1. Lloyd Carr retires as associate athletic director

    Former University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr retired as associate athletic director for the Wolverines.

  2. U-M accredited for another 10 years

    The University of Michigan has received official notice that it has earned continuing accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  3. 'Security guard' zinc is off-duty in diabetes

    New research at the University of Michigan suggests that in healthy cells, zinc acts like a security guard at a rock concert, whose job is keeping fans from turning troublesome and destructive. In molecular terms, zinc prevents a protein called amylin from forming harmful clumps similar to those found in degenerative diseases. But in the zinc-starved cellular environment of someone with type 2 diabetes, amylin has no watchful guard to rein it in.

  4. Researchers predict larger-than-average Gulf 'dead zone'; impact of oil spill unclear

    As if the ongoing oil spill weren’t calamity enough, U-M’s Donald Scavia predicts that this year’s “dead zone” in the Gulf—an area starved of oxygen by pollution mostly from the Mississippi River—will be one of the biggest ever. “The growth of these dead zones is an ecological time bomb,” Scavia says, that was threatening Gulf fisheries even before the spill.

  5. U-M applications, projected freshman enrollment at all-time high

    For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Michigan received a record number of applications from prospective freshmen, and applications and paid deposits are up for underrepresented minority students.

  6. Why are blacks more likely to die after cancer diagnosis?

    Black people with cancer are up to twice as likely as other races to die from their disease. “Black cancer patients don’t fare as well as whites. Their cancers are diagnosed at a later stage, the care they receive is often not as good—or they get no care at all,” says U-M’s Arden Morris, M.D., M.P.H.

  7. New variants found that indicate a predisposition to type 2 diabetes

    “What our study suggests is that many [newly discovered DNA] variants are associated with changes in glucose levels long before people get diabetes,” said U-M’s Michael Boehnke, a co-leader of the study.


  8. Michigan iPhone app offers access to range of campus information

    Designed to connect students, faculty and staff, Michigan is a free iPhone app that provides access to university information. With a few taps on an iPhone people now can search for somebody in the U-M directory, navigate campus, access the Magic Bus system and even check out what’s being served in the dining halls.

  9. Are social democracies really better for health than right-wing dictatorships?: U-M study

    “These findings raise serious doubts about the belief that the type of political regime and the level of health care spending exert major influences on population health,” says U-M’s Jose A. Tapia Granados.