1. Gene therapy targets mutation tied to blindness

    Advances yield alternative options for treating a rare, inherited retinal condition, giving new tools to specialists — and genuine hope to patients and families facing vision loss.

  2. From trash talk to legislation

    In 1976, three student activists walked across the state, collecting rubbish and publicizing ‘Proposal A.’ They succeeded in passing a radical initiative to recycle aluminum cans and glass bottles, transformin Michigan’s landscape.

  3. The doctor and Ty Cobb

    Handwritten letters between the greatest Detroit Tiger of all time and his physician, U-M Regent Charles S. Kennedy, reveals a kinder, gentler Cobb than common lore dictates.

  4. ‘Lego guy’ brings STEM to Mott kids

    A custom robotics kit offers distraction and entertainment while teaching tech skills to hospitalized youngsters. Alum John McInerney hopes to scale the program through his Ann Arbor venture, Buildup Mobile.

  5. Your incredible shrinking cortex

    Fretting about brain function as you get older? Fear not, says U-M psychologist Thad Polk. The brain doesn’t take age-related deficits lying down.

  6. Professor Emerita of Organ Marilyn Mason dies at 93

    The internationally acclaimed concert organist served on the SMTD faculty for 67 years, setting a record as the longest-serving faculty member in U-M’s history.