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July 23, 2017


March 24, 2016

Medical marijuana reduces use of opioid pain medications

Patients using medical marijuana to control chronic pain reported a 64 percent reduction in their use of more traditional prescription pain medications known as opioids, a University of Michigan study finds.

March 16, 2016

High-tech bird watching for shape-shifting airplane wings

An international team of engineers and biologists will gain unprecedented insights into how birds fly so efficiently, and then turn that knowledge to building unmanned aircraft with shape-shifting wings.

These planes should be lighter, faster and dramatically more maneuverable than today's stiff-winged aircraft.

March 11, 2016

Gender gap at work reflects political views of boss

Why are some male managers surrounded by a diverse group of subordinates while others only hire other men?

An organization's level of gender inequality may reflect its managers' political ideology, according to a nationwide study of male law partners by University of Michigan professor Seth Carnahan.

March 7, 2016

Students hail research experience on 'real' legal issue

Students who worked on a research project at three different times over five years all had pretty much the same thing to say: tackling a "real life" legal issue was an experience that continues to impact their lives today. 

March 4, 2016

Fuel-efficient cars: Best way to fight climate change

While Americans can do a lot of little things in their daily lives to help reduce carbon emissions, driving a vehicle that gets better gas mileage is by far the best way for an individual to combat climate change, say University of Michigan researchers.

February 23, 2016

Officials in large Michigan cities worried about potential unrest

While local leaders say police forces across Michigan have good overall relations with their communities, those in larger cities worry about the possibility of civil unrest after well-publicized incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore.

February 17, 2016

New anti-biofilm compounds may aid fight against hospital infections

Researchers at the Life Sciences Institute and School of Public Health have discovered a new class of anti-biofilm compounds derived from marine micro-organisms that show promise against a drug-resistant bacterium commonly associated with hospital-acquired infections.

February 11, 2016

University researchers contribute to gravitational wave discovery

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.

The discovery confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

February 9, 2016

Insecure teens use social media to harass, threaten dating partners

A teen girl gets delayed text messages from her boyfriend. She feels a bit anxious and wonders if her partner is cheating.

If she sends her boyfriend numerous text messages asking where he is or checks his cell phone without permission to calm her anxiety, she is engaging in "digital dating abuse," experts say.

February 3, 2016

Center for the Discovery of New Medicines funds five projects

The Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded funding for five new drug discovery projects by U-M faculty that address critical health areas including chronic kidney disease, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, toxoplasmosis and atherosclerosis.

February 3, 2016

Focus on great apes creates research gaps in tropical Africa, Asia

Large national parks that are home to gorillas, chimpanzees and other great apes are focal points for much of the field research conducted in tropical Africa and Asia, resulting in crucial knowledge gaps and a biased view of broader conservation needs in those regions.


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