1. April 18, 2014

    Genes increase stress of social disadvantage for some children

    Genes amplify the stress of harsh environments for some children and magnify the advantage of supportive environments for other children, according to a study that’s one of the first to document how genes interacting with social environments affect biomarkers of stress.

  2. April 18, 2014

    Men, women in more satisfying relationships have lower testosterone

    Many people assume that the more testosterone, the better, but a new University of Michigan study finds that might not always be the case in romantic relationships.

  3. April 18, 2014

    New Tweetment: Twitter users describe real-time migraine agony

    Someone’s drilling an icicle into your temple, you’re throwing up, and light and sound are unbearable. Yes, it’s another migraine attack. But now in 140 characters on Twitter, you can share your agony with other sufferers. It indicates a trend toward the cathartic sharing of physical pain, as well as emotional pain on social media.…
  4. April 11, 2014

    Cable guys: Male identity evolves on TV dramas

    Male characters on television used to hold onto traditional ideas of masculinity tighter than viewers maintained their grip on remote controls. But the gradual infusion of feminism into U.S. society and TV scripts in recent decades has changed gender roles in how men regard fatherhood and marriage, a University of Michigan researcher says.

  5. April 11, 2014

    Here to stay: Less fuel use by U.S. drivers

    Despite U.S. population growth, fuel consumption by American drivers of light-duty vehicles is now lower than it was 15 years ago, a University of Michigan researcher says.

  6. April 10, 2014

    ‘Body hack’ app by math researchers shortcuts jet-lag recovery

    U-M mathematicians have created a different kind of jet-lag mobile app to help travelers snap their internal clocks to new time zones as efficiently as possible.

  7. March 28, 2014

    Education, finances affect risk of heart disease more for women than men

    Low levels of education and financial assets have long been linked to increased risks of cardiovascular disease. But a new University of Michigan study shows that the association is much greater for middle-aged and older women than it is for men of similar ages.

  8. March 28, 2014

    The circadian clock is like an orchestra with many conductors

    Life runs on rhythms driven by circadian clocks, and disruption of these cycles is associated with serious physical and emotional problems, says Orie Shafer, a University of Michigan assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology. 

  9. March 28, 2014

    Public support wanes for state climate change policies

    Public support for some state climate change policies such as increasing fossil fuel taxes has significantly declined in the past five years, according to a University of Michigan survey.

  10. March 28, 2014

    Mentally challenging jobs may keep your mind sharp long after retirement

    A mentally demanding job may stress you out today but can provide important benefits after you retire, according to a new study.