Research

  1. January 25, 2022

    Neighborhoods play role in older adults’ pandemic experience

    U-M researchers found that some older adults reported less social interaction and diminished relationships with their neighbors during the pandemic, while others reported more.

  2. January 24, 2022

    Lockdowns saved lives, but not a go-to strategy moving forward

    A study led by U-M shows the lockdowns implemented in the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic saved lives, but the decision to use them is much more nuanced.

  3. January 10, 2022

    Attracting — and keeping — bright minds to open-source software

    Researchers uncover the best way to attract and keep highly skilled developers to open-source software projects.

  4. January 5, 2022

    Later-life prescription drug misuse increases use disorder risk

    Nearly half of people in a large U.S. study reported misusing prescription drugs between ages 18-50, which made them more likely to develop substance use disorder symptoms as adults.

  5. January 4, 2022

    $4M to aid research into effectiveness of NSAIDs, opioids

    A study led by U-M researchers seeks to identify the most effective and safest prescribing strategy to relieve acute pain after a patient heads home after surgery.

  6. December 15, 2021

    $1.5M award helps researchers see inner workings of cells

    A $1.5 million award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation will help U-M researchers open new windows into cells, transforming how biologists can see and learn about them.

  7. December 9, 2021

    $1.5M study to explore human-centered engineering instruction

    Does the way educators talk about engineering influence who chooses to enter the field? A U-M research team is asking that question in a $1.5 million project funded by the National Science Foundation.

  8. December 8, 2021

    $1.58B in FY ’21 research volume spurs U-M research, scholarship

    During a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic caused declines in academic research productivity nationwide, U-M maintained its reputation as a leading public research university with $1.58 billion in annual research volume. 

  9. November 18, 2021

    Researchers developing wearable pollution-measuring technology

    Researchers at U-M, Michigan State University and Oakland University are teaming up to develop wearable technology able to identify particulate matter pollution such as soot and toxic metals.

  10. November 15, 2021

    NSF grant to aid research on technology and artisan communities

    A U-M research team has received a $1.55 million grant from the National Science Foundation to focus on how technology can be used by artisans to empower, not replace, their labor.