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December 18, 2017

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December 12, 2017

Researchers recommend 'pay-for-success' intervention elements

A set of seven recommendations for "pay-for-success" interventions identified by researchers at the University of Michigan can help governments and private investors work together to effectively use this emerging financing model that has bipartisan support.

December 7, 2017

Kelly Sexton named associate vice president for research

Kelly Sexton, an assistant vice chancellor at North Carolina State University, has been named associate vice president for research — technology transfer and innovation partnerships at the University of Michigan.

November 17, 2017

Michigan's economy positioned to withstand NAFTA withdrawal

The Michigan economy, in its ninth year of growth, would likely absorb a negative shock related to a pullout or weakening of the North American Free Trade Agreement fairly well, say University of Michigan economists.

November 17, 2017

3-D cultured cells could drive precision therapy for cancer

Honeycomb-like arrays of tiny, lab-grown cancers could one day help doctors zero in on individualized treatments for ovarian cancer, an unpredictable disease that kills more than 14,000 women each year in the United States alone.

November 16, 2017

U.S. economy grows but no Trump bump yet, U-M economists say

In Donald Trump's first three quarters as president the U.S. economy has averaged a solid 2.4 percent growth rate, still well short of the 4 percent he promised as a candidate and less than the 3 percent his first federal budget proposal assumed.

November 16, 2017

Study says swap all incandescent bulbs, keep CFLs, older LEDs

LED light bulbs are getting cheaper and more energy efficient every year. So, does it make sense to replace less-efficient bulbs with the latest light-emitting diodes now, or should people wait for future improvements and even lower costs?

November 1, 2017

NIH chief discusses research funding trends, role of MCubed

These are exciting times for biomedical research funding, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins told faculty members and students Wednesday at the 2017 MCubed Symposium.

A downward trend in NIH's federal funding that began around 2003 and hit a low point in 2013 has turned around in recent years.

November 1, 2017

New ranking places U-M eighth in U.S. for research output

A new ranking shows the research strength of the University of Michigan in the natural sciences, placing it in the top 10 of American institutions for producing articles in the most selective science publications.

The university placed fourth among publicly funded institutions.

October 23, 2017

Toxic releases from coal-generated electricity higher than shale gas

Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, according to a new University of Michigan study.

October 12, 2017

NSF awards $1.8M to help develop smart stormwater system

Autonomous "smart" technologies for aging stormwater systems are being developed at the University of Michigan to lessen the impacts of flooding — potentially saving lives and billions of dollars in property damage.

September 28, 2017

Relax or learn? How best to cope with stress at work

Work stress can lead to a host of problems for employees and organizations. While our intuition and some studies suggest the value of relaxation techniques such as meditation or exercise, there's another alternative that could work even better.

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