Research

  1. October 6, 2021

    U-M gets $1.9M to help better detect nuclear material

    The Department of Homeland Security is giving researchers at U-M $1.9 million to find out what to look for when neutrons slip through the shielding around nuclear contraband.

  2. September 22, 2021

    Study looks at grad students’ mental health stress

    Graduate students suffer high rates of depression, anxiety and mental stress, studies show, but as labs reopen from COVID-19 shutdowns, changes can be implemented to address the problem, U-M researchers say.

  3. September 7, 2021

    ‘Robot assistants’ may help reinvent construction industry

    With the aim of enabling robots to learn from human partners on construction sites, the National Science Foundation is providing $2 million to a university-led research team.

  4. September 1, 2021

    Farm field find rewrites archaeological history in Michigan

    An independent researcher along with U-M researchers have identified a 13,000-year-old Clovis camp site, now thought to be the earliest archaeological site in Michigan.

  5. August 30, 2021

    Study: Survivors’ plasma of no benefit to new COVID-19 patients

    A new study authored by a U-M researcher found that COVID-19 convalescent plasma did not prevent disease progression in an at-risk group of COVID patients when administered within one week of their symptoms.

  6. August 9, 2021

    $33M to help U-M lead anesthetic medications study

    A new study led by U-M and Washington University in St. Louis aims to compare intravenous propofol anesthesia with inhaled potent volatile anesthesia to determine which technique offers a better patient recovery experience and clinical outcomes. 

  7. July 28, 2021

    Research seed grants available to advance anti-racism scholarship

    The National Center for Institutional Diversity’s Anti-Racism Collaborative is seeking research grant proposals that broaden understandings of anti-racism and anti-racist action.

  8. July 21, 2021

    Blacks, Hispanics among hardest hit during COVID-19 pandemic, study shows

    Deaths from all causes combined increased dramatically early in the COVID-19 pandemic for certain U.S. demographic groups  — particularly Black and Hispanic people, according to U-M research.

  9. July 17, 2021

    MICDE Catalyst Grants support five new computational science projects

    Five research teams at U-M will share more than $370,000 from the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering to explore high-impact projects with novel advancement in computational science.

  10. July 15, 2021

    U-M Biosciences Initiative reviews progress, looks to the future

    In the four years since its launch, U-M’s Biosciences Initiative has established nine major research initiatives and taken other significant steps to propel the university to the forefront of the life sciences.