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University of Michigan

Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
10:01
U-M startup signs license agreement with drug company
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan startup developing drugs to target gene fusions that drive many common cancers such as breast, colon, prostate and lung has signed a research and license agreement with a California biopharmaceutical company.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
23.04.2014
Five U-M faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
ANN ARBOR-The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected five University of Michigan faculty members and leaders as 2014 fellows in the elite organization that includes 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
Media Sciences/Political Sciences
23.04.2014
Lights out: The shocking link between politics and electricity in India
Lights out: The shocking link between politics and electricity in India
ANN ARBOR-About a third of India's electricity is lost each year. It just never gets billed. Some is stolen or disappears because of technical problems. It's enough power to light up all of Italy for a year. The problem gets especially bad during elections when electricity is used to win votes, a new University of Michigan study shows.
Law/Forensics - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
17.04.2014
Political scientist selected as LSA dean at U-M
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
17.04.2014
U-M appoints next dean of College of Pharmacy
ANN ARBOR-A former professor of pharmaceutical chemistry who now is leading research and development efforts in the pharmaceutical industry has been named dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan.
Psychology
17.04.2014
Psychology chair will serve as U-M vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs
ANN ARBOR-Robert Sellers, chair of the University of Michigan Department of Psychology since 2011, will serve as the university's vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs.
Education/Continuing Education - Business/Economics
17.04.2014
New chancellor for University of Michigan-Flint
Social Sciences - Environmental Sciences
17.04.2014
Pollution top concern for U.S. and Canadian citizens around Great Lakes
Greta Guest, University of Michigan, (734) 936-7821, gguest [a] umich (p) edu or Suelan Toye, Ryerson University, (416) 979-5000 Ext.7161, stoye [a] ryerson (p) ca ANN ARBOR-With Earth Da
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
11.04.2014
Michigan Sea Grant awarded $5M to continue Great Lakes work
ANN ARBOR-The Michigan Sea Grant College Program has received $2.1 million from the federal government, universities and partners in the first year of a four-year, $5 million grant award to support Great Lakes research, education and public outreach efforts in the state.
Psychology - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.04.2014
U-M psychologist awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mathematics
10.04.2014
’Body hack’ app by math researchers shortcuts jet-lag recovery
ANN ARBOR-A different kind of jet-lag mobile app released today 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.
Social Sciences
10.04.2014
Connected vehicles: Concerns about security, privacy
ANN ARBOR-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.
Event - Business/Economics
08.04.2014
Internet pioneer honored for building the web's first backbone
Internet pioneer honored for building the web’s first backbone
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
08.04.2014
Optimism associated with lower risk of heart failure
ANN ARBOR-Optimistic older adults who see the glass as half full appear to have a reduced risk of developing heart failure. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Harvard University found that optimism-an expectation that good things will happen-among people age 50 and older significantly reduced their risk of heart failure.
Medicine/Pharmacology
07.04.2014
U-M Risk Science Center part of new food ingredient safety research
Ishani Hewage, (734) 249-3723, ishanih [a] umich (p) edu or Laurel Thomas Gnagey, (734) 647-1841, ltgnagey [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Risk Science Center at th
Earth Sciences
07.04.2014
Cable guys: Male identity evolves on TV dramas
ANN ARBOR-Male characters on television used to hold onto traditional ideas of masculinity tighter than viewers maintained their grip on remote controls.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
07.04.2014
A middle road for Medicaid expansion?
Kara Gavin, (734) 764-2220, kegavin [a] umich (p) edu or Laurel Thomas Gnagey, (734) 647-1841, ltgnagey [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-With the political divide over health care reform still st
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
07.04.2014
Genes increase stress of social disadvantage for some children
ANN ARBOR-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.
Environmental Sciences
03.04.2014
Gas mileage at all-time high
ANN ARBOR-Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. is now at its best mark ever, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Social Sciences
03.04.2014
New Tweetment: Twitter users describe real-time migraine agony
Story Highlights Millions on Twitter describe real-time migraine agony Migraine tweets illuminate instant negative impact of migraine pain ANN ARBOR-Someone's drilling an icicle into your temple, you're throwing up, and light and sound are unbearable. Yes, it's another migraine attack.
