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November 1, 2013

Global warming led to dwarfism in mammals — twice

Mammal body size decreased significantly during at least two ancient global warming events, a new finding that suggests a similar outcome is possible in response to human-caused climate change, according to a University of Michigan paleontologist and his colleagues.

October 28, 2013

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News from other Michigan public universities and U-M peer institutions across the nation.

October 25, 2013

Exploiters and empathic people can both read others’ emotions

People should not assume that someone who can easily read their feelings always has their best interests at heart.

Although good emotion recognition skills might seem like concern and empathy, some people might use these skills to manipulate others, a new University of Michigan study suggests.

October 25, 2013

Alpena sanctuary holds huge untapped economic potential, study finds

The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena is a unique natural marine environment and historic ship graveyard with the potential to be a major tourism and new business driver in northeastern Michigan, according to University of Michigan researchers.

October 18, 2013

U-M Library celebrates Open Access Week

The University of Michigan Library is celebrating the sixth annual Open Access Week beginning Oct. 21 with a lineup of workshops and events highlighting university projects, research, and policies that allow the public to access and reuse the results of scholarly research.

October 17, 2013

Brain releases natural painkillers during social rejection, U-M study finds

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” goes the playground rhyme that’s supposed to help children endure taunts from classmates. But a new study suggests that there’s more going on inside our brains when someone snubs us — and that the brain may have its own way of easing social pain.

October 17, 2013

Massive DNA study points to new heart drug targets

A global hunt for genes that influence heart disease risk has uncovered 157 changes in human DNA that alter the levels of cholesterol and other blood fats — a discovery that could lead to new medications.

October 17, 2013

U-M study: Will health insurance expansion cut ER use?

As the nation’s health care system prepares for uninsured Americans to gain health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a question hangs over crowded hospital emergency departments: Will the newly insured make fewer ER visits than they do today?

October 16, 2013

U-M professor to discuss 'cravings' research with the Dalai Lama

In his exiled India home, the Dalai Lama of Tibet this month will pick University of Michigan researcher Kent Berridge's brain about cravings.

Berridge, the James Olds Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, says he's honored to discuss his findings on how the brain's large "wanting" systems cause intense craving.

October 14, 2013

Landmark U-M effort measures sustainability culture on campus

Most University of Michigan faculty, students and staff say they are committed to sustainability, but new survey results indicate significant room for improvement in sustainability behaviors, awareness, engagement and accountability.

October 17, 2013

Women and minority corporate directors lack mentoring

As more women and minorities were welcomed on corporate boards of directors in recent decades, few have attained elite inner circle status that comes from serving on multiple boards.

The reason is simple, according to research from James Westphal, professor of strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

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