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July 8, 2016

Dishonesty is aggressively punished in the world of paper wasps

Is honesty really the best policy? Isn't it more beneficial to cheat, if you can get away with it?

A study from the insect world provides a new perspective on honest communication by showing that paper wasps that send dishonest signals are aggressively punished, and the drubbing can have long-term impacts.

July 7, 2016

U-M researchers, partners predict smaller algal bloom for Lake Erie

University of Michigan researchers and their partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a less severe harmful algal bloom in 2016 than last year's record-setting event. The outlook reflects less discharge from the Maumee River and a return to an average nutrient runoff into the lake.

June 17, 2016

U-M study highlights multiple factors of ADHD medication use

Youth who take Ritalin, Adderall or other stimulant medications for ADHD over an extended period of time early in life are no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ADHD, according to a University of Michigan study.

June 13, 2016

Near-average 'dead zone' forecast for Chesapeake Bay

A University of Michigan ecologist and colleagues from several institutions are forecasting a near-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2016.

This year's forecast calls for an oxygen-depleted, or hypoxic, region of about 1.58 cubic miles, which is close to the long-term average measured since 1950.

June 3, 2016

'Kidney on a chip' could lead to safer drug dosing

University of Michigan researchers have used a "kidney on a chip" device to mimic the flow of medication through human kidneys and measure its effect on kidney cells.

The new technique could lead to more precise dosing of drugs, including some potentially toxic medicines often delivered in intensive care units.

June 3, 2016

Gig economy: Entrepreneurs need not apply

The public response to the sharing economy such as ride-sharing platforms has become increasingly vitriolic over the last few years with protests emerging from Philadelphia to Paris.

June 3, 2016

Diabetics face financial stress, often sacrifice health care and food

Some of the current fixes aimed at reducing the financial burden of chronic illness — including the ability to enroll in a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act — are not enough to save those with diabetes from the stress of having to figure out how to manage their health and put food on the table.

June 3, 2016

ACA boosts coverage for blacks, Hispanics

The Affordable Care Act has reduced racial and ethnic disparities in health insurance coverage, although substantial disparities remain, a new study shows.

June 1, 2016

Novel collaboration to probe brain activity in unprecedented detail

A pilot program at the University of Michigan will regularly bring together researchers with complementary expertise from different universities to collaborate on advancing research that may lead to a better understanding of the human brain and diseases that affect it.

May 19, 2016

Childhood obesity research among U-M projects in West Michigan

University of Michigan developmental psychologist Alison Miller has devoted much of her professional life to investigating health risks in young children and educating parents on how to circumvent and overcome long-lasting health and behavioral issues.

May 17, 2016

Tools show humans settled southeastern U.S. earlier than first thought

The discovery of stone tools found in a Florida river show that humans settled the southeastern United States far earlier than previously believed — perhaps by as much as 1,500 years, according to a team of scientists that includes a University of Michigan paleontologist.

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