Event
02.04.2014
U-M Debate Team takes second place in national tournament
Environmental Sciences
01.04.2014
Here to stay: Less fuel use by U.S. drivers
ANN ARBOR-Despite U.S. population growth, fuel consumption by American drivers of light-duty vehicles is now lower than it was 15 years ago, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
01.04.2014
Unvaccinated infants act as 'kindling' to fuel epidemics
Unvaccinated infants act as ’kindling’ to fuel epidemics
ANN ARBOR-Nearly 4 million children under 5 die from vaccine-preventable diseases worldwide each year, and two University of Michigan doctoral ecology students are working to change that. By taking into account seasonal fluctuations in birth rates, massive vaccination campaigns in the developing world could inoculate more unprotected infants and significantly reduce the number of deaths from diseases like measles, according to Micaela Martinez-Bakker and Kevin Bakker of the U-M Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
31.03.2014
U-M, UVa joint startup attracts financing to bring batteryless sensors to market
ANN ARBOR-PsiKick, an ultra-low-power wireless sensor company co-founded by a University of Michigan professor, has completed Series A, or first-round, funding.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
31.03.2014
Tax-exempt properties squeeze local coffers, but bring benefits
Social Sciences
28.03.2014
Consumer confidence in March survives harsh winter
Consumer confidence in March survives harsh winter
Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Surveys of Consumers, (734) 763-5224 or Thomson Reuters PR Hotline: (646) 223-7222, ext.1 ANN ARBOR-Consumer confidence has r
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.03.2014
The circadian clock is like an orchestra with many conductors
The circadian clock is like an orchestra with many conductors
A fly brain (the shape of which is shown in magenta) with green fluorescent protein expressed in clock neuron projections. ANN ARBOR-You've switched to the night shift and your weight skyrockets, or you wake at 7 a.m. on weekdays but sleep until noon on weekends-a social jet lag that can fog your Saturday and Sunday.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
27.03.2014
Technology changing lives for visually impaired people in developing countries
ANN ARBOR-He was planning to be a lawyer because he didn't think visually impaired people like him could do high-tech jobs in India. But after discovering special technology that allows him to use computers, he changed his mind and now wants to be a software engineer. "I became crazy about computers.
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
25.03.2014
Michigan premiere of Bolcom’s ’A View from the Bridge’ at Michigan Opera Theatre; opening night gala to honor Colemans
U-Michigan MOT alums Though not comprehensive, below is an alphabetical list of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance students and alumni who have performed with with Michigan
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.03.2014
Mentally challenging jobs may keep your mind sharp long after retirement
ANN ARBOR-A mentally demanding job may stress you out today but can provide important benefits after you retire, according to a new study. "Based on data spanning 18 years, our study suggests that certain kinds of challenging jobs have the potential to enhance and protect workers' mental functioning in later life," said Gwenith Fisher, a faculty associate at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and assistant professor of psychology at Colorado State University.
Environmental Sciences
25.03.2014
Network news climate change stories rarely report both impact, action
ANN ARBOR-When it involves climate change coverage, viewers don't always get the complete picture from U.S. network television, according to a University of Michigan study. Major networks-ABC, CBS and NBC-show the impact or actions taken in climate change stories, but rarely combine the components in the same broadcast to give viewers better coverage, the study shows.
