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Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
$4.8M NIH grant addresses environmental influences on child health
ANN ARBOR'The University of Michigan is part of a new research initiative to investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development'from conception through early childhood-influences the health of children and adolescents. A $4.8 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health was awarded to Michigan State University with collaborators from U-M, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
U-M Clements Library acquires rare, previously unknown hand-drawn map of Detroit
U-M Clements Library acquires rare, previously unknown hand-drawn map of Detroit
ANN ARBOR'A recently discovered primary-source document providing new information about Detroit's early history is now part of the University of Michigan's WilliamL.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
Thumb-area teachers to help U-M scientists dig mastodon bones
ANN ARBOR'Ten Thumb-area teachers will help University of Michigan paleontologists unearth the remains of an 11,000- to 13,000-year-old mastodon next month in Tuscola County, Mich.
Compared with Europe, American teens have high rates of illicit drug use
ANN ARBOR?American youths in 10th grade have a high illicit drug use compared to their European counterparts, but have among the lowest rates of drinking and smoking, according to a new study.
Literature/Linguistics - Careers/Employment
Former Congressman David Camp donates papers to U-M Bentley Historical Library
Former Congressman David Camp donates papers to U-M Bentley Historical Library
ANN ARBOR'Dave Camp, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 2015, has donated the collected materials from his 24 years in office to the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library.
Federal automated vehicle guidelines: U-Michigan statement
ANN ARBOR'The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today its Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, intended to facilitate the responsible introduction of automated vehicles to make transportation safer, cleaner, more accessible and more efficient.
Arts and Design
U-M orchestra to perform new critical editions of Gershwin masterpieces
U-M orchestra to perform new critical editions of Gershwin masterpieces
ANN ARBOR'The University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Michigan will perform two George Gershwin masterpieces?"An American in Paris" (1928) and "Concerto in F" (1925)?in new critical editions that reveal, for the first time in decades, the composer's original intent for the works.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
Mercury contamination prevalent in western North America
Mercury contamination prevalent in western North America
ANN ARBOR?Mercury contamination is widespread across western North America in the air, soil, lake sediments, plants, fish and wildlife, according to an international research team that included a University of Michigan biologist.
Pregnant women, new moms needed for study on returning to running after childbirth
ANN ARBOR?University of Michigan researchers will look at childbirth as an athletic event in order to develop guidelines for women who want to start running again after having a child. "During childbirth, there are injuries to the body that are like any other athletic trauma, but we don't treat them that way," said avid runner Jessica Deneweth, assistant research scientist and director of the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
Revving the microbial engine: Horsepower versus fuel efficiency in bacterial genomes
Revving the microbial engine: Horsepower versus fuel efficiency in bacterial genomes
ANN ARBOR?Microbes that can reproduce rapidly in times of plenty have an evolutionary stockpile of extra genes that allows them to quickly respond to changing conditions such as oil spills or outbreaks of intestinal diseases.
Computer Science/Telecom - Medicine/Pharmacology
U-M, Yottabyte partner to accelerate data-intensive research
ANN ARBOR'A strategic partnership between the University of Michigan and software company Yottabyte promises to unleash a new wave of data-intensive research by providing a flexible computing cloud for complex computational analyses of sensitive and restricted data. The Yottabyte Research Cloud will provide scientists high-performance, secure and flexible computing environments that enable the analysis of sensitive data sets restricted by federal privacy laws, proprietary access agreements or confidentiality requirements.
Environment/Sustainable Development
Vehicle fuel economy fell during August
ANN ARBOR'Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. last dropped slightly, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Computer Science/Telecom - Physics/Materials Science
Detecting and correcting factory faults, cyberattacks in real time
ANN ARBOR?Spotting a glitch on the factory floor in real time'and reconfiguring around it'are the goals of a new $4 million project led by University of Michigan engineering researchers.
Good first impression of teachers matter less than lesson quality
ANN ARBOR'Good instructors, have no fear: you can make up for a bad first impression. A new University of Michigan study shows that while our first impressions of educators might affect our ratings of them, ultimately the quality of their instruction matters the most in student evaluations.
Politics - Administration/Government
Q&A: Former ambassador discusses Brazil impeachment vote
ANN ARBOR?Brazil is enduring its deepest political crisis in decades, with President Dilma Rousseff facing an impeachment vote today.
