Research

  1. October 19, 2021

    Fewer COVID-19 deaths in counties with intervention measures, more hospitals

    Counties that banned in-person religious gatherings and those with a greater number of hospitals per capita were associated with a decreased case-fatality rate of COVID-19 during the pandemic’s first wave.

  2. October 19, 2021

    New $13.8M center will study infectious diseases, pandemics

    The U-M Biosciences Initiative is awarding $13.8 million over five years to the new Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats, to allow researchers to work across disciplines on infectious disease preparedness and response.

  3. October 13, 2021

    Wayne County recovery expected to be strong but uneven

    Wayne County has recovered most of its employment losses from the start of the pandemic, although the comeback varies among the kinds of jobs and between some of its affluent suburbs and the city of Detroit, according to a U-M study.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.