1. December 6, 2013

    Herpes viruses associated with cognitive impairment

    The herpes virus that in its active stage usually produces cold sores during times of stress now has been linked to cognitive impairment throughout life, with new University of Michigan research that for the first time shows an impact on children ages 12-16.

  2. December 6, 2013

    Scholarship and Creative Work

    Culling vampire bat colonies to stem the transmission of rabies in Latin America does little to slow the spread of the virus and could even have the reverse effect, according to University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues.

  3. December 5, 2013

    Energy drinks plus alcohol pose a public health threat

    Mixing energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than just drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study that examines the impact of a growing trend among young adults.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.