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December 12, 2018

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October 10, 2018

Unique Mcubed research funding program begins third cycle

Millions of dollars in seed grants for bold, boundary-crossing work is available to faculty members as U-M launches the third round of Mcubed, a unique funding program that has more than tripled its investment since it launched in 2012.

September 27, 2018

MKit developers hope app curtails sexual violence on campus

Most university sexual violence interventions target incoming freshmen, which makes sense, since first-year students are most at risk.

But it also means the initial intervention may not be reinforced for those students in subsequent years — something researchers at the School of Nursing hope to change.

September 24, 2018

Community greening efforts help reduce violent crime

Efforts to beautify vacant lots in the city of Flint have made neighborhoods more appealing but have also reduced assaults and violent crime by 40 percent, according to a new study by University of Michigan.

September 14, 2018

Treadmill desks don’t hinder thinking but can hamper memory

If you’ve ever tried to recall a recently learned phone number while using a treadmill workstation, you know it can be tough. That’s because working memory isn’t as efficient when using a treadmill workstation as when sitting or standing, a new University of Michigan study found.

September 4, 2018

Receptor protein in the brain controls the body's fat 'rheostat'

Scientists at the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University have identified the function of a protein that has been confounding metabolism researchers for more than two decades. And it may have implications both for treating obesity and for understanding weight gain during pregnancy and menopause.

September 4, 2018

Fake news detector algorithm works better than a human

An algorithm-based system that identifies telltale linguistic cues in fake news stories could provide news aggregator and social media sites like Google News with a new weapon in the fight against misinformation.

September 4, 2018

Most land-based ecosystems worldwide at risk due to climate change

Without dramatic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, most of the planet's land-based ecosystems — from its forests and grasslands to the deserts and tundra — are at high risk of "major transformation" due to climate change, according to a new study from an international research team.

September 4, 2018

Firstborn Asians feel added pressure with family responsibilities

When compared to European Americans, Asian-American firstborns feel the additional burden of being cultural brokers and having to take care of their immigrant parents and young siblings at the same time, says a University of Michigan researcher.

June 25, 2018

U-M researchers create world’s smallest ‘computer’

IBM’s announcement that it had produced the world’s smallest computer back in March raised a few eyebrows at the University of Michigan, home of the previous champion of tiny computing.

Now, the Michigan team has gone even smaller, with a device that measures just 0.3 mm to a side — dwarfed by a grain of rice.

May 17, 2018

'Harmless' cheating in the lab linked to misbehavior in real life

Breaking the rules.

Almost daily we hear about someone who has cheated to get ahead — students using a study app to get answers for a final exam, two more auto companies caught fudging on emissions data, and Facebook employees fired for taking private user data for the purposes of stalking.

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