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January 20, 2018

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January 15, 2018

University leads new $32M center to reimagine computer design

As the computing industry struggles to maintain its historically rapid pace of innovation, a new, $32 million center based at the University of Michigan aims to streamline and democratize the design and manufacturing of next-generation computing systems.

January 15, 2018

Study shows children form attitudes about money at young age

The United States is the richest country in the world, yet economists estimate that at least half of Americans won't retire with enough money saved to maintain their current lifestyle.

So, in order to develop interventions to reverse this trend, researchers must understand how people form spending habits, and when.

January 8, 2018

Mcity report considers cyber vulnerabilities of automated vehicles

Instead of taking you home from work, your self-driving car delivers you to a desolate road, where it pulls off on the shoulder and stops.

You call your vehicle to pick you up from a store and instead you get a text message: Send $100 worth of Bitcoin to this account and it'll be right over.

January 8, 2018

Teens exposed to drug use, mental distress at risk for HIV in adulthood

The psychological and social risks that adolescents experience can have a lasting impact on adulthood.

When those risks include drug use, mental distress and exposure to violence, they may engage in unsafe sexual behavior that increases their chance of HIV infection, according to a new longitudinal study by the University of Michigan.

December 12, 2017

Researchers recommend 'pay-for-success' intervention elements

A set of seven recommendations for "pay-for-success" interventions identified by researchers at the University of Michigan can help governments and private investors work together to effectively use this emerging financing model that has bipartisan support.

December 7, 2017

Kelly Sexton named associate vice president for research

Kelly Sexton, an assistant vice chancellor at North Carolina State University, has been named associate vice president for research — technology transfer and innovation partnerships at the University of Michigan.

November 17, 2017

Michigan's economy positioned to withstand NAFTA withdrawal

The Michigan economy, in its ninth year of growth, would likely absorb a negative shock related to a pullout or weakening of the North American Free Trade Agreement fairly well, say University of Michigan economists.

November 17, 2017

3-D cultured cells could drive precision therapy for cancer

Honeycomb-like arrays of tiny, lab-grown cancers could one day help doctors zero in on individualized treatments for ovarian cancer, an unpredictable disease that kills more than 14,000 women each year in the United States alone.

November 16, 2017

U.S. economy grows but no Trump bump yet, U-M economists say

In Donald Trump's first three quarters as president the U.S. economy has averaged a solid 2.4 percent growth rate, still well short of the 4 percent he promised as a candidate and less than the 3 percent his first federal budget proposal assumed.

November 16, 2017

Study says swap all incandescent bulbs, keep CFLs, older LEDs

LED light bulbs are getting cheaper and more energy efficient every year. So, does it make sense to replace less-efficient bulbs with the latest light-emitting diodes now, or should people wait for future improvements and even lower costs?

November 1, 2017

NIH chief discusses research funding trends, role of MCubed

These are exciting times for biomedical research funding, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins told faculty members and students Wednesday at the 2017 MCubed Symposium.

A downward trend in NIH's federal funding that began around 2003 and hit a low point in 2013 has turned around in recent years.

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