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Medicine/Pharmacology
14:02
Better targeting in prevention could help curb TB infections in low-income, low-HIV countries
ANN ARBOR-Treating members of a household known to be infected with tuberculosis could prevent more new cases than screening and treating the community at large, according to an analysis led by a University of Michigan researcher.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
19.10.2017
U-M looks to identify men in rare African-American Civilian Conservation Corps collection
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library has recently acquired 30 rare photos from two African-American Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Michigan during the Great Depression: the Bitely and Free Soil camps.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
19.10.2017
Leinweber Foundation gives $8M for physics center in U-M's College of Literature. and the Arts
Leinweber Foundation gives $8M for physics center in U-M’s College of Literature. and the Arts
ANN ARBOR-An $8 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation will expand opportunities for students and faculty from the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics in the University of Michigan's College of Literature.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.10.2017
Reducing salt in restaurant food: Some progress made but more needed
ANN ARBOR-Restaurants are reducing sodium in some newer items on their menus, but when it comes to existing fare and use of sodium overall there has been little change, according to research led by the University of Michigan.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
18.10.2017
A better way to produce metal-organic frameworks
ANN ARBOR-Metal-organic frameworks are porous materials that can absorb incredible amounts of substances, and researchers hope to use them to mop up pollutants or as part of fuel cells that store hydrogen gas.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
17.10.2017
Refugees infuse up to $295M a year in southeast Michigan economy
Global Detroit, U-M release study of last 10 years of refugee resettlement in the region ANN ARBOR-Every year, refugees to southeast Michigan contribute up to $295 million to the region's economy, ac
Careers/Employment - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.10.2017
U-M Tech Transfer reports record number of new inventions
ANN ARBOR-A startup that assists in the medical procedure called intubation and one that's developed a brain wave interpretation system that allows one to move devices like a car with their thoughts are among a crop of a dozen new University of Michigan startups.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
16.10.2017
Doubling the power of the world's most intense laser
Doubling the power of the world’s most intense laser
ANN ARBOR-The most intense laser in the world is about to get a power upgrade with $2 million from the National Science Foundation.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
12.10.2017
U-M Solar Car's second-place finish best in team history in Australia
U-M Solar Car’s second-place finish best in team history in Australia
ADELAIDE, Australia-In an innovative, bullet-shaped car, the University of Michigan Solar Car Team took an historic second place today in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, an 1,800-mile race across the Australian Outback.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
11.10.2017
Beyond EPA’s Clean Power decision: Climate action window could close as early as 2023
ANN ARBOR-As the Trump administration repeals the U.S. Clean Power Plan, a new study from the University of Michigan underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions-from both environmental and economic perspectives. For the U.S.'s most energy-hungry sectors-automotive and electricity-the study identifies timetables for action, after which the researchers say it will be too late to stave off a climate tipping point.
Business/Economics
09.10.2017
Oops! Some consumers ’lose’ or break iPhone when new model becomes available
ANN ARBOR-Rationality often goes out the window when new iPhones become available, as some consumers lose or break their fully functional current iPhones for an upgrade, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Michigan, Columbia University and Harvard University say carelessness and neglect toward currently owned products stem from a desire to justify the attainment of a new, enhanced product without appearing wasteful.
Environment/Sustainable Development
09.10.2017
Sowing wheat earlier can help increase yields in India
ANN ARBOR-Yield gaps in wheat production in India can be countered with an earlier sowing date, says a University of Michigan researcher. Using a new way to measure wheat yields, Meha Jain, assistant professor at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, found that the wheat produce in eastern Indo-Gangetic Plains, India's main wheat growing region, can grow by 110 percent if the best farm management practices, including earlier sow dates, are implemented.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
05.10.2017
Soil holds potential to slow global warming, two studies show
Soil holds potential to slow global warming, two studies show
ANN ARBOR-If you want to do something about global warming, look under your feet. Managed well, soil's ability to trap carbon dioxide is potentially much greater than previously estimated, according to researchers who say the resource could "significantly" offset increasing global emissions. The scientists also call for a reversal of federal cutbacks to related research programs to learn more about this valuable resource.
Careers/Employment
05.10.2017
How to split equity equitably for your startup
ANN ARBOR-It's a question every startup struggles with-how to divide the equity before a product, an app or service is developed? Startup founders are often compensated initially with equity shares until the business starts making money, and equally splitting shares seems like the default. Equally splitting these shares can create problems such as free-riding behavior.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
04.10.2017
U-M startup marks milestone in drug therapy for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
ANN ARBOR-Two boys under treatment outside the United States for Duchenne muscular dystrophy-an X-linked disease that affects only boys and young men-met key milestones while on Carmeseal-MD, a drug developed by a University of Michigan startup.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.10.2017
Pathway in neurons may contribute to neurodegenerative disease
Pathway in neurons may contribute to neurodegenerative disease
ANN ARBOR-An injury pathway in the neurons of fruit flies may cause the loss of synapses in diseases such as Alzheimer's and ALS, according to University of Michigan researchers. This pathway, called DLK, has received recent attention as a candidate drug target because it contributes to the deterioration of damaged neurons.
