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March 27, 2017

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March 23, 2017

RNA Symposium March 31 to focus on personalized medicine

Leading researchers in personalized medicine diagnostics, therapeutics and health care with a focus on RNA will gather at the University of Michigan on March 31 for the annual RNA Symposium sponsored by the U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine.

March 22, 2017

Boys secure in their racial identity seek more diverse friendships

Kids often seek answers from parents, friends and media to better understand their racial identity.

Middle school boys who feel secure about their race during this ongoing information gathering will likely befriend diverse people, according to a new University of Michigan study.

March 16, 2017

Kota to receive 2017 Distinguished University Innovator Award

Professor Sridhar Kota has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2017 for an approach to engineering design that has led to the invention, development, flight-testing and commercialization of revolutionary shape-changing aircraft wings.

February 22, 2017

Study suggests need for new approach to unintended pregnancy

Contrary to prevailing thought, first-time mothers who receive more educational advantages at an early age are more likely to have their first birth result from an unintended pregnancy, a new University of Michigan study found.

February 10, 2017

Hack my car? Most believe it can happen

Most Americans have some concerns that self-driving cars can be hacked to cause crashes, disable the vehicle in some way or even be used as weapons by terrorists, according to researchers at the University of Michigan.

February 7, 2017

How work, health and insurance may change post-ACA

Long-run labor market trends have not been favorable to many workers in the United States.

Changing technology and globalization have undermined the demand for the skills needed in traditional middle- and low-wage occupations, leading to stagnant wage growth and a gradual, but steady erosion of employer-sponsored health insurance.

January 30, 2017

Support sought for study of how xenophobia, racism affect students

As the nation grapples with increasing reports of hate crimes against persons of color, and incidents and rhetoric reflecting a fear of immigrants, researchers who study the mental and emotional health of young people are turning to crowdfunding to find out quickly how these events are affecting college students of color.

January 30, 2017

Engaging youth is key to understanding terrorism, researchers say

Engaging with youth involved in or susceptible to violent extremism is key in helping the U.S. government understand — and combat— terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, according to a position paper published in the journal Science.

January 24, 2017

Projects use Big Data to predict diseases, advance genomics analysis

Researchers at the University of Michigan will use Big Data and mobile technology to learn how to predict when individuals will get diseases including depression and hepatitis C, and to unlock the potential of single-cell gene sequencing under three recently funded projects.

January 20, 2017

Research indicates soft skills training boosts productivity

Workers with well-honed soft skills — time and stress management, problem-solving, communication and good teamwork, for example — tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages.

Employer surveys suggest that this set of skills is just as highly demanded as technical know-how.

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