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Research News

  1. Can data preserve peace?

    U-M political scientist J. David Singer founded the Correlates of War Project in 1963 to assess, analyze, and predict the factors that lead to wars. Ironically, the project grew out of a ‘peace studies’ program.

  2. Producing ‘green methane’ with artificial photosynthesis

    A solar-powered catalyst uses artificial photosynthesis to turn carbon dioxide into methane. We could be recycling smokestack CO2 within 5-10 years, researchers say.

  3. A new drug slows aging in mice. What about us?

    U-M researchers are seeing success with anti-aging drugs in the lab. Potential exists to postpone age-related diseases in humans and extend lifespan.

  4. U-M reports record $1.62B in FY19 research spending

    Priorities reflect U-M’s focus on serving society: preventing chronic disease, addressing the opioid crisis, protecting the Great Lakes, and more.

  5. Migratory birds shrinking as climate warms

    A four-decade record shows North American birds are getting smaller and their wings are getting longer. Both changes appear to be responses to the climate.

  6. He’s doing research at U-M — and he’s 14

    When Daniel Liu buttons his lab coat, he transforms from a not-so-average teenager into a determined researcher. His plan is to produce ‘greener’ pharmaceuticals.

  7. ‘We’re missing something fundamental about the sun’

    First data from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission has implications for space weather prediction and Earth’s power grid.

  8. The first flu shot

    When an influenza epidemic threatened the American effort in World War II, the War Dept. drafted scientist Tommy Francis to combat the killer virus. Francis’ team at U-M developed the world’s first flu vaccine.

  9. Apple and U-M collaborate on sound study

    Scientists have long grappled with measuring the impact of noise exposure on humans. U-M has partnered with Apple to use a person’s iPhone and Apple Watch to generate a more holistic overview.