University of Michigan research

This photo-illustration depicts glass as it appears when it is heated nearly to the "glass transition temperature," when it is simultaneously composed of fluid, flowing regions and solid-like, rigid domains. Image courtesy of Kevin Kubarych and Matthew Ross, University of Michigan

Looking Through The ‘Glass Transition’ On An Ultrafast Time Scale

Glass is one of civilization’s most valuable and versatile materials. To scientists, it’s also one of the most intriguing, because it displays properties of both solids and liquids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2012

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UM Study: Docs Less Likely To Prescribe Antidepressants To Depressed Minorities

African-Americans and Hispanics with major depressive disorder are less likely to get antidepressants than Caucasian patients, and Medicare and Medicaid patients are less likely to get the newest generation of antidepressants.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/04/2012

The University of Michigan central campus.

UM Tops Again In Research Spending At U.S. Public Universities

For the second straight year, the University of Michigan ranks first in research and development spending among the nation’s public universities and colleges, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. National Science Foundation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2012

The University of Michigan central campus.

UM Study: State Funding Incentives Foster Collaboration But Raise Concerns

A new policy in Michigan that encourages local governments to collaborate and combine operations appears to be working, but it also carries a risk of producing unintended consequences, a new survey by the University of Michigan reports.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2012


UM Study Links Oral Contraceptives, Rising Women’s Wages

Although women continue to lag behind men in pay, the gender wage gap has narrowed considerably since the 1960s. Now a new University of Michigan study is the first to quantify the impact of the pill on women’s labor market advances.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2012

An example design of a smart building exterior. Photo: University of Michigan

Smart Building Exteriors For Reduced Energy Costs, Cleaner Environment

Within the “envelopes” of commercial and residential buildings rests the promise of major, new energy efficiencies in the built-environment, according to University of Michigan researchers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/22/2012

The University of Michigan central campus.

Teachers, Parents Trump Peers In Keeping Teens Engaged In School

Teachers and parents matter more than peers in keeping adolescents engaged in school, according to a new study that counters the widespread belief that peers matter most in the lives of adolescents.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/20/2012

Solar storm measurements. Picture courtesy University of Michigan.

Listen To Solar Storm Activity In New Video

What does a solar storm sound like? Take a listen in this video at It’s a “sonification” of measurements from two spacecraft during the most recent stormThe eerie sounds came from Robert Alexander, a UM design science doctoral student

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2012

An MRI of a human head. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Physicians Order Costly, Redundant Neuroimaging for Stroke Patients: UM Study

Neuroimaging for stroke patients may be unnecessarily costly and redundant, contributing to rising costs nationwide for stroke care, according to University of Michigan research.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2012

Hi, I'm a male Drosophila melanogaster. I like walks on the beach, rotting fruit, and I'm looking for a long-term relationship -- say, 60 to 90 days. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons.)

Sexy Scent Matters To Fruit Flies Too

That cougar in the bar wearing Eau De Available cologne is just following a strategy that works all the way down the food chain to the humble fruit fly. And that “old man smell” is a turn-off among the bugs, too.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/09/2012