Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Innovation

  1. U-M, Harvard join forces

    New partnerships maximize expertise to spur economic mobility in Detroit and mitigate the nation’s opioid crisis.

  2. ‘Fake news’ detector outperforms humans

    Algorithm identifies telltale linguistic cues and could serve as an effective weapon against misinformation.

  3. The threat that never sleeps

    Can science stop superbugs? Traditional antibiotics are losing the battle with bacteria and U-M engineers are stepping into the breach.

  4. U-M startup launches 3D app that puts pain on the map

    Precision health tool allows patients to “paint” their pain on anatomically accurate 3D models using a phone or tablet.

  5. All good in the agrihood

    Hope for a thriving Detroit springs eternal (along with fresh produce) at the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative.

  6. Brewery sustains people, planet, profit

    Western Michigan’s Brewery Vivant serves up craft beer with an environmental chaser.

  7. 3 babies, 2 helmets, 1 victory

    Helmet therapy developed at U-M corrects plagiocephaly, a flattening of the head, which afflicted two of three triplets born at Mott.

  8. U-M offers road-saving formula: free

    Ultra-high-performance concrete promises more durable roads and bridges, not to mention budgets.

  9. Self-awareness class inspires new app

    U-M grads’ new intention-tracking app will mesh with Amazon’s Alexa to nudge people toward goals, desires. Its tentative name? Iris.