Comments from Meilan Han, associate professor of internal medicine, were featured in an article about a Chinese study suggesting that if chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can be detected early, the drug tiotropium might be able to slow rapid lung deterioration if used in conjunction with standard inhaler therapy.
Laura Lein, professor of social work and anthropology, discussed the emotional and mental impact natural disasters can have on their victims.
"Going off to college, being away from parents, being off on their own, having more flexibility in their daily schedule — that combination, in addition to being with other friends in the same boat, is why we think we see this uptick in marijuana use, as well as alcohol use, during this transition into college," said John Schulenberg, professor of psychology and research professor at the Institute for Social Research and Center for Human Growth and Development.
Joel Slemrod, professor of economics, and business economics and public policy, was quoted in an article about why tax rates on wages are much higher than those on long-term investment returns.
"Our history of human bondage and white supremacy is not restricted to the South. … American slavery had no bounds. It penetrated every corner of this country, materially, economically and ideologically, and the unjust campaign to preserve it is embedded in our built environments, North and South, East and West," wrote Tiya Miles, professor of Afroamerican and African studies, American culture, history and women's studies.
The New York Times
The one-two punch of Harvey and Irma might help change the general public's understanding of how climate change plays into hurricane season, says Arthur Lupia, professor of political science and research professor at the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research.
"Pretty much all of them have the argument that under the Convention Against Torture, their removal would subject them to a high risk of persecution and torture and, therefore, they can't be removed," said Margo Schlanger, professor of law, commenting on the reopening of deportation cases against Iraqi nationals in Detroit immigration court.
The Detroit News
"It's not of course playing the only role. There's natural variability at work. (But) humans are contributing to an ever-increasing degree to wildfires in the West as they emit greenhouse gases and warm the planet and warm the West," said Jonathan Overpeck, dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability.
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A study by Megan Patrick, research associate professor at the Institute for Social Research, shows that about 2 percent of American children ages 14-16 drank at least 10 drinks in a row in the last two weeks.
Comments by Richard Harris, associate professor of anesthesiology, were featured in a story about the hidden short-term effects of "placebo" acupuncture.
The Guardian (U.K.)