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July 22, 2019


March 15, 2019

Precision immunoprofiling could help reduce latent tuberculosis infection

New diagnostic tools such as machine learning and precision medicine could help identify tuberculosis patients with the highest risk of reactivation of the disease, according to a new University of Michigan study.

A team of researchers are showing that identifying multiple biomarkers can provide a more accurate diagnosis for patients.

March 15, 2019

Researchers confirm massive star ejected from Milky Way Disk

A fast-moving star may have been ejected from the Milky Way's stellar disk by a cluster of young stars, according to researchers from the University of Michigan who say the star did not originate from the middle of the galaxy, as previously believed by astronomers.

March 15, 2019

Less-educated men face declining labor prospects

When it comes to finding their place in the labor market, men without a college education in the United States face a complex array of forces including declining wages and fewer stable jobs.

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.


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