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November 8, 2013

Innovation on display at MCubed demo day Nov. 15

More than 200 pilot projects born of bold ideas and unlikely collaborations will be on display next Friday at a symposium to mark the first funding anniversary of MCubed, the university’s one-of-a-kind seed grant experiment.

November 1, 2013

Richer countries have safer roads

Wealthier nations, whose residents own a majority of the world's vehicles, have the lowest roadway fatality rates, say University of Michigan researchers.

October 31, 2013

Newspaper web ads not to blame for print advertising decline

An open question for newspapers as the industry struggles with declining revenues and profits is whether online ads cannibalize print advertising.

Sales representatives at newspapers often worry that the lower-priced online ads steal revenue from the more profitable print ads.

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

Higher ed briefs

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.

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