September 20, 2019

Research

  1. September 18, 2019

    Most powerful laser in the U.S. to be built at U-M

    The United States is upgrading its laser capabilities with ZEUS, a new 3-petawatt system to be built at U-M. Three petawatts is 3 quadrillion watts, or a 3 followed by 15 zeros.

  2. September 16, 2019

    Prescription drug misuse related to later substance use disorders

    A new University of Michigan study shows the frequency and age at which older teens and young adults misuse prescription drugs are two predictors of substance use disorders later in life, especially alcohol misuse.

  3. September 5, 2019

    Marijuana use among U.S. college students hits 35-year high

    College students’ use of marijuana in 2018 was at the highest level seen in the past three-and-a-half decades, according to findings in U-M’s annual national Monitoring the Future study.

  4. September 4, 2019

    Cutting calories? Budget by meal, not by day

    Researchers found that the daily calorie budget was lower by at least 100 calories when study participants set the daily budget by meal rather than by day.

  5. September 4, 2019

    Seniors feel isolated when brakes put on driving privileges

    When driving a car is no longer a transportation option, seniors adversely feel the short- and long-term effects of isolation, according to a new study.

  6. September 4, 2019

    Study looks at responses to negative, positive news

    Research regularly finds that Americans respond more strongly to negative news content, but a recent study suggests it’s a global occurrence.

  7. September 3, 2019

    Making a difference around the world

    Many U-M students spent their summer engaged in communities nearby and across the globe, creating unforgettable memories and making a difference through service and research.

  8. August 23, 2019

    Research shows certificates boost MOOC completion rates

    New research on massive open online courses finds that one way to keep students engaged in the free classes is to offer a certificate of completion for a fee.

  9. August 19, 2019

    Guidelines aim to slow spread of fake climate change news on Facebook

    U-M researchers are working to shed light on a potential solution to this problem of fake news about climate change — especially on Facebook.

  10. August 9, 2019

    Team led by U-M selected to manage national estuary research

    A team led by U-M has been awarded a five-year, $20 million cooperative agreement to help oversee research at a nationwide network of 29 coastal reserves.