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March 18, 2018

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March 8, 2018

Hedvig Andersson, research fellow in internal medicine, and Hitinder Gurm, professor of internal medicine, say that extreme fluctuations in daily temperatures can lead to an increased number of heart attacks — much like smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and lack of exercise.

Popular Science

March 7, 2018

Mary Gallagher, professor of political science and director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, says that Chinese President Xi Jinping's "indefinite term threatens the return to one-man rule, at the cost of one-party rule."

The New York Times

March 7, 2018

Marina Whitman, professor emerita of business administration, and public policy, was interviewed about what is driving the ethos of the modern corporation and whether good companies with a conscience are making a comeback.

Michigan Radio's "Stateside"

March 7, 2018

Jim Diana, professor of sustainability and environment and director of Michigan Sea Grant, was quoted in an article about the federal budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 that calls for defunding the College Sea Grant Program for the second straight year.

Great Lakes Echo

March 6, 2018

Jenna Bednar, professor of political science and research professor at the Center for Political Studies, was interviewed for a story about how the debate over gun control could play out in Michigan's gubernatorial race.

ABC News

March 6, 2018

Research by Matthew Davis, assistant professor of nursing, reveals that doctors, physician assistants and chiropractors tend to practice in more affluent areas with already high life expectancy, while nurse practitioners tend to treat patients in lower income areas with low life expectancy.

U.S. News & World Report

March 6, 2018

In the early stages of anesthesia, when a person is slipping into unconsciousness, each region of the brain communicates within its own boundaries more readily, but as a person slips deeper into unconsciousness, that confined communication falls apart, say George Mashour, professor of anesthesiology and neurosurgery and director of the Center for Consciousness Science, and Anthony Hudetz, professor of anesthesiology and scientific director of the Center for Consciousness Science.


March 5, 2018

Colleen Seifert, professor of psychology, was quoted in a story about how the removal of online content fuels the spread of conspiracy theories in the aftermath of mass shootings.

The Guardian (U.K.)

March 5, 2018

"We're going to be able to interact with our own personal finances where we just get insights. We're going to ask questions like, what am I doing in terms of my Amazon spending and how's it changing?" said Jason Mars, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science.


March 5, 2018

Comments by Katherine Freese, professor of physics, were featured in an article about Australian astronomers who glimpsed the cosmic dawn — the moment billions of years ago when the universe's first stars began to shine — providing surprising evidence that particles of dark matter may be much lighter than physicists thought.