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UM Study: Michigan Courts Use HIV Disclosure Laws To Punish The Poor

Michigan’s felony HIV disclosure law is a tool to control and punish marginalized and poor individuals in criminal court cases, according to new University of Michigan findings.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/13/2012


Answer Isn’t Always ‘On The Tip Of The Tongue’ For Older Folks

Has your memory failed you today, such as struggling to recall a word that’s “on the tip of your tongue?” If so, you’re not alone.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/17/2012

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Global Science: UM Prof Says U.S. Still In The Game

Globalization is a benefit to U.S. scientific achievement, not a threat. That’s the conclusion of a new book that weighs the evidence from a number of recent surveys to answer its title question: “Is American Science in Decline?”

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2012


Food Fight Or Romantic Dinner? Communication In Couples Key To Improving Men’s Diets

Married men will eat their peas to keep the peace, but many aren’t happy about it, and may even binge on unhealthy foods away from home, according to new University of Michigan research.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2012


‘Fertilizing’ Bone Marrow Helps Explain Why Some Cancer Spreads To Bones

Researchers found that administering a common chemotherapy drug before bone tumors took root actually fertilized the bone marrow, enabling cancer cells, once introduced, to seed and grow more easily.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2012

‘Gut’-Throat Competition: Research On Digestive Bacteria Yields Surprising Findings

From tiny villages in developing nations to suburban kitchens in the United States, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year. Now, new research from the University of Michigan Health System gives scientists a better understanding of what is going on in the diarrhea-wracked guts of its victims, and what might be done to prevent or treat it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2012


UM Center For Geospatial Medicine Gets Federal Grant To Study Diabetes

ANN ARBOR — The Center for Geospatial Medicine at the University of Michigan is working to reduce death and disability from Type 2 diabetes under a grant announced today as part the nation’s 2010 health care […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/08/2012


UM Researchers Identify Potential Target For Anthrax Drug

Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified new targets for drugs that could potentially treat anthrax, the deadly infection caused by Bacillus anthracis.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/08/2012

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UM Team Finds Cells Critical To Treatment-Resistant Asthma

New research from the University of Michigan Health System may help explain what’s going on in the lungs of steroid-resistant individuals. The findings could aid the development of new treatment options, and of better ways to identify people at risk of becoming steroid-resistant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/07/2012

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Global Warming: New Research Blames Economic Growth

It’s a message no one wants to hear: To slow down global warming, we’ll either have to put the brakes on economic growth or transform the way the world’s economies work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2012