Research

  1. September 24, 2014

    Geologists on team drilling into New Zealand earthquake fault

    Three U-M geologists are part of an international effort to drill nearly a mile beneath the surface of New Zealand this fall to bring back rock samples from an active earthquake fault.

  2. September 22, 2014

    Parenting programs in jail could be positive for mothers, children

    Mothers in jail would benefit from participation in parenting programs, which could help their children avoid negative outcomes down the road, say researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health Prevention Research Center.

  3. September 22, 2014

    Pennsylvanians less likely than New Yorkers to view fracking negatively

    The word “fracking” evokes negative reactions from two out of three New Yorkers, but from fewer than half of Pennsylvania residents, according to a University of Michigan poll.

  4. September 22, 2014

    Natural born killers: Chimpanzee violence is an evolutionary strategy

    Man’s nearest relatives kill each other in order to eliminate rivals and gain better access to territory, mates, food or other resources — not because human activities have made them more aggressive.

  5. September 22, 2014

    Almost half of older adults have care needs

    Nearly half of older adults — 18 million people — have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study.

  6. September 18, 2014

    American National Election Studies receives $10M in federal funds

    Researchers at U-M and Stanford University have been awarded $10.23 million to conduct a series of surveys on political participation and vote choice in the 2016 presidential election.

  7. September 15, 2014

    Stock market participation has dropped most among small investors

    The share of U.S. families who own stocks has dropped from about 30 percent in 2001 to less than 18 percent in 2011, according to a new University of Michigan analysis that adds detail to a recently released Federal Reserve Board report on consumer finances.

  8. September 15, 2014

    Happy wife, happy life: New study finds some truth for older couples

    A husband who’s unhappy with his marriage is still likely to be happy with his life — if his wife gives their marriage high marks, a new study shows.

  9. September 11, 2014

    University laboratories asked to review biosafety procedures

    U-M is asking all laboratories on campus where biological research is performed to evaluate their safety practices and procedures as part of National Biosafety Stewardship Month.

  10. August 29, 2014

    Sunlight controls fate of carbon released from thawing permafrost

    In a study published in Science, University of Michigan researchers show for the first time that sunlight, not microbial activity, dominates the production of carbon dioxide in Arctic inland waters.