Vaping: U.S. teens lured by flavors, not nicotine
ANN ARBOR?Whether their preference is Belgian waffle, kettle corn, sweet tea or endless other choices, it's the flavor'not the nicotine'that entices U.S. teens to vape, a new University of Michigan study indicated. Vaping prevalence among youth has grown exponentially in recent years, but what substances youth vape is largely unknown.
Consumer confidence in holding pattern in August
ANN ARBOR?Consumers were a bit less optimistic in August than one month or even one year ago, although consumer confidence remains at a reasonably high level, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Environment/Sustainable Development
Biofuels increase, rather than decrease, heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions
ANN ARBOR'A new study from University of Michigan researchers challenges the widely held assumption that biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are inherently carbon neutral. Contrary to popular belief, the heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas emitted when biofuels are burned is not fully balanced by the CO2 uptake that occurs as the plants grow, according to a study by research professor John DeCicco and co-authors at the U-M Energy Institute.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
U-M startup Fusion Coolant raises $1.25 million
ANN ARBOR?Fusion Coolant Systems, a University of Michigan spinout based in Canton, announced it has raised $1.25 million in its first close of Series B funding.
Social Sciences
U-M study: Some black men face discrimination on a weekly basis
ANN ARBOR?Others being afraid of you as you walk by. Shopping in a store and being followed by an employee.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
Biological invasions threaten biodiversity, economy in developing countries
ANN ARBOR?Invasions from alien plants, animals and pathogens threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents in some of the world's poorest nations, according to a new study by an international research team including a University of Michigan biologist. One-sixth of the global land surface is highly vulnerable to invasion, including substantial areas in developing countries and biodiversity hotspots, according to a study published online Aug.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
Driverless vehicle startups move into U-M incubator
ANN ARBOR'Three high-potential companies from the West Coast?Zendrive, PolySync and Civil Maps'will join TechLab at Mcity this fall, moving resources to develop their driverless vehicle technologies in Ann Arbor.
Social Sciences
Assisted housing segregation may reduce children’s chances for upward mobility
ANN ARBOR?Children might find it particularly difficult to escape poverty if they live someplace where government-assisted housing is segregated across neighborhoods.
Careers/Employment - Environment/Sustainable Development
Co-working spaces: Where everyone knows your name
ANN ARBOR'We often envy the remote or freelance worker who saves time commuting and dressing up, but rarely do we consider how many might feel isolated and socially adrift.
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
Female scientists to sample plastics in all five Great Lakes
ANN ARBOR?Female scientists from the U.S. and Canada will set sail Aug. 20 on all five Great Lakes and connecting waterways to sample plastic debris pollution and to raise public awareness about the issue.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Medicine/Pharmacology
Motorized prosthetics improves lives of amputees
ANN ARBOR'When asked about her chosen field, Deanna Gates, director of the Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Michigan, always joked that she wanted to make Luke Skywalker's hand.
Toyota Research Institute partners with U-M to accelerate artificial intelligence research
$22 million investment to begin research collaborations focused on autonomous vehicles and advanced robotics projects ANN ARBOR?Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous dr
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
Smoking greatly reduces life expectancy for those with serious mental illness
ANN ARBOR?Smokers with serious mental illness have their lives cut short by about 15 years, compared with people who have never smoked and who do not have serious mental illness, research from the University of Michigan shows.
Environment/Sustainable Development
Vehicle fuel economy rose last month
ANN ARBOR'Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. during July ticked upward, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Sport Sciences - Politics
Q&A on the Olympics with Andrei Markovits: Why Rio needs the Olympics now more than ever
Andrei Markovits ANN ARBOR'For the next two weeks, the world's attention will be focused on Brazil and the Olympic Games.
Michigan life science innovators: Apply now for funds to kickstart an idea
ANN ARBOR'Many medical research teams around Michigan have ideas that hold real potential to help patients and generate jobs.
Environment/Sustainable Development
Republicans increasingly noncommittal on global warming
ANN ARBOR'The number of Americans who believe there is no evidence of global warming hit its lowest level in eight years, yet more Republicans are unsure that there is evidence of climate change even as 2016 is shaping up as the warmest year on record.
