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  • Lead exposure changes gut microbiota, increases chance for obesity

    Exposure to lead during early development can alter the gut microbiota, increasing the chances for obesity in adulthood, researchers from the U-M School of Public Health have found.
    March 17, 2016
  • Gender gap at work reflects political views of boss

    An organization's level of gender inequality may reflect its managers' political ideology, according to a nationwide study of male law partners by a U-M professor.
    March 10, 2016
  • A new weapon in the fight against children's brain tumors

    Children with brain cancer may soon get some help from mice with the same disease, thanks to new research from University of Michigan Medical School scientists and their colleagues.
    March 3, 2016
  • Policy numbers

    A University of Michigan lab is partnering with state government to harness the power of big data to shape policy and essentially improve the welfare of Michigan.
    February 24, 2016
  • Size does matter

    It is believed that animals whose brains are large relative to their body size are highly intelligent. A new University of Michigan study supports that theory.
    February 18, 2016
  • Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction

    For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe.
    February 12, 2016
  • Was that my phone?

    U-M researchers found that people with higher attachment anxiety—high levels of insecurity in interpersonal relationships—are more prone to phantom cell phone rings and notifications.
    January 22, 2016
  • Asian carp could cause some Lake Erie fish to decline, others to increase

    If they successfully invade Lake Erie, Asian carp could eventually account for about a third of the total weight of fish in the lake and could cause declines in most fish species—including prized...
    January 5, 2016
  • Higher cigarette taxes linked to fewer infant deaths

    U-M researchers found that for every $1 tax increase per pack of cigarettes, about two infant deaths were averted each day.
    December 3, 2015
  • Brains in space

    A U-M researcher is working with NASA to shed some light on how the brain changes and responds to microgravity.
    November 19, 2015