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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.

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.

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.