"If you increase the percentage of alcohol in wine, and people are used to a certain volume, I really doubt that they are going to correct their usual volume based on the increased percentage," said Ana Baylin, associate professor of nutritional sciences, epidemiology, environmental health sciences and global public health, on a tax-cut bill in Congress that could end up increasing the alcohol content of wine.
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Research showing pollution from diesel vehicles globally is more than 50 percent higher than previously thought is "significant because the extent of the problem has been underappreciated, and it's one that too many policymakers prefer to sweep under the rug," said John DeCicco, research professor at the U-M Energy Institute.
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"We need to think about how we transition men into these types of jobs in the new economy while preserving … or shifting their notions of masculinity so that their identity moves seamlessly with them into these new jobs," said Betsey Stevenson, associate professor of public policy and economics, regarding the abundance of jobs in female-dominated industries like health care and education.
Recent studies suggesting that colon cancer patients might improve their chances of survival if they eat nuts, maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly, does not mean that patients can avoid chemotherapy, says Daniel Hayes, professor of medical oncology.
"As soon as security is increased (in one place), it's the balloon effect — you grab one area and the flow goes to another area," said Jason De León, assistant professor of anthropology, who believes that a wall, like the fences that are in place now, won't deter immigrants already risking their lives to cross the border.
Bridgette Carr, clinical professor of law, says a state bill to dismiss charges against individuals forced or coerced into prostitution doesn't go far enough to address the issue of recognizing human trafficking victims as victims: "Unfortunately, in Michigan we haven't made the paradigm shift to recognizing people as victims because of what happened to them."
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"The Trump presidency has punctured many Americans' beliefs about their country's exceptionalism. U.S. democracy is not immune to backsliding. In fact, it now faces a challenge that extends well beyond Trump: sustaining … multiracial democracy," said Robert Mickey, associate professor of political science.
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Thyroid cancer rates are on the rise and so are complications from surgery to treat thyroid cancer, according to a study by Maria Papaleontiou, assistant professor of endocrinology.
"These protests are reinforcing the current political cleavages in the country rather than breaking them down and trying to change the system. … In order for these new social movements to have an effect, they have to find a way to cut across these boundaries," said Michael Heaney, assistant professor of organizational studies and political science.
Research by Terry Smith, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, shows that the experimental drug teprotumumab significantly reduces the eye bulging associated with Graves' disease.