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Research News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Video game helps kids avoid predators

    UM-Dearborn undergrads and a UM-Ann Arbor librarian teamed up to help young people with autism stay safe online.

  4. Emeritus professor wins Nobel Prize

    Gérard Mourou advanced ‘chirped pulse amplification,’ pushing the limits of optical science.

  5. A traumatic memory can be near impossible to shake

    Research shows memories of trauma are unique because of how brains and bodies respond to threat.

  6. U-M, Harvard join forces

    New partnerships maximize expertise to spur economic mobility in Detroit and mitigate the nation’s opioid crisis.

  7. Medical marijuana stores: NIMBY

    A majority of officials in Michigan oppose medical marijuana facilities in their jurisdiction. ‘Not in my backyard,’ they report in a new U-M survey.

  8. ‘Fake news’ detector outperforms humans

    Algorithm identifies telltale linguistic cues and could serve as an effective weapon against misinformation.

  9. The threat that never sleeps

    Can science stop superbugs? Traditional antibiotics are losing the battle with bacteria and U-M engineers are stepping into the breach.