Dopamine levels drop and fluctuate during a migraine headache — a discovery that could lead to better treatment — according to research by Alexandre DaSilva, assistant professor of dentistry, and Kenneth Casey, professor emeritus of neurology and molecular and integrative physiology.
"The fundamental challenge we now face is how to handle a setting where anybody can get their views disseminated without intermediaries to prevent the distribution. Somehow there still has to be some process of collectively coming to some agreement of what we are going to believe and what we think are consensual facts," said Paul Resnick, professor of information, commenting on "fake news."
M.P. Narayanan, professor of finance, and Erik Gordon, clinical assistant professor of business, were quoted in a story about the high-finance battle between General Motors and an influential Wall Street investor who wants to split GM stock into two classes.
"You would have to be very foolish — even if coal became economically competitive in the short term — to make an investment in a 30- or 40-year (plant) because four years from now we may have President Elizabeth Warren and all the environmental regulations are back on," said Mark Barteau, director of the U-M Energy Institute and professor of chemical engineering.
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Research by Terri Conley, associate professor of psychology and women's studies, found that polyamorous relationships function just as well as monogamous ones.
"Trump's attempt to transpose his business experience directly to politics did not fare well. This is to be expected, because the games are different. You cannot play basketball with a tennis strategy. There’s a reason the games of politics and policy are played by professional politicians. Newcomers have a steep learning curve, as the president is discovering," said George Tsebelis, professor of political science.
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Comments by Barry Rabe, professor of public policy and environmental policy, were featured in an article about the Trump administration's planned cuts in environmental monitoring.
"We tend to think of prisoners as people who are all defined by the very worst thing they ever did. We want people to know something else about them, to give a fuller picture of who these people are in their human complexity," said Ashley Lucas, associate professor of theatre and drama and the Residential College, commenting on the Prison Creative Arts Project currently featured on campus.
While drug and alcohol problems are associated with a higher risk of suicide among military veterans, the increased danger is particularly high with opioid abuse, according to a study by Kipling Bohnert, assistant professor of psychiatry.
"One of the last important acts of the Obama administration was to reaffirm more stringent fuel-economy standards … but the recently announced review of those standards by the Trump administration is bad news for the prospects of reducing both transportation emissions and the country’s reliance on fossil fuels," wrote research professor Michael Sivak and project manager Brandon Schoettle of the U-M Transportation Research Institute.
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