In the News

  1. October 24, 2023
    • Kirby Mills

    “As apex predators, lions play a unique and important role in their ecosystems. But because humans have such a dominant impact on ecosystems, they can negatively impact lions more than most other species on the landscape,” said Kirby Mills, research fellow at the Institute for Global Change Biology, whose research shows that lions avoid human areas unless they’re under resource stress.

    Cosmos Magazine (Australia)
  2. October 24, 2023
    • Gökçin Çınar

    The airline industry aims to develop sustainable aviation fuel to help decarbonize air travel, but burning SAF produces carbon dioxide, as well many of the same pollutants as conventional fuels. “It is not ‘zero emissions’ but ‘net-zero emissions’ when you look at the life cycle. It’s still the same combustion process,” said Gökçin Çınar, assistant professor of aerospace engineering.

    Vox
  3. October 23, 2023
    • Photo of Richard Rood

    While a warming climate is changing the Great Lakes, we can influence what happens depending on how much we cut greenhouse gas emissions, says Richard Rood, professor emeritus of climate and space sciences and engineering: “In terms of intervention, to manage the upside of warming, to limit it, the actions today matter 30 to 50 years and they matter more in 100 years.”

    The Detroit News
  4. October 23, 2023
    • HwaJung Choi

    Dementia can take a big bite out of an American’s bank account, robbing 60% of a patient’s net worth and doubling their out-of-pocket health care expenses in the eight years after a diagnosis, according to research by HwaJung Choi, research associate professor of internal medicine and of health management and policy.

    U.S. News & World Report
  5. October 23, 2023

    “No one can be surprised by increased labor actions in health care,” said Christopher Friese, professor of nursing and of health management and policy. “Too few institutions have learned the lessons from the pandemic and put the needs of their workforce as their organizational priority. In fact, many institutions have regressed and have asked their workforce to do more work with less support and resources.”

    Crain's Detroit Business
  6. October 20, 2023
    • James Baker

    “The virus is not the explosive virus it was, but it remains in the population, preying on people who are more susceptible to disease,” said immunologist James Baker, professor emeritus of internal medicine and biomedical engineering, on the falling rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths compared to a year ago.

    Bridge Michigan
  7. October 20, 2023
    • Headshot of Karl Krushelnick

    “It’s extremely intense. It’s like you take all of the light that is incident on the Earth and focus it into a spot that’s the size of a human hair. It’s a really, really powerful burst of light but only for a … very, very short pulse,” said Karl Krushelnick, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, about U-M’s Zeus, the country’s most powerful laser with applications in medicine and materials science.

    WWJ Radio (Detroit)
  8. October 20, 2023
    • Catherine Hausman

    “In many parts of the world, the air pollution monitoring network is inadequate, so people just don’t know how bad pollution is in their neighborhoods. And even when they have a monitor nearby, households might not be aware of the full range of health damages that they could be experiencing,” said Catherine Hausman, associate professor of public policy.

    BBC
  9. October 19, 2023
    • Mary Gallagher

    Politicians are turning Chinese investments in two multibillion-dollar battery plants in the midwest into an election “wedge issue,” said Mary Gallagher, professor of political science: “This strategy, which is a short-term strategy to win elections, is shortchanging the U.S.’s ability to compete in the long term.”

    MLive
  10. October 19, 2023
    • Headshot of Florian Schaub

    The fairest outcome in the Google antitrust trial would be an across-the-board ban on all default agreements between search engines and smartphones and web browsers, said Florian Schaub, associate professor of information: “If people still choose to use Google, that is at least a consumer choice, which would be better than having people stick to a default because they are conditioned to that default.”

    The Associated Press