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Research News

  1. Gene therapy targets mutation tied to blindness

    Advances yield alternative options for treating a rare, inherited retinal condition, giving new tools to specialists — and genuine hope to patients and families facing vision loss.

  2. ‘Lego guy’ brings STEM to Mott kids

    A custom robotics kit offers distraction and entertainment while teaching tech skills to hospitalized youngsters. Alum John McInerney hopes to scale the program through his Ann Arbor venture, Buildup Mobile.

  3. Your incredible shrinking cortex

    Fretting about brain function as you get older? Fear not, says U-M psychologist Thad Polk. The brain doesn’t take age-related deficits lying down.

  4. Creature feature

    U-M biologists capture super-creepy photos of Amazon spiders making meals of frogs, lizards, and small mammals. Beware: It’s the stuff of nightmares. For real.

  5. Countdown to catastrophe

    The pace of today’s global warming outstrips any climate event since the extinction of the dinosaurs, and experts predict by 2158 carbon could reach levels not seen for 56 million years.

  6. Built by humans, ruled by computers

    As algorithmic decision-making becomes more powerful, researchers cite concerns that computers don’t always know — or do — what’s best for we humans.

  7. U-M launches carbon neutrality commission

    Administration seeks to reduce carbon emissions to levels that are environmentally sustainable — in a fiscally responsible manner and in keeping with the University’s mission.

  8. Fewer deaths among adults who got extra support as suicidal teens

    A new study suggests long-term impacts of an approach that encourages involvement of caring adults in the lives of at-risk adolescents.

  9. Automated sentries track internet censorship

    A team of U-M researchers has turned public internet servers worldwide into automated sentries that can monitor and report when access to websites is being blocked.