Research

  1. November 1, 2013

    How a metamaterial might improve a depression treatment

    A brain stimulation technique that’s used to treat tough cases of depression could be considerably improved with a new headpiece designed by University of Michigan engineers.

  2. November 1, 2013

    Young people who abuse pain meds more likely to use other drugs later

    High school seniors who misuse prescription pain medications risk abusing other controlled substances as young adults, a new University of Michigan study indicates.

  3. November 1, 2013

    Ultra-focused electric current helps brain curb pain

    Imagine significantly reducing a persistent migraine or fibromyalgia by a visit to a doctor who delivers low doses of electricity to the brain. Researchers  at the University of Michigan are optimizing the next generation for such a technique, called high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation, or HD-tDCS.

  4. November 1, 2013

    Richer countries have safer roads

    Wealthier nations, whose residents own a majority of the world’s vehicles, have the lowest roadway fatality rates, say University of Michigan researchers.

  5. October 31, 2013

    Newspaper web ads not to blame for print advertising decline

    An open question for newspapers as the industry struggles with declining revenues and profits is whether online ads cannibalize print advertising.

  6. October 31, 2013

    Revolution in brain science demands Higgs Boson-type collaboration

    Social and life scientists from the University of Michigan and other universities are calling for a new model of cross-disciplinary collaboration to advance understanding of the human brain.

  7. October 30, 2013

    Study suggests it’s best to keep it professional at office cube

    A strong, and unwritten, cultural norm against overt displays of one’s personal life underlies the U.S. workplace, suggests new research by two U-M faculty members.

  8. October 28, 2013

    Higher ed briefs

    News from other Michigan public universities and U-M peer institutions across the nation.

  9. October 25, 2013

    Alpena sanctuary holds huge untapped economic potential, study finds

    The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena is a unique natural marine environment and historic ship graveyard with the potential to be a major tourism and new business driver in northeastern Michigan, according to University of Michigan researchers.

  10. October 25, 2013

    Exploiters and empathic people can both read others’ emotions

    People should not assume that someone who can easily read their feelings always has their best interests at heart. Although good emotion recognition skills might seem like concern and empathy, some people might use these skills to manipulate others, a new University of Michigan study suggests.