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Smartphone app

Just in time

New smart technologies could revolutionize the way people cope with medical and behavioral problems.

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.

Geoengineering, climate change

Time to get serious?

As the Earth’s climate changes, experts explore provocative interventions and ask: Can we geoengineer our way out of a looming crisis?

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?

Mammoth Excavation Near Chelsea, Michigan

Larger than life

VIDEO

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.