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September 21, 2018

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May 1, 2018

Six research projects explore optimal performance and health

Research teams from across campus will share $800,000 in awards to explore projects ranging from elderly mobility and athlete hydration to wearable sensors and concussion diagnosis.

The University of Michigan Exercise and Sport Science Initiative awarded funding to six teams as part of its second round of pilot grants.

April 13, 2018

'Everything-repellent' coating could kidproof phones, homes

In an advance that could grime-proof phone screens, countertops, camera lenses and countless other everyday items, a materials science researcher at the University of Michigan has demonstrated a smooth, durable, clear coating that swiftly sheds water, oils, alcohols and, yes, peanut butter.

April 13, 2018

Scientists discover a role for 'junk' DNA

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have determined how satellite DNA, considered to be "junk DNA," plays a crucial role in holding the genome together.

April 10, 2018

Study suggests people should get moving to get happier

Physical activity has long been known to reduce depression and anxiety, and is commonly prescribed to prevent or cure negative mental health conditions.

However, less is known about the impact of physical activity on positive mental health conditions, such as happiness and contentment.

March 27, 2018

U-M working to improve transit, ease poverty in Benton Harbor

Kenneth Gavin's memories of Benton Harbor in the 1970s include the good and the bad — particularly, the fond 1978 recollection of joining the church he would one day pastor.

They also include something more ominous: the opening of The Orchards Mall in Benton Township just a year later.

March 15, 2018

Eating disorders underdiagnosed, untreated in men, minorities

When we think about eating disorders, what comes to mind most often are underweight white females. But this stereotype is causing a great number of males and people of color to miss out on getting proper health care, say University of Michigan researchers.

March 1, 2018

U-M signs agreement for reconstructive surgery technology

A new surgical device developed at the University of Michigan could make it quicker and easier to connect arteries in complicated procedures such as reconstructing a breast after a mastectomy, or a severely injured leg after a car accident.

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