Gabriel Ehrlich, director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics, discussed current NAFTA negotiations, President Trump's impression of NAFTA, and the potential impacts a renegotiated or nonexistent NAFTA would have on Michigan's economy.
An experimental peanut-allergy vaccine developed by James Baker, founding director of the Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center and professor emeritus of internal medicine and of biomedical engineering, and research investigator Jessica O'Konek, proved effective in mice when they were exposed to peanuts two weeks after their final vaccine dose.
U.S. News & World Report
"There's sometimes a stigma attached with accepting these services, and some people don't access services they're eligible for. This isn't just about having food on your table but taking care of your overall health and staying out of places like the emergency department," said Julie Bynum, professor of internal medicine, on the use of food-delivery services by elderly adults.
"The next 'Equal Occupational Fatality Day' will occur more than 11 years from now — on May 30, 2029. That date symbolizes how far into the future women will be able to continue working before they experience the same loss of life that men experienced in 2016 from work-related deaths," according to Mark Perry, professor of finance at UM-Flint.
The Wall Street Journal
"Very few issues cannot wait until morning, and that is an important message for any dean's office to emphasize. …We might just be trying to clean out our inboxes, but to the recipient, a late-night message from one of us can feel like an imperative to respond immediately," wrote LSA Dean Andrew Martin and Anne Curzan, LSA associate dean for humanities, whose no-email-after-hours office policy is key to building a positive workplace.
The Chronicle of Higher Ed
Stephen Strobbe, clinical associate professor of nursing, was quoted in a story about how nursing schools are adding programs to their curricula to prevent and treat opioid addiction.
Inside Higher Ed
"Females have a higher susceptibility to autoimmune diseases than men — in fact, autoimmune diseases as a group rank among the leading 10 causes of death for women. For many years it was assumed that hormones such as estrogen were involved, but more recently, it has been suggested that genetic factors linked to the X chromosome may be involved," said Emily Somers, associate professor of internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and environmental health sciences.
"At that time, which is now 25 or so years ago, there were more calls to complain about me to the University of Michigan, to say I should be fired, than had happened to anybody in the history of the university," said Arline Geronimus, professor of health behavior and health education, who first linked societal-induced stress and discrimination of African-American women to black infant mortality rates.
The New York Times Magazine
Research by Kate Andrias, assistant professor of law, was cited in an article about ways to save the American labor movement.
"The issue of neutrino energy is so important. It is extraordinarily rare to know the energy of a neutrino and how much energy it transfers to the target atom. For neutrino-based studies of nuclei, this is the first time it has been achieved," said Joshua Spitz, professor of physics, on the first precise measurement recorded of the interactions between neutrinos hitting the atomic nuclei in the heart of the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab particle detector.