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
24.03.2014
Public support wanes for state climate change policies
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
21.03.2014
New dangerous currents outreach program focuses on Michigan’s Great Lakes coasts
ANN ARBOR-The Michigan Sea Grant program is leading a new public outreach project aimed at reducing the risk of drowning from dangerous currents, which occur throughout the Great Lakes and are especially common along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.03.2014
Johns appointed interim head of U-M Health System
Johns appointed interim head of U-M Health System
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
20.03.2014
U-M looks to broaden sources of research funding
ANN ARBOR-Total research spending at the University of Michigan reached a record level of $1.3 billion in the fiscal year that closed June 30, 2013, capping steady growth over the last decade.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
20.03.2014
University of Michigan selects new treasurer
Architecture - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2014
Alfred Taubman gives $12.5 million for architecture, urban planning facilities at U-M
Alfred Taubman gives $12.5 million for architecture, urban planning facilities at U-M
Physics/Materials Science
19.03.2014
Magnetic behavior discovery could advance nuclear fusion
Magnetic behavior discovery could advance nuclear fusion
ANN ARBOR-Inspired by the space physics behind solar flares and the aurora, a team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Princeton has uncovered a new kind of magnetic behavior that could help make nuclear fusion reactions easier to start. Fusion is widely considered the ultimate goal of nuclear energy.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Education/Continuing Education
19.03.2014
Education, finances affect risk of heart disease more for women than men
ANN ARBOR-Low levels of education and financial assets have long been linked to increased risks of cardiovascular disease. But a new University of Michigan study shows that the association is much greater for middle-aged and older women than it is for men of similar ages. "These findings suggest that health care professionals should consider exploring interventions aimed at reducing the risks of heart disease for this group of women," said Kristi Rahrig Jenkins, a U-M sociologist who co-authored the study published last month in Women & Health.
Social Sciences - Environmental Sciences
19.03.2014
U-M survey finds surprising attitudes toward energy costs, environmental impact
Amy Mast, (734) 615-5678, amymast [a] umich (p) edu or Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Consumers, on average, believe home energy bills would have to nea
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
17.03.2014
Future of Peace Corps to be discussed
Literature/Linguistics - Event
17.03.2014
U-M Detroit Center to show documentary about writer James Baldwin
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: 6:15 p.m. March 21, 2014 EVENT: The University of Michigan Detroit Center will host a screening of "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket," a documentary on the life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist.
Social Sciences - Event
17.03.2014
Wallenberg Fellow: Exploring the social impact of TB in Peru
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan senior Lily Bonadonna has won the $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship Award for 2014 to study the social causes of tuberculosis prevalence in Lima, Peru.
Event
17.03.2014
Annual Native American powwow convenes April 5-6
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
16.03.2014
Thermal vision: Graphene light detector first to span infrared spectrum
ANN ARBOR-The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a lens.
Event - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
12.03.2014
Planning for a smaller, greener city
Business/Economics
11.03.2014
Setting women on the fruitful path to leadership
ANN ARBOR-Women with dependents who want to lead American corporations need mentors more than ever to get there, according to research from the University of Michigan.
Physics/Materials Science
11.03.2014
Revolutionary nuclear radiation detector hits the market
Revolutionary nuclear radiation detector hits the market
ANN ARBOR-A handheld radiation camera developed by University of Michigan engineering researchers offers nuclear plant operators a faster way to find potentially dangerous hot spots and leaky fuel rods. The new 'Polaris-H' detector lays a gamma-ray map over an image of a room, pinpointing radiation sources with unprecedented precision.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
10.03.2014
U-M Ford School debate: Reforming U.S. health care
Pedagogy/Education Science - Law/Forensics
10.03.2014
U-M panel will discuss issues regarding adoption, foster care by LGBTQ parents
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.03.2014
U-M’s Ross School MBAs set out across the globe to solve real business challenges
Environmental Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.03.2014
Warmer temperatures push malaria to higher elevations
Warmer temperatures push malaria to higher elevations
ANN ARBOR-Researchers have debated for more than two decades the likely impacts, if any, of global warming on the worldwide incidence of malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that infects more than 300 million people each year. Now, University of Michigan ecologists and their colleagues are reporting the first hard evidence that malaria does-as had long been predicted-creep to higher elevations during warmer years and back down to lower altitudes when temperatures cool.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
05.03.2014
U-M School of Dentistry receives funding from Delta Dental Foundation for special care clinic
U-M School of Dentistry receives funding from Delta Dental Foundation for special care clinic
Sharon Grayden, (734) 615-2600, dentistry.
