In the News

  1. May 7, 2024
    • Lan Deng

    Lan Deng, professor of urban and regional planning, says that large developers in China overbuilt in places that didn’t need that much supply, a key factor triggering the ongoing property market crisis: “The concentration of the real estate industry not only exacerbates challenges for the national economy, but also brings negative impacts to local economies.”

  2. May 7, 2024
    • Vicki Ellingrod

    “Some of these medications might cause more heat sensitivity because you’re not sweating. Your body is not making the secretions that it should be making,” said Vicki Ellingrod, dean of the College of Pharmacy, about certain drugs that block cells’ receptors from binding to a neurotransmitter that helps the body adjust to heat. 

    Scientific American
  3. May 6, 2024
    • Todd Allen

    “How well it goes could be really important in determining the future of nuclear power plants. It sets a new precedent for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to figure out how to work their way through,” said Todd Allen, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, about the recommissioning process for Michigan’s Palisades nuclear power plant.

    Great Lakes Now
  4. May 6, 2024
    • Headshot of Sarah Mills

    “Not everyone learns to live with wind turbines,” said Sarah Mills, researcher at the Graham Sustainability Institute. “People who felt like the siting process that led to those turbines being there was unfair have a more negative attitude toward wind development that over time actually becomes even more negative because there’s a constant reminder.”

    Yahoo News
  5. May 6, 2024
    • Barry Rabe

    “If you’re a utility, are you really going to pursue a technology that has been talked about for a long time but is still largely untested and is quite expensive?” said Barry Rabe, professor of public policy and environment, who believes most coal plants likely will shut down rather than spend $1 billion or more for carbon-capture and storage technology.

    The Guardian (U.K.)
  6. May 3, 2024
    • Eric Brandt

    “Now that we have these medications that can drastically lower weight, but also lower the risk for cardiovascular disease, we’re in a new era of medicine with very good therapies to apply to those with unhealthy body weight,” said Eric Brandt, assistant professor of cardiovascular disease, about semaglutide drugs that reduce feelings of hunger and may change how much a person desires food over time.

  7. May 3, 2024
    • Lija Hogan

    “This is an affordable option and one for those with physical limitations in attending (shows),” said Lija Hogan, a lecturer at the School of Information, on the growing number of musical artists performing virtual reality concerts to connect with their fans. People can “enjoy a show on their own terms,” she said.

  8. May 3, 2024
    • Daniel Hayes

    “I don’t want tests out there that we don’t know anything about and might not even work,” said Daniel Hayes, professor of internal medicine, who welcomes a new FDA rule that is likely to reshape how medical testing is done — after tests marketed in recent years could have led to wrong treatments for heart disease or cancer, or being incorrectly diagnosed with rare diseases, autism and Alzheimer’s.

    The Wall Street Journal
  9. May 2, 2024
    • Justin Heinze

    “We’ve had parents tell us that their kids have come home, or they’ve been called by their children who’ve gone through an active-shooter drill, and they were scared. They thought it was real,” said Justin Heinze, professor of public health, who is part of a federal panel to examine the psychological impact of school-based active-shooter drills on students and staff.

    Bridge Michigan
  10. May 2, 2024
    • Atiyya Shaw

    Research by Atiyya Shaw, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, found that women are 60% more likely than men to provide caregiving travel, such as taking others to school or to doctor appointments. That disproportionate load, coupled with their other caregiving duties and actual jobs, is increasing women’s levels of stress, she says.

    Fast Company