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Business/Economics
12:02
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
22.07.2016
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. The ensuing crackdown saw the arrest of about 6,000 soldiers and thousands of prosecutors, police, and judges.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.07.2016
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.
Business/Economics
20.07.2016
Q&A on the Olympics: Will Rio be ready?
ANN ARBOR'The 2016 Summer Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro begin in August.
Politics - Media
18.07.2016
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
14.07.2016
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. A 3-dimensional printer that created a personalized implantable tracheal splint for a baby who stopped breathing every day.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
11.07.2016
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
11.07.2016
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?
Arts and Design
07.07.2016
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. Twelve of them, including athletes and coaches, hail from the Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving programs.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
07.07.2016
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
06.07.2016
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
06.07.2016
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.
Business/Economics
05.07.2016
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. The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold last month was 25.3 mpg'down 0.1 from May.
Life Sciences
04.07.2016
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. "Why don't animals cheat by signaling that they are strong when they are actually weak? In paper wasps, we found that inaccurate signaling produces a cascade of costly social and physiological effects," said University of Michigan evolutionary biologist Elizabeth Tibbetts.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
01.07.2016
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
Astronomy
01.07.2016
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.
Life Sciences
30.06.2016
Powerful defense against free radicals that cause aging, disease
Powerful defense against free radicals that cause aging, disease
ANN ARBOR-Free radicals cause cell damage and death, aging and disease, and scientists have sought new ways to repel them for years. Now, a new University of Michigan study outlines the discovery of a protein that acts as a powerful protectant against free radicals.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
30.06.2016
National Anthem expert debunks famous myths about ’The Star-Spangled Banner’
One of the nation's foremost experts on "The Star-Spangled Banner" is Mark Clague, associate professor of musicology at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Careers/Employment
30.06.2016
Tap into positive energy for a better workday
ANN ARBOR-It's no secret that feeling positive vibes from people you work with makes the job more enjoyable.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
29.06.2016
$8M DOD grant aims to address defense downsizing
ANN ARBOR-Michigan, Ohio and Indiana have lost more than 6,800 defense supply-chain positions in recent years-cuts spurred largely by the ending of two foreign wars and the current federal fiscal environment.
Literature/Linguistics
29.06.2016
HathiTrust at U-M, NFB to make 14M+ books accessible to blind and print-disabled users
ANN ARBOR-More than 14 million digital books will soon be made available to blind and print-disabled users, thanks to a new collaboration involving the National Federation of the Blind and the HathiTrust Digital Library, a digital repository hosted at the University of Michigan.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Politics
27.06.2016
Political pitfalls in handling Ebola may carry over to Zika
ANN ARBOR-If the United States responds to Zika the way it did to Ebola-and early indications are that in many ways it is-the country can expect missteps brought about by a lack of health care coordin
Medicine/Pharmacology
27.06.2016
Women lack confidence in maternity care providers
ANN ARBOR-Every woman who has ever had a baby shower has had to sit through the gruesome war stories about labor and childbirth.
Medicine/Pharmacology
27.06.2016
Heading to the hospital? Even with insurance, it may cost you at least a grand
ANN ARBOR-Even if you have what you might think of as good health insurance, your next hospital stay could cost more than $1,000 out of your pocket.
Business/Economics
24.06.2016
Consumer spending keeps economy afloat in June
ANN ARBOR-Consumers were a bit less optimistic in June due to rising concerns about prospects for the economy, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
21.06.2016
U-M data science projects promise to transform transportation
ANN ARBOR-On-demand, driverless public buses.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.06.2016
Roger Cone named director of U-M Life Sciences Institute
ANN ARBOR-Roger Cone will serve as the new Mary Sue Coleman Director of the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, effective Sept. 1. His appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.06.2016
Hospital ERs play vital role in reducing youth violence in urban communities
ANN ARBOR-Thirty minutes of counseling during an emergency room visit can decrease a young person's involvement in future violent behaviors, researchers at the University of Michigan have found.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.06.2016
Four paths to the end of life-one far more expensive than others-emerge in new study
ANN ARBOR-Last-ditch, high-tech heroic treatments.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
15.06.2016
U-M cyber security startup purchased by FICO
U-M cyber security startup purchased by FICO
ANN ARBOR-QuadMetrics, a cyber risk security startup licensed from the University of Michigan in 2015, announced it has been purchased.