Environmental Sciences
05.03.2014
Fuel economy hit record-high last month
ANN ARBOR-For the fifth straight month, gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. topped 25 mpg and was at a record-high 25.2 mpg in February, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Business/Economics
05.03.2014
Branding: When does a logo move you?
ANN ARBOR-Brand logos that create a sense of motion can enhance a customer's evaluation of the brand, says a University of Michigan researcher. According to Aradhna Krishna, professor of marketing at U-M's Ross School of Business, stationary visuals can evoke a sensation of movement-something well known in the art and design world.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
28.02.2014
Weather freezes consumer confidence in place in February
Weather freezes consumer confidence in place in February
Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Surveys of Consumers, (734) 763-5224 or Thomson Reuters PR Hotline: (646) 223-7222, ext.1 ANN ARBOR-Despite the harsh winter,
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
28.02.2014
’Photon glue’ enables a new quantum mechanical state
ANN ARBOR-Like a spring connecting two swings, light can act as photon glue that binds together the quantum mechanical properties of two vastly different materials.
Environmental Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.02.2014
Ambitious new pollution targets needed to protect Lake Erie from massive 'dead zone'
Ambitious new pollution targets needed to protect Lake Erie from massive ’dead zone’
ANN ARBOR-Reducing the size of the Lake Erie "dead zone" to acceptable levels will require cutting nutrient pollution nearly in half in coming decades, at a time when climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
25.02.2014
Out of the office, but checking email and...co-working
ANN ARBOR-Cloud technology and wider use of freelancers has more people working from home, remotely or even from coffee houses.
Environmental Sciences
24.02.2014
Planet Blue report highlights U-M sustainability achievements
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan continues to show immense growth and engagement in sustainability education, research and operations, as shown in the 2013 Sustainability Progress Report released this week.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
23.02.2014
High-tech manufacturing hub could create 10,000 jobs
High-tech manufacturing hub could create 10,000 jobs
ANN ARBOR-The $148 million high-tech manufacturing research institute set to open this spring in metro Detroit is expected to bring 10,000 jobs to the region within the next five years.
Sport Sciences
20.02.2014
J. Ira and Nicki Harris give $10 million to name Michigan football head coach position
Life Sciences - Administration/Government
20.02.2014
New facility will house biological sciences, museums
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
20.02.2014
New building, renovation will provide needed space at Ross School of Business
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.02.2014
Roads pose more risk in some places than poor health
ANN ARBOR-The next time you go to Africa or the Middle East, you may want to stay off the roads.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
20.02.2014
Chemical chaperones have helped proteins do their jobs for billions of years
Chemical chaperones have helped proteins do their jobs for billions of years
ANN ARBOR-An ancient chemical, present for billions of years, appears to have helped proteins function properly since time immemorial.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.02.2014
Multidisciplinary U-M team awarded NIH grant to track kidney disease in the US
Social Sciences - Earth Sciences
20.02.2014
U-M China Data Center hosts most visiting scholars ever
ANN ARBOR-The visiting scholars program at the University of Michigan China Data Center has accepted a record 16 participants in the current academic year.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environmental Sciences
18.02.2014
U-M School of Public Health, Detroit partners aim to improve air quality in the city
ANN ARBOR-Plant trees near freeways to serve as green buffers for neighborhoods. Install air filters in city schools.
Administration/Government
18.02.2014
New U-M police chief named
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
18.02.2014
Three U-Michigan scientists receive Sloan fellowships
ANN ARBOR-Three University of Michigan scientists are among the 126 early-career professors from the United States and Canada selected as 2014 Alfred P. Sloan research fellows.
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
17.02.2014
Gene-based cancer diagnosis tech wins statewide entrepreneurship contest
ANN ARBOR-Three University of Michigan pathologists who developed software that could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment won a statewide entrepreneurship competition organized last week by the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship at Michigan Engineering.
