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August 5, 2014

Eden Wells, clinical associate professor of epidemiology, said the likelihood of the Ebola virus spreading beyond West Africa via air travel is extremely low.

International Business Times

August 5, 2014

Dr. Anna Lok, professor of internal medicine, encourages baby boomers to be tested for hepatitis C and describes new drug treatments that deliver 90-to-95 percent cure rates for those diagnosed early.

WDIV-TV Detroit

August 5, 2014

In his monthly column, Dr. Howard Markel, professor and director of the Center for the History of Medicine, highlighted the 49th anniversary of the signing of the Medicare Act, a momentous event that continues to shape modern medicine.

PBS NewsHour

July 30, 2014

Research by Dr. Jacek Debiec, assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, found that mothers can pass on specific fears to their days-old babies through smells.


July 30, 2014

Andy Hoffman, professor of management and organizations, and natural resources and environment, spoke about why some university researchers shy away from engaging with the public and media.

Michigan Radio

July 30, 2014

"When you survey African American and Hispanic communities, they are more likely to say, 'Spend money on environmental issues.' From a political perspective, it makes sense for environmental groups to engage low-income communities because a lot of political support sits in those communities," said Dorceta Taylor, professor of environmental sociology.

Los Angeles Times

July 23, 2014

"Johnny was playing this unbelievably fiery guitar, but he was trying to do it within this very traditional context, which was so mind-blowing to most young, white blues aficionados at the time. Any (blues artist) who picked up the guitar after 1968 was influenced by Johnny Winter," said Bruce Conforth, lecturer in American culture.

Los Angeles Times

July 22, 2014

David Bieri, assistant professor of urban and regional planning, said the rule of thumb that you should spend no more than 30 percent of your income on housing really isn't relevant: "It's essentially an arbitrary number. It creates more distortions than it actually solves."

Bloomberg Businessweek

July 22, 2014

Research by Barry Rabe, professor of public policy, shows that Americans support a tax on carbon emissions if the money it raises is directly spent on a specific cause, such as research into renewable energy.

U.S. News & World Report

July 16, 2014

"If you were to pick the worst possible place for an oil spill in the Great Lakes, this would be it," said David Schwab, research scientist at the Graham Sustainability Institute, regarding an oil pipeline beneath the Mackinac Bridge.

The Huffington Post