The university is one of a dozen centers sharing a $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health aimed at developing innovative tools to gather, analyze and interpret health data generated by mobile and wearable sensors.
MCubed, the university's one-of-a-kind funding program designed to spark innovative research without traditional peer review, will be renewed for another two-year cycle.
The University of Michigan has established a new long-term partnership with Bloomberg to release the U-M Surveys of Consumers starting in January 2015 on a non-exclusive basis.
Up to half of the water on Earth is likely older than the solar system itself, University of Michigan astronomers theorize.
With more than $1 million in gifts, a new phase of the MCubed research-funding program will open this month, broadening the scope of U-M’s unique initiative to advance bold work that crosses traditional academic boundaries.
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.
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.
A potential way to treat muscular dystrophy directly targets muscle repair instead of the underlying genetic defect that usually leads to the disease.
A new study by U-M School of Nursing Associate Professor Olga Yakusheva and colleagues confirms the positive impact of higher proportions of baccalaureate-prepared nurses.
Six joint teams from U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have won a share of $1.2 million for research projects exploring new biomedical and energy applications of nanotechnology as part of an ongoing collaboration between the two universities.
Three U-M geologists are participating in an international effort to drill nearly a mile beneath the surface of New Zealand this fall to bring back rock samples from an active fault known to generate major earthquakes.
Nearly half of older adults — 18 million people — have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study.
Man's nearest relatives kill each other in order to eliminate rivals and gain better access to territory, mates, food or other resources — not because human activities have made them more aggressive.
The word "fracking" evokes negative reactions from two out of three New Yorkers, but from fewer than half of Pennsylvania residents, according to a University of Michigan poll.
Mothers in jail would benefit from participation in parenting programs, which could help their children avoid negative outcomes down the road, say researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health Prevention Research Center.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $10.23 million to researchers at U-M and Stanford University to conduct a series of surveys on political participation and vote choice in the 2016 presidential election.
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.
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.
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.
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.