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Research News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. The best possible parent

    Parents facing such stresses as poverty, incarceration, or mental health issues may pass that stress along to young children, impacting the child’s health for years.

  6. From talking the talk to walking the walk

    U-M geneticist and researcher at the Life Sciences Institute is the first Saudi woman to be named a Rhodes Scholar. And it all started with a podcast.

  7. Forecast 2019

    Can industry reverse climate change? Can startups survive the trade war? And what’s up with that ‘nice’ penalty at work? U-M experts explain.

  8. A public health crisis?

    Researchers and health care providers are tackling youth firearm injuries from a public health perspective via the federally funded national effort FACTS, for Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens.

  9. From ponds to power

    U-M researchers are using $2 million from the U.S. Dept. of Energy to perfect algae as diesel fuel. The University is one of the few institutes in the world working on the problem end-to-end.