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March 29, 2017


December 7, 2015

New federal support enhances ISR Health and Retirement Study

The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study has received significant support from the National Institutes of Health in order to carry out three important new enhancements to this important resource for aging research.

December 4, 2015

Dopamine: New theory integrates its role in learning, motivation

If you've ever felt lackadaisical to start a new project, focus on imagining the joy of completing it, University of Michigan researchers say.

Both are a function of dopamine, which explains the motivation to start and the satisfaction of finishing work, they say.  

November 20, 2015

What happens to your skin when pregnancy gives you a stretch mark?

Don’t believe the hype when you see those creams and ointments promising to prevent or reduce pregnancy stretch marks. Dermatologists are still learning about what causes stretch marks in the first place, and skin stretching is not the only risk factor.

November 20, 2015

ADHD meds may be a prescription for bullying

Kids and teens who take medications like Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to be physically or emotionally bullied by peers than those who don't have ADHD, a new University of Michigan study found.

November 13, 2015

Parasitic fungi and the battle against coffee rust disease

Coffee rust has ravaged Latin American plantations for several years, leading to reductions in annual coffee production of up to 30 percent in some countries and threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of small-scale farmers in the region.


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