Research

  1. November 15, 2013

    Mutual benefits: Stressed-out trees boost sugary rewards to ant defenders

    In a paper that appears in the journal PLOS Biology, University of Michigan ecologist Elizabeth Pringle and her colleagues identify a clear-cut case of a stress-strengthened ant-tree mutualism and suggest a possible mechanism underlying it, one based on interspecies carbon exchange. 

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. November 11, 2013

    Higher ed briefs

    News from other Michigan public universities and U-M peer institutions across the nation.

  6. November 8, 2013

    Innovation on display at MCubed demo day Nov. 15

    More than 200 pilot projects born of bold ideas and unlikely collaborations will be on display next Friday at a symposium to mark the first funding anniversary of the MCubed research funding initiative.

  7. November 5, 2013

    U-M professor co-authors landmark dictionary about Buddhism

    Donald Lopez, the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, has spent the past 12 years compiling the most authoritative and wide-ranging reference on Buddhism ever produced in English.

  8. November 1, 2013

    Global warming led to dwarfism in mammals — twice

    Mammal body size decreased significantly during at least two ancient global warming events, a new finding that suggests a similar outcome is possible in response to human-caused climate change, according to a University of Michigan paleontologist and his colleagues.

  9. November 1, 2013

    How a metamaterial might improve a depression treatment

    A brain stimulation technique that’s used to treat tough cases of depression could be considerably improved with a new headpiece designed by University of Michigan engineers.

  10. November 1, 2013

    Young people who abuse pain meds more likely to use other drugs later

    High school seniors who misuse prescription pain medications risk abusing other controlled substances as young adults, a new University of Michigan study indicates.