Social Sciences
03.10.2017
Social action may give youth a career edge
ANN ARBOR-At a time when race and inequality are in the headlines daily, it seems, researchers from the University of Michigan and Clemson University find that addressing these issues can help disadvantaged students build a critical consciousness that can lead to success in adulthood. Newly published research in Developmental Psychology suggests that social action may aid these youth in long-term career development, if educators help them meet challenges head on.
Life Sciences
03.10.2017
Deep sleep critical for visual learning
Deep sleep critical for visual learning
ANN ARBOR-Remember those "Magic Eye" posters from the 1990s? You let your eyes relax, and out of the tessellating structures, a 3-D image of a dolphin or a yin yang or a shark would emerge.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
03.10.2017
Mere talk of trade policy change can cost consumers
ANN ARBOR-There's been no shortage of trade talk since the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump, who wants to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement and has complained about aspects of trade with China.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
03.10.2017
U-M launches new Precision Health research initiative
Researchers across campus will combine biomedical expertise with big data and social science approaches to tailor health solutions for the population ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan has launched
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
03.10.2017
Solar car race: Live coverage begins soon
ANN ARBOR-In a bullet-shaped car powered by the sun, the nation's top solar car team from the University of Michigan will soon race across Australia in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
29.09.2017
Consumers demonstrate resilience
ANN ARBOR-Consumer sentiment slipped in September due to the expected impact of the hurricanes on the economy and on gas prices. Importantly, the impact was quite small and has already begun to fade, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. In the past year, there has been a long list of issues that could have derailed consumer confidence, including the unprecedented partisan divide, North Korea, Charlottesville, as well as the hurricanes, said U-M economist Richard Curtin, director of the surveys.
Business/Economics
28.09.2017
Exchange rate devaluations hit poor households
ANN ARBOR-As the value of a British pound fell under a euro this summer a year after the Brexit vote, tourists certainly took notice.
Social Sciences - Media
27.09.2017
Study challenges ’slacktivism’ among young adults
ANN ARBOR-Young people who share social cause videos may actually be motivated to volunteer in the future, contrary to the popular image of them as "slacktivists.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
26.09.2017
Interactive web tool shows potential impact of tobacco policies
ANN ARBOR-If the minimum age for buying tobacco legally were changed to 21, it could save more than 35,000 lives in Texas, 15,000 in Florida and more than 12,000 in Michigan by 2100, according to a new web application. The Tobacco Control Policy (TCP) tool shows that raising the minimum age to 21 nationwide would save 306,000 lives.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Social Sciences
26.09.2017
A record number of Americans viewed the 2017 solar eclipse
ANN ARBOR-Eighty-eight percent of American adults viewed the August total solar eclipse directly or electronically.
Medicine/Pharmacology
26.09.2017
One in five teens report having had a concussion in their lifetime
ANN ARBOR - A new University of Michigan study confirms what many hospital emergency rooms nationwide are seeing: Teens playing contact sports suffer from concussions. In fact, one out of five teens reported at least one concussion diagnosis during their lifetime, and 5.5 percent have had more than one concussion, the study indicated.
Business/Economics
25.09.2017
Maintaining high status can spur bribery
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Psychology
25.09.2017
For a better ’I,’ there needs to be a supportive ’we’
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.09.2017
'Labyrinth' chip could help monitor aggressive cancer stem cells
’Labyrinth’ chip could help monitor aggressive cancer stem cells
ANN ARBOR-Inspired by the Labyrinth of Greek mythology, a new chip etched with fluid channels sends blood samples through a hydrodynamic maze to separate out rare circulating cancer cells into a relatively clean stream for analysis.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
19.09.2017
New Urban Collaboratory tackles emerging city challenges
ANN ARBOR-More residents without cars could get to jobs and training programs through a more strategic public transit system-one that supports the newest mobility technologies and the design of citywide mobility hubs.
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.09.2017
Road deaths: US rates higher than Europe, lower than Middle East, Africa
ANN ARBOR-The contribution of road deaths to all deaths in the United States doesn't even crack the top 100 among all nations worldwide, say University of Michigan researchers.
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
15.09.2017
A carbon tax would not cause too much grief at the gas pump
ANN ARBOR-A new report from the University of Michigan Energy Survey offers insight into how American consumers would react to a carbon tax.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
14.09.2017
Chinese infants not getting measles protection from moms
ANN ARBOR-Mothers in China are not passing on protective antibodies against measles to their infants, leaving children under 8 months-the age at which vaccine is first administered-vulnerable to the disease, researchers at the University of Michigan have found. Further, the level of protective antibodies decreased with age, with almost all infants lacking maternal antibodies at 3 months old.
