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November 20, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Scientific papers using old and new knowledge get most attention

An examination of millions of scientific papers and patents reveals works that land in the top 5 percent of the most cited research draw upon a mix of old and new knowledge — significant in a day and age when the number of new publications is increasing dramatically, a University of Michigan researcher says.

April 17, 2017

UROP event celebrates a year of faculty, student research

When 1,300 students and 900 faculty-staff mentors gather Wednesday to show off the work they've been doing together this year, the projects will include research on self-driving cars, police-involved shootings, diagnostics for cancer treatment-related injuries, and a performance piece celebrating U-M's bicentennial by honoring Ann Arbor.

April 7, 2017

Brain scans show dopamine levels fall during migraine attacks

Using PET scans of the brain, University of Michigan researchers showed that dopamine falls and fluctuates at different times during a migraine headache.

This could help scientists better understand dopamine-based therapies for migraines as well as a patient's behavior during an attack.

March 31, 2017

Lasers can detect weapons-grade uranium from afar

A technique for detecting enriched uranium with lasers could help regulators sniff out illicit nuclear activities from as far as a couple of miles away.

It's hard enough to identify nuclear materials when you can directly scan a suspicious suitcase or shipping container. But if you can't get close?

March 31, 2017

Twisted semiconductors for future moving holograms

A smartphone display that can produce moving, holographic 3-D images will need to be able to twist the light it emits.

Now, researchers at the University of Michigan and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have discovered a way to mass produce spiral semiconductors that can take that important, light-coiling step.

March 28, 2017

Study finds trust, satisfaction high in consensual open relationships

Monogamy is considered by many to kindle commitment, trust and love, but a new University of Michigan study finds that those in nonmonogamous relationships are just as happy.

Despite the stigma, heterosexuals in consensual open relationships report high levels of satisfaction and trust, as well as low levels of jealousy. 

March 28, 2017

IRWG announces 26 research awards for graduate students

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies have awarded funding to graduate students for wide-ranging projects related to women, gender and sexuality.

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