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March 30, 2017

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January 30, 2017

Support sought for study of how xenophobia, racism affect students

As the nation grapples with increasing reports of hate crimes against persons of color, and incidents and rhetoric reflecting a fear of immigrants, researchers who study the mental and emotional health of young people are turning to crowdfunding to find out quickly how these events are affecting college students of color.

January 30, 2017

Engaging youth is key to understanding terrorism, researchers say

Engaging with youth involved in or susceptible to violent extremism is key in helping the U.S. government understand — and combat— terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, according to a position paper published in the journal Science.

January 24, 2017

Projects use Big Data to predict diseases, advance genomics analysis

Researchers at the University of Michigan will use Big Data and mobile technology to learn how to predict when individuals will get diseases including depression and hepatitis C, and to unlock the potential of single-cell gene sequencing under three recently funded projects.

January 20, 2017

Research indicates soft skills training boosts productivity

Workers with well-honed soft skills — time and stress management, problem-solving, communication and good teamwork, for example — tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages.

Employer surveys suggest that this set of skills is just as highly demanded as technical know-how.

January 19, 2017

'5-D protein fingerprinting' may give insights into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid.

January 13, 2017

Erasing the gender paradox in corporate America

U.S. business suffers from a gender paradox. Studies show companies with gender parity on boards and in the executive ranks outperform male-dominated ones. Yet, women represent only 9 percent of top management positions and 5 percent of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

December 13, 2016

U-M leads new Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

Moving society to next-generation transportation systems will take more than technology, and a new $2.47 million center led by the University of Michigan will explore the full picture of how communities can best transition to connected and automated vehicles.

December 13, 2016

Teen use of illicit drugs besides marijuana at new low; same for alcohol

Teenagers' use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco declined significantly in 2016 at rates that are at their lowest since the 1990s, a new national study showed.

But University of Michigan researchers cautioned that while these developments are "trending in the right direction," marijuana use remains high for 12th-graders.

November 17, 2016

U-M consumer outlook for 2017 provides mixed signals

Will consumer confidence plunge or will it improve in the wake of Donald Trump's election?

An analysis of consumer sentiment data collected prior to the election provides mixed signals, according to economist Richard Curtin, director of the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

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