2018: News Archive

Therapeutic Assay, courtesy of FFMI
December 18, 2018

Three projects selected for funding from a highly competitive field

Michigan Drug Discovery logo
December 5, 2018

In a reflection of the changing landscape for academic drug discovery at the University of Michigan, the Center for the Discovery of New Medicines will now be known as Michigan Drug Discovery. Along with the change in name, comes a shift in direction, scope and emphasis.

 

light-activated photocatalysts
November 21, 2018

University of Michigan researchers have developed a new building block that can serve as a safer alternative for the development of new medicines.

Coral Reef
October 30, 2018

Expansion of natural products drug discovery and building a drug repurposing library among $45 million in projects funded by the U-M Biosciences Initiative.

Hand on Scale
August 28, 2018

A new study in mice finds that absence of a regulatory brain protein could hold the key to stimulating healthy weight loss.

Michigan Drug Discovery logo
July 24, 2018

The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded early-stage funding for six new drug discovery projects by faculty from across U-M.

The Rogels
July 2, 2018

The Association of American Cancer Institutes has established the Champion for Cures Award to recognize individuals who demonstrate significant leadership in supporting efforts to cure cancer and in inspiring others to do the same. The inaugural award will be presented to Richard and Susan Rogel, in recognition of their generous gift to the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, which was renamed in their honor.

Sofia Merajver at Shark Tank-style event
May 21, 2018

A new drug in development using a dual inhibitor technology for Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), the only subset of breast cancers that doesn’t have an FDA-approved targeted therapy, was chosen by a panel of investors as the winning project at Fast Forward Medical Innovation’s 2018 Biomedical Innovation Cup on May 16.

Michigan Drug Discovery logo
February 5, 2018

The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded early-stage funding for seven new drug discovery projects by faculty from across U-M.

Structural biology image
January 30, 2018

Cancerous cells often activate telomerase, causing the cells to divide ceaselessly, a hallmark of cancer. University of Michigan researchers have identified a region on a protein called TPP1 that binds this enzyme, which could provide a target for anticancer drugs.