Deirdre Conroy, associate professor of psychiatry, says her research suggests that cannabis' effect on sleep may differ depending on whether you have depression or anxiety: "In order words, if you have depression, cannabis may help you sleep — but if you don't, cannabis may hurt."
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Aaron Kall, director of the U-M Debate Program, was quoted in a story about Ohio's Democratic gubernatorial candidates.
Yavuz Bozer, professor of industrial and operations engineering, was interviewed for a story about novel manufacturing methods being implemented by Japanese automaker Nissan that it hopes will produce innovations in leaps and bounds instead of steady incremental improvement.
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Daniel Fisher, director of the Paleontology Museum and professor of earth and environmental sciences, and of ecology and evolutionary biology, discussed the recent discovery of mastodon bones in West Michigan.
Comments from Meilan Han, associate professor of internal medicine, were featured in an article about a Chinese study suggesting that if chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can be detected early, the drug tiotropium might be able to slow rapid lung deterioration if used in conjunction with standard inhaler therapy.
Laura Lein, professor of social work and anthropology, discussed the emotional and mental impact natural disasters can have on their victims.
"Going off to college, being away from parents, being off on their own, having more flexibility in their daily schedule — that combination, in addition to being with other friends in the same boat, is why we think we see this uptick in marijuana use, as well as alcohol use, during this transition into college," said John Schulenberg, professor of psychology and research professor at the Institute for Social Research and Center for Human Growth and Development.
Joel Slemrod, professor of economics, and business economics and public policy, was quoted in an article about why tax rates on wages are much higher than those on long-term investment returns.
"Our history of human bondage and white supremacy is not restricted to the South. … American slavery had no bounds. It penetrated every corner of this country, materially, economically and ideologically, and the unjust campaign to preserve it is embedded in our built environments, North and South, East and West," wrote Tiya Miles, professor of Afroamerican and African studies, American culture, history and women's studies.
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The one-two punch of Harvey and Irma might help change the general public's understanding of how climate change plays into hurricane season, says Arthur Lupia, professor of political science and research professor at the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research.