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How does acetaminophen work?

Who hasn’t taken acetaminophen? Known by brand names as Tylenol, Panadol, or just “non-aspirin pain reliever,” we’ve used it to treat our headaches, pains, and fevers. Ubiquitous in medicine cabinets,

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Combined birth control pill linked with increased risk of blood clots in obese women

Obese women who use oral contraceptives containing estrogen and progestin have a 24-fold increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared with non-obese women not using the drugs. Study author Professor

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Talk with your hands? You might think with them too

How do we understand words? Scientists don’t fully understand what happens when a word pops into your brain. A research group led by Professor Shogo Makioka at the Graduate School

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Experimental test promises to predict side-effects and cancer’s return in patients treated with immunotherapy

A single research test has the potential to predict which patients treated with immunotherapies—which harness the immune system to attack cancer cells—are likely to have their cancer recur or have

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Research suggests commonly used prostate cancer treatment rewires engine of prostate tumors

Drugs like enzalutamide that inhibit male hormones from activating the androgen receptor have been used to treat advanced prostate cancer for more than a decade. While successful in most cases,

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What clinical trials can teach us

For decades, researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have been searching for ways to fundamentally change the approach to treating laryngeal cancer and underlying assumptions to improve

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Cost of cancer treatment can impact health of survivors

A significant number of people who have survived cancer are living in poverty, which can have negative effects on their physical and mental health, according to researchers at the Medical

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