Research

  1. January 3, 2023

    A brain game may predict your risk of infection

    When a person’s cognitive function is highly variable, they’re likely to be more infectious and have more symptoms after exposure to a respiratory virus, according to an experiment led by U-M researchers.

  2. December 22, 2022

    Journal editors, reviewers don’t show bias against novelty

    Scientific journals are likely to accept papers that provide new findings compared with studies reporting conventional results, which is contrary to long-standing concerns about publication biases.

  3. December 14, 2022

    Center takes multidisciplinary approach to studying psychedelics

    The Michigan Psychedelic Center, a new center launched earlier this year, aims to advance multidisciplinary education, research, patient care and community engagement related to psychedelics.

  4. December 12, 2022

    U-M researchers leading partnership studying mental fatigue

    U-M researchers are leading a multiuniversity partnership, funded with a $6.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, that aims to understand and predict cognitive fatigue in individuals.

  5. December 5, 2022

    Both habitat quality and biodiversity can impact bee health

    New analysis by U-M researchers of several thousand Michigan bees showed that efforts to promote the future health of both wild bees and managed honeybee colonies need to consider specific habitat needs.

  6. November 29, 2022

    ‘Transformer’ pinwheels offer twist on nano-engineered materials

    A newly discovered pinwheel structure may enable unique material properties that could be useful in areas like machine vision, armor, chemical and biological sensing, and more.

  7. November 21, 2022

    Two Medical School projects receive $20M funding boost

    Two projects involving Medical School researchers have received a total of $20 million to fund efforts to address alcohol use by adolescents, and delirium in hospitalized older adults.

  8. November 17, 2022

    New universitywide strategy will amplify research, scholarship

    U-M will launch a new strategy to accelerate and amplify research and scholarship activity across disciplines so teams are positioned to rapidly address and solve critical challenges affecting communities worldwide.

  9. November 11, 2022

    Highly processed foods can be considered addictive

    Can highly processed foods be addictive? It’s a question that researchers have debated for years as unhealthy diets are often fueled by foods loaded with refined carbohydrates and added fats. To find a resolution, a new University of Michigan and Virginia Tech analysis took the criteria used in a 1988 U.S. Surgeon General’s report that…
  10. November 10, 2022

    Nurses exposed to loud noises have more health problems, stress

    U-M researchers found that nurses who reported greater noise exposure were more likely to report health problems such as hypertension, heart disease, depression and occupational stress.