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June 17, 2019


September 29, 2014

U-M part of effort to study genetics of two mental health disorders

Researchers at the School of Public Health and Medical School and collaborators at two other institutions will undertake the largest whole genome sequencing study funded to date, as they seek to better understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

September 26, 2014

Group nature walks linked to improved mental health

They are common suggestions to remedy stress: You just need a breath of fresh air. Walk it off. Get out and see people.

Turns out all those things combined may in fact make you feel better – a lot better – a new large-scale study suggests.

September 15, 2014

Happy wife, happy life: New study finds some truth for older couples

A husband who's unhappy with his marriage is still likely to be happy with his life — if his wife gives their marriage high marks, a new study shows.

"Older husbands and wives in better marriages are more satisfied with their lives," said Vicki Freedman, a research professor at the Institute for Social Research.

September 15, 2014

Stock market participation has dropped most among small investors

The share of U.S. families who own stocks has dropped from about 30 percent in 2001 to less than 18 percent in 2011, according to a new University of Michigan analysis that adds detail to a recently released Federal Reserve Board report on consumer finances.

September 11, 2014

University laboratories asked to review biosafety procedures

In support of National Biosafety Stewardship Month, an initiative created by the National Institutes of Health, U-M is asking all laboratories on campus where biological research is performed to conduct an evaluation of their safety practices and procedures in September.

August 29, 2014

Many patients don't understand electronic lab results

While it's becoming commonplace for patients to see the results of lab work electronically, a new University of Michigan study suggests that many people may not be able to understand what those numbers mean.

July 28, 2014

Research team discovers source of the sky's X-ray glow

In findings that help astrophysicists understand our corner of the galaxy, an international research team has shown that the soft X-ray glow blanketing the sky comes from both inside and outside the solar system.


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