1. AI can predict certain forms of esophageal and stomach cancer

    In the U.S. and other western countries, a form of esophageal and stomach cancer has risen dramatically over the last five decades. Now a new artificial intelligence tool can accurately predict these forms of cancer at least three years prior to a diagnosis.

  2. AI tool developed by U-M helps optimize antibody medicines

    Machine learning points out why antibodies fail to stay on target and suggests better designs. Biotech is an ideal use of AI, experts say, as companies increasingly use it to optimize the next-generation of therapeutic antibodies.

  3. Cracking in lithium-ion batteries speeds up electric vehicle charging

    Rather than being solely detrimental, cracks in the positive electrode of lithium-ion batteries reduce battery charge time, a U-M research team reports. This runs counter to the view of many manufacturers, who try to minimize cracking because it decreases battery longevity.

  4. Largest U.S. investment in particle self-assembly seeks to deliver on nanotechnology’s promise

    With applications in transportation, energy, health care and more, the center includes African universities and creates opportunities for overlooked talent in the U.S.

  5. Dreaming and brain waves

    Professor Omar Ahmed’s lab explores how running, dreaming, and sleep are informed by communication between the left and right brain hemispheres.

  6. Researchers flash forward with psychedelics at M-PsyC

    U-M medical researchers are probing the healing power of 1960s-era hallucinogenic drugs to develop revolutionary treatments for chronic pain, depression, anxiety, psychiatric disorders, and other medical conditions.

  7. An eye on the sky

    The Extremely Large Telescope (or ELT) could change everything we know about the universe — including how the first galaxies were created and where life on other planets may exist. And U-M is the only U.S. university involved in helping develop it.

  8. A surprisingly simple way to foil car thieves

    Skyrocketing vehicle theft rates have drawn attention to an inconvenient truth: the increasing amount of technology in our vehicles can make them more vulnerable to hacking or theft. U-M researchers have found a solution, though, leveraging perhaps the lowest-tech feature of today’s vehicles — the cigarette lighter.

  9. Unlocking the mind

    Imagine an everyday brain-computer interface, where brain activity is translated into actionable insights. Two U-M alums behind the startup Neurable plan to make neurotechnology easily accessible to everyone, everywhere, so humans can participate in the world in a completely new way.