U-M researchers have found that the current theory of an internal mechanism controlling our sleep is, "frankly, wrong."
If a single Regent had switched his vote 150 years ago, U-M would stand in a very different place.
Oprah features a U-M alum with her book club, while an alumna who flew in World War Two earns a belated Congressional Gold Medal. Plus: flu science, self-healing concrete, the football/dementia link, and more.
"In the coming years, U.S. consumers will save more and spend less," said U-M economist Richard Curtin. "The recovery will be slow and uneven, and it could take a decade or more for consumers to restore their sense of financial security to pre-recession levels."
Modern tissue engineering developed at the University of Michigan Health System could improve the function of prosthetic hands and possibly restore the sense of touch for injured patients.
As the U-M Law School celebrates 150 years, students and faculty in its Innocence Clinic gain the freedom of two men wrongly imprisoned eight years ago.
Plus: Chief Justice John Roberts visits U-M. Watch video of John Roberts's conversation with Law School dean Evan Caminker
U-M, Michigan State, and Wayne State Universities continue to climb in the rankings of national research clusters. Producing an average of 20 new companies a year, the URC schools also awarded the third largest number of high tech degrees in the country and made a $1.4 billion impact on the Michigan economy.