Research

  1. February 14, 2014

    Methane leaks in United States are undercounted, new study shows

    About 50 percent more of the greenhouse gas methane has been seeping into the atmosphere than previously thought, according to far-reaching findings that synthesize two decades’ worth of methane studies in North America.

  2. February 13, 2014

    Tackling turbulence with big data and a $1.6M NASA grant

    A thorny aerodynamics problem is about to get a Netflix-style big data treatment from a team led by U-M engineers with the help of a $1.6 million NASA grant.

  3. February 7, 2014

    Positive feelings about race, ethnicity signal better outcomes for minority youth

    Minority youth who feel good about their ethnicity or race exhibit fewer symptoms of depression and emotional and behavior problems, new research suggests.

  4. February 7, 2014

    How states can encourage Web-based health care in hospitals

    In the first national look at how broadly Web-based technologies are being used to provide health care, a University of Michigan researcher has found that 42 percent of U.S. hospitals use some type of “telehealth” approach.

  5. February 7, 2014

    Vitamin A deficiency associated with more frequent childhood illness

    School-age children with vitamin A deficiencies are more likely to get gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses, a new study shows.

  6. February 7, 2014

    Global corporate responsibility goes beyond banning bribes

    Companies must see combating corruption and promoting human rights as connected and complementary moral duties in the countries where they operate, according to researchers at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

  7. February 7, 2014

    U-M ecologists: No magic bullet for coffee rust eradication

    Spraying fungicide to kill coffee rust disease, which has ravaged Latin American plantations since late 2012, is an approach that is “doomed to failure,” according to University of Michigan ecologists.

  8. February 7, 2014

    Shifting innovation in reverse could solve urban transit issues

    When it comes to urban transit, both emerging and mature markets have some things in common — diminishing public resources, infrastructure constraints and air quality concerns.

  9. February 7, 2014

    U-M poll: Detroit bankruptcy was the right decision

    Despite concerns about Detroit’s bankruptcy, 56 percent of local government officials in Michigan said it was the right thing to do, according to a poll by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

  10. February 7, 2014

    Most teenage workers spend their earnings on short-term wants

    High school seniors spend most of their earnings on clothes, music, movies, eating out and other personal expenses. Spending on cars and car expenses comes in second.