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Research News

  1. The perfect (chatter) storm

    Using real case studies to explain behavioral and brain research, psychologist Ethan Kross reveals how that voice in our heads shapes our lives, work, and relationships.

  2. How popular is Robin Hood, anyway?

    As global income inequality continues to rise, public policy expert Charlotte Cavaillé explores the concept of ‘fairness’ and the politics of income redistribution.

  3. 12 tips as life returns to ‘normal’

    We all can use some mental health support to survive Year 2 of COVID-19. Plus: A national poll shows the pandemic negatively impacted teens’ mental health.

  4. Choose your own adventure

    Experience an earthquake, frolic on Mars, and chase a robot up the stairs. It’s just another dazzling day at U-M’s Ford Motor Company Robotics Building, now open for mind-bending business.

  5. One in 10 older adults have gotten a ‘pandemic pet,’ poll finds

    According to the National Poll on Healthy Aging, 10 percent of all people between the ages of 50 and 80 got a new pet between March 2020 and January 2021.

  6. New hope for treating chronic pain without opioids

    Some 40 percent of Americans live with chronic pain. A School of Dentistry study confirms that a low dose of a drug called naltrexone is a good alternative to opioids, without risk of addiction.

  7. Study links Detroit’s home repair program to housing stability

    Low-income homeowners supported by a $1 million grant increased their chances of remaining in their homes long term after completing major repair and safety projects.

  8. Sticking the landing on Mars: High-powered computing reduces guesswork

    NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover touched down on the Red Planet’s surface Feb. 18. U-M’s Jesse Capecelatro has been working with NASA to better understand what happens during landings when surface particles are stirred up.

  9. County by county, study shows social inequality’s role in COVID-19’s toll

    Researchers found the higher a county’s score on a national index of social vulnerability, the more COVID cases and deaths per 100,000 occurred in that county — highlighting the role of social factors in the spread of coronavirus.