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April 18, 2019


February 22, 2019

Doctors report gaps in knowledge of cancer treatment options

The idea of team-based cancer care most often focuses on involving primary care physicians in the care of cancer survivors. But research has shown patients are discussing initial cancer treatment options with their primary care doctors.

February 15, 2019

Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

It's long been known that couples HIV testing and counseling is an effective way to mutually disclose HIV status and link to health care –– unfortunately, couples don't use it even though it's widely available.

February 15, 2019

Massive star helped create Earth's solid surface, life-inclined climate

Earth's solid surface and moderate climate may be due, in part, to a massive star in the birth environment of the Sun, according to new computer simulations of planet formation.

Without the star's radioactive elements injected into the early solar system, our home planet could be a hostile ocean world covered in global ice sheets.

February 13, 2019

Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement

By zeroing in on humans’ gait, body symmetry and foot placement, University of Michigan researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian movements with greater precision than current technologies.

February 8, 2019

Are disclosure laws the cure for pharma conflicts?

A law meant to shame doctors who receive payments and gifts from drug companies in exchange for prescribing their medications to patients has given rise to some unexpected consequences.

February 8, 2019

Fostering social change at work takes more than money

More workplaces are being asked to use their considerable economic impact to address social issues from health care to the environment, and how management is asked to help makes a difference, says a University of Michigan researcher.

February 8, 2019

More light needed on medical 'shadow' records, 'black box' tools

Every American has official medical records, locked away in the computers and file cabinets of their doctors' offices and hospitals, and protected by strict privacy laws.

But most people don't think about their other medical record — the informal "shadow" one they generate during everyday life.

February 8, 2019

How air conditioners could advance a renewable power grid

More strategic control of air conditioners could improve the overall efficiency and reliability of the power grid and make it easier to transition to renewable energy, and that’s the goal of a $2.9 million grant University of Michigan researchers have received from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

February 5, 2019

U-M, Fordham researchers look at online connections, privacy

If you are a frequent user of technology, something like this probably happens to you every day: You search the web for articles on the nutrition needs of your new puppy and almost immediately ads from pet food companies start flooding your social accounts and web pages.

January 17, 2019

Mcity testing would assess pre-public driverless vehicle safety

Mcity at the University of Michigan has outlined a test track-based concept for evaluating the safety of highly automated vehicles before they’re tested on public roads that could emerge as a model for a voluntary standard for safety testing.


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