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February 6, 2014

Women's equality is good for men's health, research shows

In societies where women are equal to men, males stand a better chance of living longer, a new study shows.

Researchers from the School of Public Health and colleagues found gender differences in mortality rates are higher in more patriarchal societies.

February 4, 2014

$1.3M grant to aid architecture and humanities research

The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and LSA have been awarded $1.3 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a major initiative on the synergies between humanities research and the design of cities.

February 3, 2014

Liver tumors found in mice exposed to BPA

In one of the first studies to show a significant association between BPA and cancer development, University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers have found liver tumors in mice exposed to the chemical via their mothers during gestation and nursing.  

January 31, 2014

How patients make medical decisions

Sooner or later, everyone faces decisions about whether or not to have surgery, take a new medication or have a cancer-screening test. 

January 31, 2014

Florida health care project delivers cost savings, insights for emerging reform models

A Medicaid demonstration program analysis, to measure cost savings of provider service networks in Florida, could give a glimpse into the likely success of Affordable Care Act programs that aim to reduce health care expenditures, according to research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the University of Florida.

January 27, 2014

Analysis shows the War on Poverty lost the political battle

A new University of Michigan analysis challenges the conventional wisdom that President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty failed.

In the decade after Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty," poverty rates plummeted to reach their historic low of about 11 percent in 1973. Poverty rates were 19 percent in 1964.

January 21, 2014

Great Lakes evaporation study seeks to dispel misconceptions

The recent Arctic blast that gripped much of the nation will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows. But the processes responsible for that welcome outcome are not as simple and straightforward as one might think.

January 17, 2014

Bailed-out banks issued riskier loans

Banks that received federal bailout money approved riskier loans and shifted capital toward risky investments, according to a University of Michigan researcher.

January 20, 2014

Scholarship and Creative Work

Ancient sharks reared young in prehistoric river-delta nursery

Like salmon in reverse, long-snouted Bandringa sharks migrated downstream from freshwater swamps to a tropical coastline to spawn 310 million years ago, leaving behind fossil evidence of one of the earliest known shark nurseries.

January 16, 2014

U-M researchers find Facebook memes can evolve like genes

What started as a politically liberal Facebook meme in support of health care reform morphed as it spread across the social network into hundreds of thousands of variations — some just a few words from the original, but others centered on taxes, beer, or "Star Wars" villain Jabba the Hutt.

January 15, 2014

Gift to help Community College Summer Program double enrollment

For more than 25 years, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program in LSA has offered students a chance to participate in high-level research early in their academic careers.

Since 1988 more than 10,000 first and second-year students have worked on research projects with faculty and research scientists across campus.

January 15, 2014

Grant to help Community College Summer Program double enrollment

For more than 25 years, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program in LSA has offered students a chance to participate in high-level research early in their academic careers.

Since 1988 more than 10,000 first and second-year students have worked on research projects with faculty and research scientists across campus.

January 15, 2014

Luck is more important than fantasy sports players think

Fantasy sports players can spend thousands of dollars and certainly that many hours developing sophisticated leagues and playing strategies steeped in analysis and superstition — all for teams that aren't real.

January 13, 2014

Most students are targets of food and beverage marketing at school

Most public elementary, middle and high school students are exposed to some kind of commercial marketing efforts at their schools, designed to increase sales of food and beverages or develop brand recognition and loyalty in order to increase future sales.

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