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Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
11:05
President Schlissel travels to China on his first U-M overseas visit
Social Sciences
24.06.2015
U-M releases results of campus climate survey regarding sexual misconduct
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan students overwhelmingly say they feel safe from sexual misconduct on the Ann Arbor campus, yet about 11 percent of all students- male, female, undergraduates and graduate students-report some form of nonconsensual sexual behavior during the past year.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
23.06.2015
Below-average ’dead zone’ predicted for Chesapeake Bay in 2015
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting a slightly below-average but still significant "dead zone" this summer in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.06.2015
New tech could find tiny RNA cancer beacons in blood
New tech could find tiny RNA cancer beacons in blood
ANN ARBOR-Cancerous tumors cast off tiny telltale genetic molecules known as microRNAs and University of Michigan researchers have come up with an efficient way to detect them in blood. The researchers say their approach could open the door to a single, inexpensive blood test to simultaneously screen for multiple types of cancer-eventually perhaps more than 100 different kinds.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
22.06.2015
Old-school literature search helps ecologist identify puzzling parasite
Old-school literature search helps ecologist identify puzzling parasite
ANN ARBOR-A months-long literature search that involved tracking down century-old scientific papers and translating others from Czech and French helped University of Michigan ecologist Meghan Duffy answer a question she'd wondered about for years. The early studies helped Duffy determine that the microscopic aquatic parasite she first observed as a graduate student, and which her research team had recently collected in more than a dozen southeast Michigan lakes, is the same fungus-like organism that a French biologist first described in 1903.
Literature/Linguistics
22.06.2015
Mobile app helps Chinese kids learn English
Mobile app helps Chinese kids learn English
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan researcher has collaborated on the creation of a mobile app that will help young children in China learn English.
Social Sciences - Environmental Sciences
22.06.2015
Support for cap-and-trade depends on policy design
ANN ARBOR-Public support and implementation success of regional cap-and-trade programs in the United States depends on program design, according to University of Michigan research.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
18.06.2015
Economist David Lam will lead U-M Institute for Social Research
ANN ARBOR-David Lam, one of the world's leading scholars in economic demography, is the new director of the University of Michigan's Institute of Social Research.
Social Sciences
18.06.2015
Most Americans want better fuel economy, however it’s achieved
ANN ARBOR-While nearly all American drivers are at least somewhat concerned about fuel economy, a majority don't care how a vehicle saves fuel-just that it does, say University of Michigan researchers.
Social Sciences - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
18.06.2015
’Complete Streets’ policies more popular in Michigan’s urban areas
ANN ARBOR-Complete Streets, policies that encourage local governments to take all users-pedestrians, cyclists, public transit users and drivers-into account when designing and constructing roads, hav
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
15.06.2015
200 years in the making: U-M Bentley Historical Library unveils new bibliography
200 years in the making: U-M Bentley Historical Library unveils new bibliography
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
11.06.2015
Variations in atmospheric oxygen levels shaped Earth's climate through the ages
Variations in atmospheric oxygen levels shaped Earth’s climate through the ages
ANN ARBOR-Variations in the amount of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere significantly altered global climate throughout the planet's history.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Social Sciences
10.06.2015
U-M class teaches Detroiters how to buy, fix homes
U-M class teaches Detroiters how to buy, fix homes
ANN ARBOR-Peter Allen, who's shared his real estate investing strategies with more than 3,500 University of Michigan students since 1981, turns his attention to Detroit, which he calls "one of the mo
Business/Economics - Pedagogy/Education Science
08.06.2015
U-M receives $4 million for education research training
Psychology
04.06.2015
Black women often cope with infertility alone
ANN ARBOR-African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to experience infertility than their white counterparts, but they often cope with this traumatic issue in silence and isolation, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Environmental Sciences
03.06.2015
Vehicle fuel economy rose in May
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. was up last month-its highest mark since last August, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
03.06.2015
Federal funding extends Great Lakes climate research at U-M, MSU
Federal funding extends Great Lakes climate research at U-M, MSU
ANN ARBOR-Researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University have been awarded $3.65 million from the federal government to continue the study of climate change adaptation and climate variability in the Great Lakes region for another five years.
