November 20, 2019

Research

  1. October 17, 2013

    U-M study: Will health insurance expansion cut ER use?

    As the nation’s health care system prepares for uninsured Americans to gain health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a question hangs over crowded hospital emergency departments: Will the newly insured make fewer ER visits than they do today?

  2. October 17, 2013

    Massive DNA study points to new heart drug targets

    A global hunt for genes that influence heart disease risk has uncovered 157 changes in human DNA that alter the levels of cholesterol and other blood fats — a discovery that could lead to new medications.

  3. October 17, 2013

    Brain releases natural painkillers during social rejection, U-M study finds

    “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” goes the playground rhyme that’s supposed to help children endure taunts from classmates. But a new study suggests that there’s more going on inside our brains when someone snubs us — and that the brain may have its own way of easing social pain.

  4. October 16, 2013

    U-M professor to discuss ‘cravings’ research with the Dalai Lama

    In his exiled India home, the Dalai Lama of Tibet this month will pick University of Michigan researcher Kent Berridge’s brain about cravings.

  5. October 15, 2013

    Telling consumers about ‘green’ credentials can backfire

    Recent research from the Stephen M. Ross School of business illustrates the inherent dangers present when an environmentally responsible company such S. C. Johnson attempts to communicate the virtues of its ingredients and methods to a skeptical consumer base.

  6. October 14, 2013

    Landmark U-M effort measures sustainability culture on campus

    Most U-M faculty, students and staff say they are committed to sustainability, but new survey results indicate significant room for improvement in sustainability behaviors, awareness, engagement and accountability.

  7. October 14, 2013

    Affordable Care Act unlikely to push employers to drop health insurance coverage

    In the race for the best workers, small firms have always been at a bit of a competitive disadvantage when it comes to benefits they can offer. The Affordable Care Act is expected to change that, a U-M researcher says.