Research

  1. December 5, 2013

    U-M researchers highlight hazards of noise pollution

    As the nation continues to focus on health care prevention through reform, one cause of serious illness and even death gets ignored — environmental noise pollution.

  2. November 22, 2013

    Forecast shows Michigan economy continuing to make strides

    Steady job growth over the next two years will bring Michigan back to job levels posted just prior to the 2008-09 Great Recession and nearly halfway back to mid-2000 levels, U-M economists say.

  3. November 22, 2013

    Phthalate exposure linked to preterm birth

    The odds of preterm birth for women exposed to a commonly used class of chemicals known as phthalates are increased significantly, according to a new study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

  4. November 22, 2013

    Saving gas: Less driving, better fuel economy

    Fuel consumption by American drivers of light-duty vehicles is down 11 percent since 2004, a University of Michigan researcher says.

  5. November 22, 2013

    Scientists far from finish line in understanding anemia in female athletes

    When Kaitlyn Patterson’s fatigue progressed to hyperventilating even during slow runs, and then forced her to quit high school distance running for the season, she knew something was very wrong. 

  6. November 21, 2013

    Economists: U.S. will add 5 million jobs in next two years

    The U.S. economy will continue its steady climb upward during the next two years, U-M economists said Thursday in their annual economic forecast.

  7. November 19, 2013

    Center to study how technology may help youths with disabilities

    A $4.5 million federal grant will allow U-M researchers to study how technology — including apps and a video game — may help young adults with disabilities improve health and become more independent.

  8. November 15, 2013

    Some see work as a calling, others say it’s just a job

    Why does one person see work primarily as a means to a paycheck, while another sitting in the next cubicle expects work to provide genuine fulfillment?

  9. November 15, 2013

    Bad boys: Research predicts whether boys will grow out of it

    Using the high-tech tools of a new field called neurogenetics and a few simple questions for parents, a University of Michigan researcher is beginning to understand which boys are simply being boys and which may be headed for trouble.

  10. November 15, 2013

    What preschoolers know about healthy eating

    When you hand a preschooler a donut, does she know it’s junk food? The answer is yes, says University of Michigan researcher Kristen Harrison.