“The field of precision oncology continues to evolve with the overarching goal of providing cancer patients with enhanced diagnostic and prognostic capabilities and better treatments. This grant will help us identify new biomarkers and understand their biological roles in cancer progression,” said Arul Chinnaiyan, professor of pathology and urology, who received $6.5 million to identify cancer biomarkers.
The Economic Times (India)
Jerome Nriagu, professor emeritus of environmental health sciences, said regular testing of water for lead and other contaminants is needed in schools statewide, regardless of cost: “It’s absolutely important. These are young children. The cost is quite small compared to the cost of just one child getting exposed.”
“This … is an important legal milestone on sexuality and equality. The next challenges will be ensuring that formal legal rights are translated into substantive equality in everyday life in contemporary India,” said Leela Fernandes, professor of women’s studies and political science, on the Indian Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay sex.
Business Standard (India)
“(Last year) there was a lot of uncertainty for insurers. This year, that’s been tempered a bit,” said Maggie Randolph, a senior research analyst at the Center for Health Care Research and Transformation, regarding data that shows millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get a price cut.
The Detroit News
“We know that growing portion sizes increase consumption, but grossly enlarged portions also cause consumers to face more and more food leftovers. Our research reveals that unconsumed food can exert meaningful influence on people’s perceptions, affect, motivation and important health-related behavior,” said Aradhna Krishna, professor of marketing.
“The continued increase of daily marijuana use among noncollege youth is especially worrisome. The brain is still growing in the early 20s, and the scientific evidence indicates that heavy marijuana use can be detrimental to cognitive functioning and mental health,” said John Schulenberg, professor of psychology and principal investigator of the Monitoring the Future Panel Study at the U-M Institute for Social Research.
Inside Higher Ed
Research by William Elliott III, professor of social work, shows that having any savings account — no matter how small — can change how a child sees their future opportunities, make them more likely to attend college, and create a savings mentality that can lead to wise financial choices as an adult.
“I think Americans are often very concerned when they see leaders with authoritarian tendencies telling their supporters things that are false over and over again and attacking other sources of information. And if that worries you when you see it abroad, it should worry you when you see it here, too,” said Brendan Nyhan, professor of public policy.
National Public Radio
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, senior economist at the U-M Energy Institute, was interviewed about the state of the U.S. auto industry, including changing consumer tastes, tariffs, and autonomous and electric vehicles.
“Wouldn’t it be interesting if our gubernatorial candidates would come up with some kind of college guarantee — you work hard, you get accepted, we’ll help you pay. Wouldn’t that be a nice gift to give to the next generation?” President Mark Schlissel said at the Detroit Economic Club last week.
Crain’s Detroit Business