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August 19, 2019


August 9, 2019

Team led by U-M selected to manage national estuary research

A collaborative, multisector team, led by U-M’s Water Center at the Graham Sustainability Institute and the School for Environment and Sustainability has been awarded a five-year, $20 million cooperative agreement to help oversee research at a nationwide network of 29 coastal reserves.

July 29, 2019

Michigan Drug Discovery awards new round of funding, assistance

Michigan Drug Discovery has awarded early-stage funding for three new drug discovery projects by faculty across the University of Michigan, as well as project-management support and mentoring assistance for three early-stage cancer projects funded by the Rogel Cancer Center.

July 29, 2019

Events this week cap 30th anniversary of UROP program

From a leader of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s effort to tackle the opioid crisis, to a recent graduate working with current students on campus while looking for the next learning opportunity, to four undergraduates who came to the University of Michigan not quite sure what to expect from their college experiences, a similar s

July 25, 2019

Study reveals hot spots of environmental injustice in Michigan

A new study by a University of Michigan student team has identified “hot spots” of environmental injustice across the state. U.S. census tracts in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Saginaw, Lansing and Kalamazoo are among the hot spots identified in the study, which was released July 25.

June 5, 2019

U-M research projects contribute $4.77B to economy over 15 years

The University of Michigan contributed $4.77 billion to the national economy through vendor contracts and subcontracts between 2002 and 2017, according to a new report.

More than 4,000 minority-owned, woman-owned and small businesses supplied goods and services to support the U-M research enterprise during that period.

May 9, 2019

Michigan counties struggle to meet need for opioid treatment

More people now die of drug overdoses than car crashes in the state of Michigan, ranking the state among the top third in the country for drug-related deaths.

While medication-based treatments for substance-abuse disorders are effective, there are substantial barriers to accessing care across the state.

April 17, 2019

It can be smart to get a tax refund and to spend it, study shows

Every winter, many Americans file their federal income taxes, calculate their tax refund, and imagine the many things they can spend it on. Will they go out for a nice dinner? Make some home repairs they’ve been putting off? Spruce up their spring wardrobe?

April 15, 2019

HPV rates up for women under 40, boosting cancer risk

Human papillomavirus infection rates are increasing in women born after 1980 who did not receive the HPV vaccine — putting them at higher risk for HPV-related cancers, according to a University of Michigan study.

April 12, 2019

Researchers zero in on best bets for hydrogen fuel cells

As researchers work toward next-generation electric vehicles, they may be hitting their heads on the ceiling of what lithium ion batteries can deliver.

Meanwhile, a team of researchers from the University of Michigan are pushing the performance of a competing electric vehicle technology — hydrogen fuel cells — to new heights.

April 8, 2019

U-M team triumphs in STAT Madness science competition

They may not shoot three-pointers, and only a few of them are over six feet tall, but a team of U-M scientists still took home the title in a March Madness-style competition Sunday.

Their cheering section included not only Michigan fans but also people around the world who have a hearing condition known as tinnitus.

April 4, 2019

U-M researchers use genomic data to map trees that survived ice age

During the last ice age, which peaked around 21,500 years ago, glaciers covered large portions of North America, including the entire Great Lakes region. Once the ice retreated, the land was gradually repopulated by trees that eventually formed dense forests.


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