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November 22, 2013

Phthalate exposure linked to preterm birth

The odds of preterm birth for women exposed to a commonly used class of chemicals known as phthalates are increased significantly, according to a new study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

November 21, 2013

Economists: U.S. will add 5 million jobs in next two years

The U.S. economy will continue its steady climb upward over the next two years, U-M economists say.

“Washington inflicted quite a bit of short-term damage to the U.S. economy in 2013,” said Daniil Manaenkov of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics in the Department of Economics.

November 19, 2013

Center to study how technology may help youths with disabilities

A $4.5 million federal grant will allow U-M researchers to study how technology — including apps for smartphones and tablets, cloud devices and a U-M-developed video game — may help young adults with spinal cord dysfunction and neurodevelopmental disabilities improve health and become more independent.

November 15, 2013

Bad boys: Research predicts whether boys will grow out of it

Using the high-tech tools of a new field called neurogenetics and a few simple questions for parents, a University of Michigan researcher is beginning to understand which boys are simply being boys and which may be headed for trouble.

November 11, 2013

Higher ed briefs

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

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.

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