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May 2, 2016

Climate-adaptation plans long on ideas, short on details, priorities

An analysis of more than 40 climate-adaptation plans from across the U.S. shows that local communities are good at developing strategies to combat the harmful effects of climate change, but often fail to prioritize their goals or to provide implementation details.

April 30, 2016

Study examines surgical skill and weight loss surgery success

Poor surgical skills during bariatric surgery have a quick impact on patients, landing some in emergency departments for bleeding and infection once the operation is over.

But down the road a surgeons’ operating skills did not affect patients’ wellness or weight loss, according to a study in the April 13 issue of JAMA Surgery.

April 30, 2016

Sugar shock: Insulin costs tripled in 10 years, study finds

People with diabetes who rely on insulin have seen the cost of that drug triple in just a decade — even as doctors have prescribed higher doses to drive down their blood sugar levels.

Meanwhile, the cost of other diabetes drugs has stayed about the same or even gone down.

April 29, 2016

One oil field a key culprit in global ethane gas increase

A single U.S. shale oil field is responsible for much of the past decade's increase in global atmospheric levels of ethane, a gas that can damage air quality and impact climate, according to new study led by the University of Michigan.

April 29, 2016

Simulation offers glimpse of how e-cigarettes could impact smoking

As the popularity of electronic cigarettes and calls to regulate them continue to grow, a University of Michigan study may help answer those who wonder what changes might be seen in smoking prevalence if e-cigarette use encourages smokers to quit, or if it becomes a first step toward smoking.

April 29, 2016

Abuse risk lower for teens prescribed stimulant meds early in life

Teens who take prescribed stimulant medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta and methylphenidate within a medical context early in life are at lower risk for developing substance use problems in adolescence, according to a new University of Michigan study.

April 25, 2016

Climate change in Michigan poses emerging public health threat

Changing climate conditions — including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms — represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new report from university researchers and state health officials.

April 22, 2016

New study tests effectiveness of at-home HIV testing for male couples

A new University of Michigan study trial is believed to be the first of its kind to use telemedicine via in-home testing and video counseling to help male couples manage HIV-related issues.

Called Project Nexus, the goal is to test the effectiveness of in-home testing and counseling to improve the lives of gay couples.

April 18, 2016

Stop the growth: U-M researchers take aim at cancer metastasis

Most cancer drugs today work by attacking tumor growth. Researchers at the Life Sciences Institute, however, are taking aim at a different piece of the cancer puzzle — preventing its ability to spread to new parts of the body, known as metastasis, which is the cause of most cancer deaths.

April 7, 2016

University collaborates with Toyota on autonomous vehicle hub

In a step that bolsters the region's strong driverless technology-development ecosystem, the University of Michigan will collaborate with Toyota in the automaker's plan to establish a major autonomous vehicle research base in Ann Arbor.

April 1, 2016

Depression: Men more vulnerable to long-term effects of stress

It's long been believed that women suffer more of the stresses of life, and research has shown that repeated stress can translate into depression.

So it might be logical to conclude that women who experience such stresses would suffer more depressive symptoms than men later in life, right? Wrong.

March 28, 2016

Buckling up helps save others, not just yourself, study shows

If you think that not wearing a seat belt affects only yourself, think again, say researchers at the U-M Transportation Research Institute.

Federal regulations require automakers to meet safety standards that protect drivers and passengers who are not wearing their seat belts.

March 25, 2016

A better 3-D camera with clear, graphene light detectors

A camera that can record 3-D images and video is under development at the University of Michigan, with $1.2 million in funding from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

While other 3-D cameras are currently on the market, the new design should be smaller and able to achieve higher resolutions.

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