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July 16, 2018

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July 10, 2018

A full hospital does not necessarily mean higher infection risk of commonly transferable illnesses, such as C. diff, says Mahshid Abir, assistant professor of emergency medicine: "The theory that infection rates will go up with occupancy, because of staff cutting corners with steps like handwashing, may seem logical but ... it's not as simple as that."


July 10, 2018

"There is no way Trump's tariffs on the EU and China could benefit the U.S. economically. Note these costs to American consumers, workers and businesses occur whether or not there is foreign retaliation against American exports," said Linda Lim, professor emerita of corporate strategy and international business.


July 10, 2018

Research led by Daniel Rabosky, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and assistant curator at the Museum of Zoology, suggests that Arctic and Antarctic waters, not tropical reefs, are "hot spots" for the birth of new species — contrary to much of the previous thinking about evolution. 

CBC (Canada)

June 27, 2018

“Trump is singularly distinctive in the degree of polarization and antipathy he has raised in ways that negatively affect lots of communities at the margins — including native peoples,” said Joseph Gone, professor of psychology and American culture, and director of Native American studies.


June 27, 2018

Manjool Shah, clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, discussed the use of a 1-millimeter stent — the smallest medical device implanted in the human body — in the treatment of glaucoma.

Michigan Radio’s "Stateside"

June 27, 2018

“The term ‘addiction’ is tossed around pretty commonly, like ‘chocoholic’ or saying you're addicted to reality TV. But addiction means an inability to control use “to the point where you're failing at life,” said Ellen Selkie, clinical lecturer in adolescent medicine.

The New York Times / The Associated Press

June 20, 2018

“Even when the sexual harassment entails nothing but sexist insult without any unwanted sexual pursuit, it takes a toll. It's about pushing women out," said Lilia Cortina, professor of psychology and women's studies, who served on a national committee that authored a report on sexual harassment in higher education.

The Associated Press

June 20, 2018

Daniel Cooper, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, believes the U.S. can slash steel and aluminum imports, not by imposing duties but by boosting the reuse and recycling of old metal products: “Making far more of the nation’s discarded steel and aluminum scrap as good as new would have many advantages aside from its diplomatic dividends, such as cutting pollution and energy consumption.”

PBS NewsHour

June 20, 2018

Richard Teague, a research fellow in astronomy, and colleagues discovered three infant planets orbiting a young star 330 light-years from Earth — the first planets to be found using the powerful ALMA telescope in Chile, which is searching for our cosmic origins.


June 13, 2018

“The United States is ritually ripped for not sufficiently appreciating (soccer), but any attempt to elevate its status in the United States threatens the rare and delicious opportunity to defeat, if not abjectly humiliate, the world’s superpower …” wrote Stefan Szymanski, professor of sport management, and Silke-Maria Weineck, professor of German and comparative literature.

The Washington Post