Research News

  1. Wearables can track COVID symptoms, other diseases

    Researchers say wearables could be used to track disease at home or when medical resources are scarce, such as during a pandemic or in developing countries.

  2. Most adults want to ‘age in place,’ but few are prepared

    From home safety and accessibility to social support, community services, and paid in-home help, a national poll sounds a warning bell. People, it’s time to start planning.

  3. COVID-19: Do supplements help?

    Professor Mark Moyad, a global medical authority on dietary supplements, reviews outpatient trials that explore whether supplements can help reduce people’s risk of contracting COVID, lessen symptoms, and more.

  4. Urban agriculture: Scattering vs. clustering

    Detroit’ goal: To benefit more people with improved access to fresh food, community cohesion, and reduced stormwater runoff, while countering gentrification effects that may occur with expanded green space.

  5. Half of older adults now die with a dementia diagnosis

    The sharp rise may have more to do with better public awareness, more detailed medical records, and Medicare billing practices than an actual rise in the condition, researchers say. Even so, trends in end-of-life care are shifting as diagnoses allow for more advance planning.

  6. Dude, what if everything is just … a hologram?

    U-M physicist Enrico Rinaldi uses quantum computing and machine learning to understand a heady concept called holographic duality. His work could one day answer the question: What’s inside a black hole?

  7. Winter grab: Boring through Saginaw Bay

    U-M biogeochemist Casey Godwin examines this chunk of crystal-clear ice as if it were a priceless gemstone pulled from the earth. The ice is, in fact, precious, offering a rare glimpse of life below the Great Lakes.

  8. U-M experts discuss Russia’s attack on Ukraine

    University of Michigan experts explore multiple angles regarding Russia’s full-scale attack on Ukraine and weigh its implications on global politics, economics, and the human scale.

  9. Colossal black holes locked in dance at heart of galaxy

    Caught in an epic cosmic waltz, two supermassive black holes appear to be orbiting around each other every two years. Researchers have discovered the pair of supermassive black holes caught in the act of merging 13 billion light-years away.