Careers/Employment - Law/Forensics
15.06.2016
’Ban the Box’ leads to increase in employer racial discrimination
ANN ARBOR-"Ban the Box" legislation seeks to open doors to employment for people with criminal records by barring employers from asking about records on employment applications.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
13.06.2016
Race impacts how our perceptions about control over life influences mortality
ANN ARBOR-Having a sense of control over our lives has an impact on when we die, but only if we are white and not black, according to research from the University of Michigan.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
13.06.2016
Chesapeake Bay: Near-average ’dead zone’ forecast for 2016
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan ecologist and colleagues from several institutions are forecasting a near-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2016.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
10.06.2016
Climate warming sometimes--but not always--benefits insect pests
Climate warming sometimes--but not always--benefits insect pests
ANN ARBOR-As the world warms, outbreaks of plant-eating insect pests are expected to intensify, largely because warmer temperatures favor the pest's biology while boosting growth of the plants they eat.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
09.06.2016
U-Michigan and partners predict average ’dead zone’ for Gulf of Mexico in 2016
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan researcher and colleagues from several institutions are forecasting an average but still large "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico this year.
Business/Economics
06.06.2016
Big-box retail work has its benefits
ANN ARBOR-With the rise of the big-box retailer in the past four decades, many are concerned that U.S. middle-class jobs in manufacturing have been replaced by minimum-wage jobs in retail.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
06.06.2016
Word choice: Hidden meanings can influence our judgment
ANN ARBOR-Why is it worse when someone causes work for us rather than produces work for us? Why does each word prompt a different interpretation of "work," with "caused" work seeming burdensome and "p
Environment/Sustainable Development
03.06.2016
Fuel economy on the rise
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. during May was at its highest level since July 2015, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Administration/Government
03.06.2016
Puerto Rico bankruptcy protection: U-M expert says it’s long overdue
FACULTY Q&A After months of negotiation, U.S. House Republicans introduced a bill that would help Puerto Rico deal with its $72 million debt that has crippled its economy, setting rules that would allow it to seek bankruptcy protection.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
02.06.2016
Most kids in India lack timely vaccinations
ANN ARBOR-Two-thirds of children in India do not receive their vaccinations on time, prolonging their susceptibility to diseases and contributing to untimely deaths, say University of Michigan researchers.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
01.06.2016
Seeking remedies for the ’socioecological pathology’ of wildfire risk
ANN ARBOR-The nearly intractable problem of wildfire risk in temperate forests of the western U.S. and elsewhere can be seen as a disease stemming from complex and problematic interactions between society and ecological systems.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
31.05.2016
ACA boosts coverage for blacks, Hispanics
ANN ARBOR-The Affordable Care Act has reduced racial and ethnic disparities in health insurance coverage, although substantial disparities remain, a new study shows.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
31.05.2016
Persons with diabetes face financial stress, often sacrifice health care and food
ANN ARBOR-Some of the current fixes aimed at reducing the financial burden of chronic illness-including the ability to enroll in a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act-are not enough to save those with diabetes from the stress of having to figure out how to manage their health and put food on the table.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
31.05.2016
Diabetics face financial stress, often sacrifice health care and food
ANN ARBOR-Some of the current fixes aimed at reducing the financial burden of chronic illness-including the ability to enroll in a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act-are not enough to save those with diabetes from the stress of having to figure out how to manage their health and put food on the table.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
27.05.2016
Consumer confidence rebounds in May: Renewed strength in personal finances
ANN ARBOR- Consumer sentiment rebounded in May to its highest level in the last nine months.
Sport Sciences
27.05.2016
Game feeds soccer’s growth in the US
ANN ARBOR-The popularity of soccer in the United States has grown exponentially in the past decade due to increased media exposure, demographic changes and the proliferation of social media.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
25.05.2016
Oldest well-documented Blanding's turtle recaptured at U-M reserve at age 83
Oldest well-documented Blanding’s turtle recaptured at U-M reserve at age 83
ANN ARBOR-A female Blanding's turtle believed to be at least 83 years old was captured at a University of Michigan forest reserve this week. Researchers say it is the oldest well-documented Blanding's turtle and one of the oldest-known freshwater turtles.
Architecture - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
24.05.2016
U-M to represent US, Detroit at Venice Biennale, world's top architecture show
U-M to represent US, Detroit at Venice Biennale, world’s top architecture show
ANN ARBOR-With eight faculty participants representing three different countries, the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning will take center stage at the world's top architecture show this summer.
Business/Economics
24.05.2016
Gig economy: Entrepreneurs need not apply
ANN ARBOR-The public response to the sharing economy such as ride-sharing platforms has become increasingly vitriolic over the last few years with protests emerging from Philadelphia to Paris.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
23.05.2016
Vehicle automation: Most drivers still want to retain at least some control
ANN ARBOR-Despite greater coverage of driverless technology advancements the past couple of years, most Americans still prefer to drive themselves-at least partially, say University of Michigan researchers.
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