Research

  1. July 24, 2014

    Parents want info about circumcision, not directives

    Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don’t want a specific recommendation on the procedure, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

  2. July 24, 2014

    Traffic death rates higher in Northern Plains, South

    While road safety nationwide has improved greatly in the last decade, traffic fatality rates are still generally higher in the Northern Plains and southern states than in the Northeast, Midwest and West, a University of Michigan researcher says.

  3. July 16, 2014

    University receives grant to support student-athlete mental health

    U-M Athletics, the Depression Center and School of Public Health are partners on an NCAA grant to develop a program for supporting mental health initiatives for student-athletes.

  4. July 14, 2014

    New research suggests creative solution to student loan crisis

    As America’s student debt crisis continues to worsen, researchers at U-M and Elon University believe they have a solution—let the federal government, rather than private banks, handle student loans.

  5. July 14, 2014

    Two CT-scanned Siberian mammoth calves yield trove of insights

    CT scans of two newborn woolly mammoths recovered from the Siberian Arctic are revealing previously inaccessible details about the early development of prehistoric pachyderms.

  6. July 10, 2014

    U-M, partners predict harmful Lake Erie algae bloom this summer

    U-M researchers and their colleagues have issued a forecast for a significant bloom of toxic blue-green algae in Lake Erie late this summer.

  7. June 20, 2014

    Despite its British origins, Americans get bad rap for using word ‘soccer’

    Americans use the word soccer to describe the game that just about everybody else in the world calls football, and this duel over semantics enrages purists of the game.

  8. June 18, 2014

    $1.5M grant expands undergraduate research opportunities

    More than 3,700 additional U-M undergraduates will get real-world research experience over the next five years through a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

  9. June 17, 2014

    Not mowing vacant lots could ease Detroit’s ragweed problem

    When it comes to controlling hay fever-triggering ragweed plants on Detroit vacant lots, occasional mowing is worse than no mowing at all, according to a U-M study.

  10. June 17, 2014

    Program helps researchers develop tools for using big data

    Organizers of the recent interdisciplinary Big Data Summer Camp say the ability to extract and analyze data from the Web soon will be indispensable to social science researchers.