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
02.06.2015
Most Americans support renewable energy standards
ANN ARBOR-Despite recent attempts in many state legislatures to repeal or weaken renewable energy requirements, a University of Michigan poll finds that a majority of Americans-of every race, income and education level, and religious and political affiliation-support such mandates.
History/Archeology
01.06.2015
Turkey's parliamentary elections 'practically impossible to call'
Turkey’s parliamentary elections ’practically impossible to call’
FACULTY Q&A Turkey's parliamentary elections will be held June 7 amid a weakening economy and concerns that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is becoming too powerful and authoritarian.
Event - Administration/Government
01.06.2015
Livingston Awards announced for young journalists
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
29.05.2015
Spending outlook favorable despite May decline in consumer optimism
ANN ARBOR- Consumer optimism retreated in May as consumers adopted more modest prospects for a rebound following the economy's dismal 1st quarter performance, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Medicine/Pharmacology
29.05.2015
When data is the best medicine
ANN ARBOR-One of the biggest challenges in health care is balancing cost with patient needs. Compounding the problem is a lack of good data and analysis. But Wally Hopp and Jun Li, professors at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, are trying to change that. They applied cost-benefit analyses common in operations management to surgery outcomes.
Business/Economics
28.05.2015
High finance, high anxiety
ANN ARBOR-Studying events like the 2008 financial crisis in hindsight leads many to ask, "How could they have gotten it so wrong?" New research by University of Michigan professor Martin Schmalz f
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
28.05.2015
Rumor-detection software IDs disputed claims on Twitter
ANN ARBOR-A week after the Boston marathon bombing, hackers sent a bogus tweet from the official Twitter handle of the Associated Press. It read: "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured." Before the AP and White House could correct the record, the stock market responded, dropping more than 140 points in a matter of minutes.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
28.05.2015
Local leaders give high marks to road commissions
Social Sciences
27.05.2015
Getting to work: Cities with the longest commutes
ANN ARBOR-A New York minute may be an instant, but for workers in the Big Apple, their commute is anything but.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
27.05.2015
Recycling nuclear waste: U-M helps test advanced reactor design
Recycling nuclear waste: U-M helps test advanced reactor design
ANN ARBOR-An advanced nuclear reactor under development by Hitachi could help solve the nuclear waste problem, and University of Michigan researchers were involved in verifying its safe performance through computer simulations.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
27.05.2015
Pinpointing natural cancer drug's true origins brings sustainable production a step closer
Pinpointing natural cancer drug’s true origins brings sustainable production a step closer
ANN ARBOR-For decades, scientists have known that ET-743, a compound extracted from a marine invertebrate called a mangrove tunicate, can kill cancer cells. The drug has been approved for use in patients in Europe and is in clinical trials in the U.S. Scientists suspected the mangrove tunicate, which is a type of a sea squirt, doesn't actually make ET-743.
Business/Economics
27.05.2015
Using debt to maintain status quo leaves families on rocky road to recovery
ANN ARBOR-Economically vulnerable families are increasingly willing to take on debt to maintain a basic standard of living-a situation that can put them into a deep financial hole, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
26.05.2015
How to explain tropical biodiversity? Cross 'faster evolution' off the list
How to explain tropical biodiversity? Cross ’faster evolution’ off the list
ANN ARBOR-It's been known for more than 150 years that the tropics are home to far greater numbers of animal and plant species than the planet's temperate regions.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environmental Sciences
26.05.2015
Lowering the volume nationwide could reap big savings
ANN ARBOR-Reducing noise pollution in the United States wouldn't just impact hearing but could save $3.9 billion in health care spending by lowering the prevalence of health issues associated with excess noise.
Social Sciences
21.05.2015
U-M researchers share grant to study online learning
Literature/Linguistics
21.05.2015
U-M Library discovers unpublished memoir within new Orson Welles acquisition
ANN ARBOR-Though he is considered by many as one of the world's greatest filmmakers, Orson Welles was an actor, producer, writer and radio broadcaster. He was also notorious for leaving many of his projects unfinished. Perhaps that is what makes the Welles collections at the University of Michigan so intriguing.
