Research News

  1. Young people are increasingly using Wegovy and Ozempic

    Public interest in weight loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic is surging, but national data on dispensing patterns in the United States are surprisingly scarce. Now, a national study from Michigan Medicine shows the use of these weight-loss drugs is increasing rapidly in adolescents and young adults 12-25 years, especially females.

  2. University names leaders for new Raoul Wallenberg Institute

    Jeffrey Veidlinger, the Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, has been appointed the inaugural director of U-M’s Raoul Wallenberg Institute. He brings significant scholarly expertise and administrative experience to the position; his research focuses on modern Jewish history, the Holocaust, and antisemitism.

  3. Properly treating, and recovering, from pediatric sports injuries

    Pediatric sports injuries are common year-round, with a particular increase seen in the summer and fall seasons. While there’s no sure way to ensure your child doesn’t get hurt during sporting events, there are steps you can take to help them make an effective, and full, recovery.

  4. Using AI to decode dog vocalizations

    U-M researchers are exploring the possibilities of AI, developing tools that can identify whether a dog’s bark conveys playfulness or aggression. The same models can also glean other information from animal vocalizations, such as the animal’s age, breed, and sex.

  5. U-M part of consortium to design, construct powerful new instrument to unlock universe’s secrets

    U-M’s Dept. of Astronomy is collaborating on ANDES, a powerful instrument designed to reveal the nature of atmospheres of planets around nearby stars, rare elements forged in the interiors of stars, the formation of galaxies, and even the evolution of the universe itself.

  6. U-M-led school for oceanographers in Africa receives funding from Schmidt Sciences

    The Coastal Ocean Environment Summer School in Nigeria and Ghana was founded by Brian Arbic, a physical oceanographer and U-M professor in earth and environmental sciences. Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Wendy Schmidt are founders of Schmidt Sciences.

  7. U-M lands $6.5M center to study links between Great Lakes algal blooms, human health

    Researchers at U-M have been awarded a five-year federal grant to study links between climate change, harmful algal blooms, and human health. Increased precipitation, more powerful storms, and warming Great Lakes waters encourage the proliferation of algal blooms composed of cyanobacteria.

  8. Nanoscale engineering brings light-twisting materials to more extreme settings

    Imaging the hot turbulence of aircraft propulsion systems may now be possible with sturdy sheets of composite materials that twist light beams, according to new research led by U-M and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

  9. Detroiters’ mental health has held steady since pandemic, survey shows

    While the negative impacts of the pandemic on people’s mental health are well documented, less is known about the persistence of mental health problems after the lockdowns ended and the economy reopened, according to Michigan researchers.