Computer Science/Telecom - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
14.02.2014
Tackling turbulence with big data and a $1.6M NASA grant
Tackling turbulence with big data and a $1.6M NASA grant
ANN ARBOR-A thorny aerodynamics problem is about to get a Netflix-style big data treatment from a University of Michigan-led team of engineers.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
12.02.2014
Help for a scarred heart: Scarring cells turned to beating muscle
ANN ARBOR-Poets and physicians know that a scarred heart cannot beat the way it used to, but the science of reprogramming cells offers hope-for the physical heart, at least.
Study of Religions
12.02.2014
New program expands Islamic studies in America’s heartland
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
12.02.2014
Poor conditions early in life may lead to health problems for many elderly in the developing world
ANN ARBOR-Well-intended efforts to improve infant and child health in the developing world in the mid-20th century could be linked with increased risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease for people born during this period when they reach older age, a University of Michigan researcher found.
Environmental Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.02.2014
U-M among top Peace Corps schools
U-M among top Peace Corps schools
Jared Wadley, Michigan News, (734) 936-7819, jwadley [a] umich (p) edu or Jessica Mayle, Peace Corps, (312) 353-3406, jmayle [a] peacecorps (p) gov ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan ranke
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
11.02.2014
U-M startup AlertWatch gains FDA clearance to sell patient monitoring software
ANN ARBOR-AlertWatch Inc., a University of Michigan startup, has gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to sell its patient monitoring software to hospitals.
Business/Economics - Event
10.02.2014
Business contest aims to grow entrepreneurial roots in Michigan
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
06.02.2014
Women’s rights are good for men’s health
ANN ARBOR-In societies where women are equal to men, males stand a better chance of living longer, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and colleagues found gender differences in mortality rates are higher in more patriarchal societies. Men living in the top 25 percent most patriarchal societies were 31 percent more likely to die than men in the least patriarchal quartile, compared to mortality rates for women.
Environmental Sciences
05.02.2014
Fuel economy up, vehicle emissions at record low
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. improved in January, while emissions are now at their best mark ever, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Education/Continuing Education
05.02.2014
U-M to join national effort to train 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021
Medicine/Pharmacology
04.02.2014
How states can encourage web-based health care in hospitals
ANN ARBOR-In the first national look at how broadly web-based technologies are being used to provide health care, a University of Michigan researcher has found that 42 percent of U.S. hospitals use some type of "telehealth" approach. The study, published in the February issue of the journal Health Affairs, breaks down adoption rates by state.
Careers/Employment
04.02.2014
Most teen workers spend, not save
ANN ARBOR-High school seniors spend most of their earnings on clothes, music, movies, eating out and other personal expenses.
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
04.02.2014
Global corporate responsibility goes beyond banning bribes
ANN ARBOR-Companies must see combating corruption and promoting human rights as connected and complementary moral duties in the countries where they operate, according to researchers at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Environmental Sciences
03.02.2014
U-M plays integral role in connected vehicle technology research
Francine Romine, (734) 763-4668, fromine [a] umich (p) edu or Bernie DeGroat, (734) 647-1847, bernied [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-The U.S. Department of Transportation's green ligh
Media Sciences/Political Sciences - Pedagogy/Education Science
03.02.2014
U-M professor wins national award for innovative teaching
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
03.02.2014
U-M poll: Detroit bankruptcy was the right decision
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
03.02.2014
Positive feelings about race, ethnicity signal better outcomes for minority youth
ANN ARBOR-Minority youth who feel good about their ethnicity or race exhibit fewer symptoms of depression and emotional and behavior problems, new research suggests. These youths also experience more positive social interactions and better self-esteem, well-being and academic achievement, according to a new meta-analysis summarizing 46 existing studies.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
31.01.2014
Recent gains keep confidence warm in January
Recent gains keep confidence warm in January
Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Surveys of Consumers, (734) 763-5224 or Thomson Reuters PR Hotline: (646) 223-7222, ext.1 ANN ARBOR-Consumer confidence edged
 
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