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July 18, 2019


June 5, 2019

U-M research projects contribute $4.77B to economy over 15 years

The University of Michigan contributed $4.77 billion to the national economy through vendor contracts and subcontracts between 2002 and 2017, according to a new report.

More than 4,000 minority-owned, woman-owned and small businesses supplied goods and services to support the U-M research enterprise during that period.

May 9, 2019

Michigan counties struggle to meet need for opioid treatment

More people now die of drug overdoses than car crashes in the state of Michigan, ranking the state among the top third in the country for drug-related deaths.

While medication-based treatments for substance-abuse disorders are effective, there are substantial barriers to accessing care across the state.

April 17, 2019

It can be smart to get a tax refund and to spend it, study shows

Every winter, many Americans file their federal income taxes, calculate their tax refund, and imagine the many things they can spend it on. Will they go out for a nice dinner? Make some home repairs they’ve been putting off? Spruce up their spring wardrobe?

April 15, 2019

HPV rates up for women under 40, boosting cancer risk

Human papillomavirus infection rates are increasing in women born after 1980 who did not receive the HPV vaccine — putting them at higher risk for HPV-related cancers, according to a University of Michigan study.

April 12, 2019

Researchers zero in on best bets for hydrogen fuel cells

As researchers work toward next-generation electric vehicles, they may be hitting their heads on the ceiling of what lithium ion batteries can deliver.

Meanwhile, a team of researchers from the University of Michigan are pushing the performance of a competing electric vehicle technology — hydrogen fuel cells — to new heights.

April 8, 2019

U-M team triumphs in STAT Madness science competition

They may not shoot three-pointers, and only a few of them are over six feet tall, but a team of U-M scientists still took home the title in a March Madness-style competition Sunday.

Their cheering section included not only Michigan fans but also people around the world who have a hearing condition known as tinnitus.

April 4, 2019

U-M researchers use genomic data to map trees that survived ice age

During the last ice age, which peaked around 21,500 years ago, glaciers covered large portions of North America, including the entire Great Lakes region. Once the ice retreated, the land was gradually repopulated by trees that eventually formed dense forests.

April 4, 2019

Michigan pharmacists help residents manage hypertension

For years, Maria Hochendoner of Ann Arbor received conflicting information about her high blood pressure readings. Was it "white coat syndrome" — temporary high blood pressure caused by in-office anxiety — or true hypertension?

April 4, 2019

Nocturnal flight calls increase building collisions among migrating birds

Birds that produce faint chirps called flight calls during nighttime migration collide with illuminated buildings much more often than closely related species that don't produce such calls, according to a new analysis of a 40-year record of thousands of building collisions in the Midwest.


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