'Gut'-Throat Competition: Research On Digestive Bacteria Yields Surprising FindingsFrom 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.
UM Center For Geospatial Medicine Gets Federal Grant To Study Diabetes
UM Researchers Identify Potential Target For Anthrax DrugResearchers at the University of Michigan have identified new targets for drugs that could potentially treat anthrax, the deadly infection caused by Bacillus anthracis.
UM Team Finds Cells Critical To Treatment-Resistant AsthmaNew 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.
Global Warming: New Research Blames Economic GrowthIt'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.
Looking Through The 'Glass Transition' On An Ultrafast Time ScaleGlass 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.
UM Study: Docs Less Likely To Prescribe Antidepressants To Depressed MinoritiesAfrican-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.
UM Tops Again In Research Spending At U.S. Public UniversitiesFor 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.
UM Study: State Funding Incentives Foster Collaboration But Raise ConcernsA 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.
UM Study Links Oral Contraceptives, Rising Women's WagesAlthough 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.
Smart Building Exteriors For Reduced Energy Costs, Cleaner EnvironmentWithin 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.
Teachers, Parents Trump Peers In Keeping Teens Engaged In SchoolTeachers 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.
Listen To Solar Storm Activity In New VideoWhat does a solar storm sound like? Take a listen in this video at http://youtu.be/S-saaAyaW0c. 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
Physicians Order Costly, Redundant Neuroimaging for Stroke Patients: UM StudyNeuroimaging for stroke patients may be unnecessarily costly and redundant, contributing to rising costs nationwide for stroke care, according to University of Michigan research.
Sexy Scent Matters To Fruit Flies TooThat 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.