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September 24, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Public, including gun owners, oppose allowing guns in most venues

As lawmakers across the country debate and enact legislation allowing people to carry guns in more public places, University of Michigan research shows that even those who own guns favor placing restrictions on the places firearms are allowed.

April 27, 2017

For many women, body image and sex life may suffer after episiotomy

Women who have episiotomies after childbirth reported having poorer body image and less satisfying sex lives than women who tear and heal naturally.

The University of Michigan study challenges the conventional thinking that an episiotomy yields a more aesthetically and visually pleasing repair than tearing naturally during childbirth.

April 26, 2017

Scientific papers using old and new knowledge get most attention

An examination of millions of scientific papers and patents reveals works that land in the top 5 percent of the most cited research draw upon a mix of old and new knowledge — significant in a day and age when the number of new publications is increasing dramatically, a University of Michigan researcher says.

April 17, 2017

UROP event celebrates a year of faculty, student research

When 1,300 students and 900 faculty-staff mentors gather Wednesday to show off the work they've been doing together this year, the projects will include research on self-driving cars, police-involved shootings, diagnostics for cancer treatment-related injuries, and a performance piece celebrating U-M's bicentennial by honoring Ann Arbor.

April 7, 2017

Brain scans show dopamine levels fall during migraine attacks

Using PET scans of the brain, University of Michigan researchers showed that dopamine falls and fluctuates at different times during a migraine headache.

This could help scientists better understand dopamine-based therapies for migraines as well as a patient's behavior during an attack.

March 31, 2017

Lasers can detect weapons-grade uranium from afar

A technique for detecting enriched uranium with lasers could help regulators sniff out illicit nuclear activities from as far as a couple of miles away.

It's hard enough to identify nuclear materials when you can directly scan a suspicious suitcase or shipping container. But if you can't get close?

March 31, 2017

Twisted semiconductors for future moving holograms

A smartphone display that can produce moving, holographic 3-D images will need to be able to twist the light it emits.

Now, researchers at the University of Michigan and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have discovered a way to mass produce spiral semiconductors that can take that important, light-coiling step.

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