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July 19, 2019


April 25, 2014

Pollution top concern for U.S. and Canadian citizens around Great Lakes

A new Great Lakes survey by U.S. and Canadian researchers represents one of the largest attempts in recent decades to assess public views on a wide range of issues in the Great Lakes basin.

The survey of more than 1,000 Americans and Canadians in the region revealed:

April 18, 2014

New Tweetment: Twitter users describe real-time migraine agony

Someone's drilling an icicle into your temple, you're throwing up, and light and sound are unbearable.

Yes, it's another migraine attack. But now in 140 characters on Twitter, you can share your agony with other sufferers. It indicates a trend toward the cathartic sharing of physical pain, as well as emotional pain on social media.

April 18, 2014

Men, women in more satisfying relationships have lower testosterone

Many people assume that the more testosterone, the better, but a new University of Michigan study finds that might not always be the case in romantic relationships.

Low testosterone levels may be a good thing for both men and women, who reported more satisfaction and commitment to their relationships when they had lower levels.

April 18, 2014

Genes increase stress of social disadvantage for some children

Genes amplify the stress of harsh environments for some children and magnify the advantage of supportive environments for other children, according to a study that's one of the first to document how genes interacting with social environments affect biomarkers of stress.

April 18, 2014

Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts

A 32-year study of subarctic forest moths in Finnish Lapland suggests that scientists may be underestimating the impacts of climate change on animals and plants because much of the harm is hidden from view.

April 18, 2014

Connected vehicles: Concerns about security, privacy

A majority of Americans, Australians and Britons believe that connected-vehicle technology will make driving safer, but most are also concerned about security and privacy, according to a University of Michigan survey.

April 11, 2014

Here to stay: Less fuel use by U.S. drivers

Despite U.S. population growth, fuel consumption by American drivers of light-duty vehicles is now lower than it was 15 years ago, a University of Michigan researcher says.

April 10, 2014

'Body hack' app by math researchers shortcuts jet-lag recovery

A different kind of jet-lag mobile app released Thursday by University of Michigan mathematicians reveals previously unknown shortcuts that can help travelers snap their internal clocks to new time zones as efficiently as possible.

March 21, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand smells

Looking at a picture of a chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven, you can almost smell it.

With a picture and some suggestions it turns out you virtually can, according to new research from University of Michigan marketing professor Aradhna Krishna.

March 21, 2014

Mexican-Americans deal with high stroke rates

Mexican-Americans suffer more damage from stroke than non-Hispanic whites but they survive longer.

New University of Michigan research shows that Mexican-Americans had worse neurologic, functional and cognitive outcomes 90 days after stroke compared to non-Hispanic whites.


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