National Biofuels Energy Lab
DETROIT—NextCAT Inc., a Detroit-based company, announced today that it has received an award from the National Science...
Wayne State University professor receives prestigious National Institutes of Health training grant - Award will prepare future leaders of endocrine research
DETROIT—Abdul Abou-Samra, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, physiology and molecular genetics in the School of Medicine...
Wayne State University professor receives two distinguished awards for contributions to interdisciplinary research and education
DETROIT— A Wayne State University professor of humanities in the Department of English and member of the WSU Academy of...
Wayne State University researcher recommends dramatic shift in cancer research - New study supports a move from gene to genome-based studies
DETROIT– For decades, cancer has been believed to be caused by a sequential accumulation of common gene mutations, with...
URC reports energy gains; announces three joint symposia
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – Michigan’s University Research Corridor Thursday announced steady progress on recent...
Wayne State faculty member helps Detroit Public School students use theatre to educate peers about nutrition
DETROIT– As public knowledge about healthy food alternatives in Detroit becomes more widespread, one Wayne State faculty...
Wayne State University names Melissa Runge-Morris, M.D., director of the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
DETROIT—The Office of the Vice President for Research at Wayne State University has announced the appointment of Melissa...
Wayne State study links early childhood socioeconomic factors and later life disability
Hector González, Ph.D. Having parents with a low level of education or an absent or deceased father...
Wayne State spinoff SenSound highlighted in national report on economic benefits of federally funded, university-based research
DETROIT - A Wayne State University spinoff company is highlighted in a national report that shows how investment in basic...
TechTown startup wins $200k grant for revolutionary stem cell technology developed by Wayne State University
DETROIT, May 3, 2010— MitoStem, a startup company in TechTown’s SmartStart business accelerator program, has...
Wayne State University study shows humans and elephants took similar evolutionary paths to develop large brains
Morris Goodman Derek Wildman...
Wayne State University researcher receives $1.3 million NIH grant to develop compounds that may inhibit tumor growth
DETROIT– Suppressing an enzyme that promotes tumor growth is the goal of a $1.3 million study led by Wayne State...
Wayne State University ranks among the top universities with the greatest share of women chemistry faculty
DETROIT—Chemical & Engineering News recently released a survey of the number of women chemistry professors at the top...
Wayne State University students selected as finalists in Microsofts U.S. Imagine Cup technology competition - Vote for Michigans only student tech innovation team and follow along as they travel to Washington, D.C., to showcase their project
DETROIT—A student team from Wayne State University has been dreaming up ways to solve the world’s toughest problems...
WSU undergraduate researchers to take 40-hour, cross-country train ride to national conference
DETROIT– A caravan of Wayne State students will make its way to Montana this month to present a wide variety of...
WSU researcher receives National Science Foundation CAREER award to develop tools to help programmers understand and manage large software systems
Increasing the speed and efficiency by which computer programmers manage large amounts of computer code is the goal of a Wayne...
Detroit-based NextCAT Inc. signs an option agreement for Wayne State University biodiesel technology
DETROIT—April 1, 2010. NextCAT Inc., a Detroit-based company, announced today that it has signed an option agreement for...
Wayne State leads first-ever study focused on effects of threat of legal action on pregnant women abusing drugs or alcohol
Studies show that 25 percent to 50 percent of people receiving treatment for substance abuse report some formal pressure to do...
Wayne State University and Karmanos researchers successfully freeze, eradicate breast cancer cells using cryotherapy - Study results show potential for new treatment method
A team of doctors from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University's School of Medicine recently...
Wayne State University and Macomb Community College launch executive advisory committee for electric drive vehicle technology programs funded by DOE-ARRA stimulus
DETROIT—Wayne State University and Macomb Community College recently announced the executive advisory committee for a new...
Twelve-year study by Wayne State faculty shows term limits for Michigan legislators have negatively impacted state - Term limits eliminate expertise, dissolve important checks and balances
DETROIT– State legislators spend less time monitoring state agencies since the introduction of term limits for Michigan...
Michigans research universities start transportation consortium
Transportation research has always been a long-term interest of the University Research Corridor, but now the URC will step up...