July consumer confidence: Improved finances, low interest rates support spending
ANN ARBOR?Consumers were a bit less optimistic in July than one month or one year ago, although consumer confidence remains at a reasonably high level, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
Sports protect teen athletes from abusing opioids, heroin
ANN ARBOR'Teen athletes are not as likely to abuse prescription painkillers or heroin as non-athletes, according to a new University of Michigan study published this week in the journal Pediatrics.
Companies flee audit firms who lose big clients, flock to those who win them
ANN ARBOR'Big accounting firms rely on big-name clients to make a profit and build credibility. So how bad is it when a firm loses an industry leader client in its audit business due to performance?
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
Q&A: An attempted coup in Turkey opened the door for opposition’s purge
ANN ARBOR- A failed attempt by Turkey's military to oust President Tayyip Erdogan on July 15 left more than 200 people dead and hundreds injured.
Walk this way: Low-income moms could see health benefits
ANN ARBOR'Low-income urban mothers place a low priority on walking because of their desire to focus on other daily tasks and responsibilities, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Q&A on the Olympics: Will Rio be ready?
ANN ARBOR'The 2016 Summer Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro begin in August. But the games have been plagued by a host of unexpected problems including: A catastrophic economic crisis; political upheaval after Brazil President Dilma Rousseff was impeached; and the emergence of the Zika virus.
Politics - Media
Crucial party time: Republicans, Democrats need to unify at political conventions
ANN ARBOR'It's the televised pep rally intended to unify a political party.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
U-M to help White House, NIH advance precision medicine
ANN ARBOR'A tool that helps determine if someone with diabetes could manage it better with drugs or diet and exercise.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
U-M, international research team explore genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes
ANN ARBOR'New research from a large international team of scientists offers a more complete picture of the genes responsible for type 2 diabetes, demonstrating that previously identified common alleles shared by many in the world are the biggest culprits'not the less common variants some scientists had hypothesized might play a large role in who gets the disease.
Earth Sciences
To the breaking point: Testing ideas about the evolution of long-necked sauropod dinosaurs
ANN ARBOR? Sauropod dinosaurs were the largest land-dwelling animals of all time, with highly elongated necks and tails that were held suspended above the ground. Holding up such massive body parts would have placed huge stresses on the spine, especially at the flexible joints between the vertebrae. How was the sauropod skeleton able to bear such tremendous loads without causing injury or compromising mobility? The structure of the neck joints may hold clues.
Arts and Design
U-M athletes ready for the Rio Olympics
ANN ARBOR'A group of 23 competitors with University of Michigan connections punched their tickets to the 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympics that start next month in Brazil.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
U-M researchers, partners predict smaller harmful algal bloom for western Lake Erie in 2016
ANN ARBOR?University of Michigan researchers and their partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a less severe harmful algal bloom in 2016 than last year's record­-setting event.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
Promise of shared patient data uncertain
ANN ARBOR'The vision for broad sharing of clinical data through Health Information Exchanges is a bit hazy, according to two University of Michigan research studies that show the number of public exch
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
Not a ’happy’ meal: A la carte can be healthier option
ANN ARBOR?Selecting the value meal or combo option at your favorite restaurant may save a few cents, but it isn't the healthiest option compared to choosing items a la carte. A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan, York College and Virginia Tech University found that consumers make healthier decisions when they choose food items individually rather than a combination meal with pre-determined items.
Vehicle fuel economy in the U.S. slips in June
ANN ARBOR'Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. during June dipped slightly, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Life Sciences
Dishonesty is aggressively punished in the world of paper wasps
Dishonesty is aggressively punished in the world of paper wasps
ANN ARBOR-Is honesty really the best policy? Isn't it more beneficial to cheat, if you can get away with it? A study from the insect world provides a new perspective on honest communication by showing that paper wasps that send dishonest signals are aggressively punished, and the drubbing can have long-term impacts.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
Grant will accelerate study of environmental impacts on health
ANN ARBOR-A $7.5 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to the University of Michigan School of Public Health will advance research on the effects of enviro
Arrival at Jupiter: U-M engineer involved in historic Juno mission
ANN ARBOR-After a five-year journey to Jupiter, the Juno spacecraft will enter orbit around the gas giant world on Monday.
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