Social Sciences
21.05.2015
Feeling disconnected contributes to women’s depression from domestic abuse
ANN ARBOR-Women in abusive relationships feel depressed not only from the violence but from the loss of their sense of belonging, a new University of Michigan study finds. In a new study published in Violence Against Women, researchers examined the relationship between domestic abuse, belongingness and depression of 71 female patients in a Southeast primary care clinic.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
20.05.2015
Homicides have life-changing impacts on young black men in Baltimore
ANN ARBOR-As Baltimore continues to face increased violence since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, new research by the University of Michigan paints a picture of the individual toll of homicide in the beleaguered city.
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
19.05.2015
Holding financial advisers accountable
Holding financial advisers accountable
FACULTY Q&A Dana Muir, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and a noted pensions and retirement funds expert, sheds light
Social Sciences
18.05.2015
Decoding Modi’s Twitter
ANN ARBOR-When social media savvy Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited China, he took a selfie with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Law/Forensics - Administration/Government
15.05.2015
U-M funds six learning transformation grants through Third Century Initiative
Environmental Sciences
15.05.2015
Be current smart: New water safety tips for parents and youth
ANN ARBOR-With summer just around the corner, millions of swimmers will enjoy Michigan's Great Lakes beaches and cool water, but waves and currents can be deadly.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
14.05.2015
Lack of vitamin B12 can cause trouble in school
Lack of vitamin B12 can cause trouble in school
ANN ARBOR-Vitamin B12 deficiency in elementary school children from Bogotá, Colombia, was strongly associated with the students having to repeat a grade and with their number of school absences, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health found. Dr. Eduardo Villamor and team discovered that students deficient in vitamin B12 were at 2.4 times greater risk of repeating a grade, and had 1.9 times more absences than those who were not deficient.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
12.05.2015
Ross MBAs design Miami Dolphins University
Ross MBAs design Miami Dolphins University
MIAMI-Six MBA students from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business came up with a playbook for the Miami Dolphins-a program to help players with their post-career game plans.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
12.05.2015
Are those jerks at work dragging you down?
ANN ARBOR-Sometimes co-workers can enliven your day and even inspire, while others...well, some can be downright soul-crushing. According to new research at the University of Michigan, those jerks at work do more than make you feel bad-they drag down the job performance of people who interact with them.
Pedagogy/Education Science
11.05.2015
Tight family budget may lessen impact of food commercials on children
ANN ARBOR-Young children in households with no financial restraints may be at risk for poor eating habits by watching television commercials about fast food, sugary drinks and salty snacks.
Administration/Government
11.05.2015
Women drivers closing the mileage gap
ANN ARBOR-While men still drive more miles annually, women are slowly catching up, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
07.05.2015
Michigan Society of Fellows names new members
ANN ARBOR-The Michigan Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan has selected 10 new members from nearly 1,000 applicants to serve three-year appointments as postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors, beginning this fall.
Literature/Linguistics
06.05.2015
Former congressman John Dingell donates archive to U-M Bentley Historical Library
Former congressman John Dingell donates archive to U-M Bentley Historical Library
ANN ARBOR-John D. Dingell Jr., who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from December 1955 to January 2015-the longest congressional tenure in U.S. history-has donated the collected materials from his 59 years in office to U-M Bentley Historical Library.
Medicine/Pharmacology
06.05.2015
Naturally occurring amino acid could improve oral health
Naturally occurring amino acid could improve oral health
ANN ARBOR-Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque, which could help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease, researchers at the University of Michigan and Newcastle University have discovered. Alexander Rickard, assistant professor of epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health, and colleagues, discovered that in the lab L-arginine-found in red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products, and is already used in dental products for tooth sensitivity-stopped the formation of dental plaque.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
04.05.2015
Innovate Blue appoints new director to lead entrepreneurial efforts
Environmental Sciences
04.05.2015
Vehicle fuel economy down in April
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. slipped last month, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
01.05.2015
Clinical trials begin for drug developed at U-M, licensed to U-M spinoff
ANN ARBOR-For any biotechnology company, getting the first product out of the lab and into patients in a clinical trial is a major milestone, and a cause for celebration.
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