Just Breathe: New Device Diagnoses Lung Diseases Using Exhaled Breath

Just Breathe: New Device Diagnoses Lung Diseases Using Exhaled Breath

Breathalyzers have been used for decades to measure the amount of alcohol on breath, but what if they were able to detect illness? Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new point-of-care device that can diagnose life-threatening lung diseases using just a patient’s breath.

A Look Back at 2017

A Look Back at 2017

What an exciting year for MCIRCC and our members! From winning millions of dollars in funding to developing innovative solutions for our critical care patients, we have many achievements to highlight. 
 

ROI on Proposals

ROI on Proposals

Let’s face it, grant writing can be stressful. Because it can be so stressful, wouldn’t you want to make the most of the proposals you put together?

Introducing an Easier Way to Find Funding

Introducing an Easier Way to Find Funding

We know funding is a top priority for MCIRCC members. To make it easier to find new opportunities, our Proposal Development Unit has launched a comprehensive database of critical care opportunities for members.

Operation MCIRCC at Researchpalooza 2017

Operation MCIRCC at Researchpalooza 2017

This year was the most popular Researchpalooza event to date! With more than 4,000 faculty and staff mingling with the 80 biomedical labs and offices across campus, there was plenty of fun to be had!

Valproic Acid for Prolonged Field Care

Valproic Acid for Prolonged Field Care

Most Americans are privileged in that if we suffer a serious injury, we’re able to call an ambulance and be rushed to the necessary level of care. Unfortunately, our troops abroad do not have that luxury. As wars become more dangerous, battlefields become more isolated.

Good Vibrations: Epureanu and Ward win 2018 Coulter Award

Good Vibrations: Epureanu and Ward win 2018 Coulter Award

The journey for intensive care unit (ICU) patients is immensely difficult. Not only do they have to survive their initial injuries or illnesses, they have to overcome surgeries, drug therapies and the risk of infection. During this time, patients are immobilized in bed for prolonged periods and many are attached to mechanical ventilators which assist in their breathing. This immobilization can last for weeks.

Using the Eye as a Window to the Brain

Using the Eye as a Window to the Brain

When first responders are faced with the challenge of caring for a patient with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), whether that be in the Emergency Room, out in the field, or on the front lines, two dilemmas usually come to mind: what is the extent of their initial injury, and are there any secondary injuries underway?