University of Michigan
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June 18, 2018

In The News

May 7, 2018

Drug prices are "easy to raise and harder to lower, particularly if there's no competition. The mystery isn't, 'Why don't drug prices go down?' It's more, 'Why don’t they go up more?'" said Nicholson Price, assistant professor of law.

The Washington Post

May 7, 2018

Rajeev Batra, professor of marketing, and Fred Feinberg, professor of marketing and statistics, discussed the recent CMO Forum at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the school's innovative approach to marketing education.


May 4, 2018

Justin Kasper, associate professor of climate and space sciences and engineering, and colleagues simulated the conditions around the sun by using four older model IMAX cinema projectors they found on eBay: "It turns out a movie theater bulb on an IMAX projector runs at about 5,700 degrees Kelvin (5,427 °C) — the same effective temperature as the surface of the sun."

BBC Sky at Night Magazine

May 4, 2018

A pill that makes tumors light up when exposed to infrared light — successful in tests with mice — could more effectively help diagnose breast cancer, according to research by Greg Thurber, assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, and Sumit Bhatnagar, doctoral student in chemical engineering.


May 4, 2018

Mary Sue Coleman, U-M president emerita and president of the Association of American Universities, said the focus of efforts to address campus sexual assault must be expanded to include the graduate student population.


May 3, 2018

Timothy James, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and associate curator of fungi at the U-M Herbarium, was interviewed for a story about unusual mushrooms that have intriguing shapes and colors.

National Geographic

May 3, 2018

"Michigan's proposed work requirement is one of the most stringent put forward to date. (It) does not provide funding for supportive services … that could help individuals find work," wrote Marianne Udow-Phillips, executive director of the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation; Megan Foster Friedman, senior analyst at the center; and Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions and associate professor of social work and public policy.

Detroit Free Press

May 3, 2018

Hakan Demirci, associate professor of ophthalmology at the Kellogg Eye Center, discussed the causes and symptoms of ocular melanoma — a rare eye cancer — and how to protect oneself.


May 2, 2018

June Manning Thomas, professor of urban planning, was quoted in an article about a rumored sale of Detroit's iconic Michigan Central Station and what it may mean for the city's revitalization.


May 2, 2018

"Nearly 95 percent of all the methane in the Earth's atmosphere originated from current and past biology. So, it is natural to ask whether methane on Mars is also of biologic origin," said Sushil Atreya, professor of climate and space sciences and engineering, regarding why methane, a possible signature of life, is being released on the red planet.

Scientific American