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Mammoth Excavation Near Chelsea, Michigan

Larger than life


What do you do when you’re digging a ditch on your farm and encounter a large, unidentified object sprouting two giant tusks? Call U-M paleontologist Dan Fisher.

Medicinal garden

Medicinal magic

“Nature’s pharmacy” at Matthaei Botanical Gardens showcases healing power of plants in elaborate garden organized by systems of the body.

Researchers excavate mammoth in Chelsea, MI, Oct. 2015

Mammoth excavation

Ancient mammoth unearthed in a farmer’s field southwest of Ann Arbor may provide clues about lives of early humans in the region.

Aerial shot, Michigan

Protecting the Great Lakes

Striped invaders, toxic blooms, and rising waters are just some of the targets in U-M’s sights, as experts seek to defend our state’s precious waters.

Prosthetic hand

The human touch

U-M surgeons and engineers are enabling amputees to control prosthetics using their own biological motor signals. Could regaining a sense of touch be next?

Teacher with kids, stock

Brain drain

The gap between income and achievement in school is well documented, but new research finds physiological differences in our poorest children’s brains.