A pilot program at the University of Michigan will regularly bring together researchers with complementary expertise from different universities to collaborate on advancing research that may lead to a better understanding of the human brain and diseases that affect it.
Despite greater coverage of driverless technology advancements the past couple of years, most Americans still prefer to drive themselves — at least partially, say University of Michigan researchers.
University of Michigan developmental psychologist Alison Miller has devoted much of her professional life to investigating health risks in young children and educating parents on how to circumvent and overcome long-lasting health and behavioral issues.
White preschoolers often believe a person's race can change over time. In fact, these 5- to 6-year-olds may think they can grow up to become a black adult, according to a new University of Michigan study.
The world's largest primary pay-for-performance program designed to improve patient health care and outcomes has failed to save additional lives, says a University of Michigan researcher.
The discovery of stone tools found in a Florida river show that humans settled the southeastern United States far earlier than previously believed — perhaps by as much as 1,500 years, according to a team of scientists that includes a University of Michigan paleontologist.
White House officials made a big announcement Friday about some very tiny creatures — the microbes that live inside our bodies and throughout our environment.
When applying for a job or to college, women seek positions with fewer applicants than men, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Young African-American women who live in fear of the violence in their neighborhoods are more likely to become obese when they reach their 20s and 30s, new research from the University of Michigan shows.
Checking email for work. Posting a photo to Facebook. Texting the kids to come downstairs. Sending a quick snap to a friend. People of all ages might use their smartphones in these ways during shared meals.
A $900,000 funding award to the School of Public Health will allow researchers to develop methods to analyze treatment evidence that could make a difference in the lives of the 25 million to 30 million Americans living with rare diseases.
The funding comes from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
A pioneering study of worldwide sleep patterns combines math modeling, mobile apps and big data to parse the roles society and biology each play in setting sleep schedules.
Changes to a federal program to add incentive payments to hospitals that controlled spending have resulted in some poor performers receiving bonuses through a plan originally designed to improve quality, University of Michigan researchers have found.
An analysis of 50 years of research showed no evidence that spanking does any good for children; instead, it increases their risk of detrimental outcomes.
Children who are spanked may become aggressive — not compassionate or caring, which is often the case when mothers use affection or guidance to correct a misbehavior, a new study found.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the monsoon season fast approaching, the landslide risk in Nepal remains high a year after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, according to a University of Michigan-led research team.