Physics/Materials Science - Life Sciences
12.09.2017
Bionic heart tissue: U-M part of $20M center
Bionic heart tissue: U-M part of $20M center
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan is partnering on an ambitious $20 million project to grow new heart tissue for cardiac patients.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12.09.2017
’Superbug’ bacteria gang up on us, fueled by antibiotic use
ANN ARBOR-What's worse than getting exposed to a kind of bacteria that modern antibiotics can‘t kill' Getting exposed to more than one-because they may work together to cause an infection, new research suggests. And trying different antibiotics to control one such "superbug" may only encourage others lurking nearby, according to new findings made in hundreds of nursing home patients by a team from the University of Michigan.
History/Archeology - Environment/Sustainable Development
11.09.2017
Mastodon discovered near Grand Rapids to be donated to U-M
ANN ARBOR-A female mastodon discovered near Grand Rapids will provide researchers another data point in the history of the elephant relatives in Michigan. A crew from Eagle Creek Homes excavating a road through a future housing development found the remains in Byron Township near Grand Rapids Aug. 31.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
08.09.2017
Hurricanes drive immigration to the US--helped by green cards
ANN ARBOR-When hurricanes hit other countries, the United States often sees a bump in migration into the country-and the biggest hike in migration rates happen from countries that already have a strong population established in the U.S.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
08.09.2017
Legalizing marijuana should not include smoked form, say U-M experts
ANN ARBOR-As several states continue the debate over legalizing marijuana for recreational use, three University of Michigan researchers urge policymakers to take lessons learned from the dangers of cigarette smoking into account and consider legalizing only noncombustible forms of the drug.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
07.09.2017
Due to climate change, one-third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070
ANN ARBOR-The Earth's changing climate could cause the extinction of up to a third of its parasite species by 2070, according to a global analysis reported Sept. 6 Advances. Parasite loss could dramatically disrupt ecosystems, and the new study suggests that they are one of the most threatened groups of life on Earth.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
07.09.2017
Tooth trouble: Many middle-aged adults report dental pain, poor prevention
ANN ARBOR-The dental health of middle-aged Americans faces a lot of problems right now, and an uncertain future to come, according to new results from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
06.09.2017
Renewable energy policy: Americans support ’net energy metering’
ANN ARBOR-About three out of every four Americans support hotly debated net energy metering policies, which allow residents with wind turbines and solar panels to sell excess energy back to the grid at retail rates, according to a national poll by University of Michigan researchers.
Psychology
05.09.2017
Kids and high-intensity drinking
ANN ARBOR-About 2 percent of kids 14 to 16 years old report high-intensity drinking-drinking 10 or more drinks in a row-in the last two weeks, according to a University of Michigan study. The study is the first to report the prevalence of this type of drinking among young adolescents. The study examined high-intensity drinking among 14- and 16-year-olds in the United States.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
01.09.2017
U-M Surveys of Consumers: Improved personal finances
ANN ARBOR-Consumer sentiment has remained largely unchanged at very favorable levels since the start of 2017, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Medicine/Pharmacology
31.08.2017
High-impact pain does not impact all Americans the same
ANN ARBOR-A large number of Americans live with chronic pain, which can limit their quality of life and leads some to seek relief from potentially dangerous opioid medications. New research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health shows the most debilitating pain hits hardest among people who have the fewest financial resources.
Computer Science/Telecom - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.08.2017
’Learning database’ speeds queries from hours to seconds
ANN ARBOR-A tool that makes large databases work smarter, not harder, could unlock the potential of big data to drive medical research, inform business decisions and speed up a slew of other applications that today are mired in a worldwide data glut.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.08.2017
Discrimination leads older Chinese-Americans to consider suicide at high rates
ANN ARBOR-Elderly Chinese-Americans feel helpless when faced with racial biases and become twice as likely to consider suicide than those who don't encounter similar discrimination, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Administration/Government - Law/Forensics
30.08.2017
’Right to privacy’ as a fundamental right in India
India's Supreme Court found itself deliberating a question that has been asked many times recently: Is privacy a fundamental legal right for 1.34 billion people? And it unanimously voted yes.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
24.08.2017
U-M partners in project to create digital encyclopedia of thousands of 3-D vertebrate specimens
U-M partners in project to create digital encyclopedia of thousands of 3-D vertebrate specimens
ANN ARBOR-A $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will launch oVert, a new initiative to "teleport" museum specimens from their shelves to the Internet by CT scanning 20,000 vertebrat
Computer Science/Telecom
22.08.2017
Accelerating the mobile web: ’Vroom’ software could double its speed
ANN ARBOR-Despite that most web traffic today comes from smartphones and tablets, the mobile web remains inconveniently slow.
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