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  • 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
  • Sunscreen ingredient may prevent medical implant infections

    U-M researchers have discovered that a common ingredient found in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and replacement joints, thus helping to...
    November 13, 2015
  • Drug engineered from bananas shows promise in fighting deadly viruses

    A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but a substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could someday fight off a wide range of viruses, new U-M research suggests.
    November 5, 2015
  • Diabetes increases chance of surgical infection

    Patients with diabetes are 50 percent more likely to have infections at the surgical site than nondiabetics, according to a new U-M study.
    October 29, 2015