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Research News

  1. Medical students drive development of new pandemic course

    Students will explore various aspects of pandemic response using COVID-19 as a case study, from the history of pandemics; disaster response from the federal down to the local and institutional levels; and health inequities, among other topics.

  2. Everyone vs. COVID-19: U-M scientists need public’s help

    Signing up for U-M registry will make it easy for researchers to find sick, recovered, at-risk, and healthy people for dozens of studies. The goal is to understand, prevent, treat, and measure COVID-19’s effects on people and society.

  3. Discovery may lead to better anti-obesity treatments

    Researchers have unveiled the precise shape of a key player in human metabolism, which could open the door to better treatments for obesity and other metabolic disorders.

  4. “It is now easier to hear Earth’s voice”

    Michigan Stadium seismometer captures eerie quiet since COVID-19 lockdowns and stay-at-home orders were issued in March.

  5. April 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    Global community rallies to raise funds, PPE, & more. Plus: Campus roundup of news, research, and resources in U-M’s fight against COVID-19.

  6. The idea to ‘flatten the curve’

    Decades of studying pandemics and how to curb them led a U-M physician-historian to coin a term the rest of us now use in daily conversation.

  7. Feeling stressed? Take a ‘nature pill’

    Spending just 20 minutes in nature — even if it’s simply gardening, doing yardwork or sitting quietly in the backyard — can significantly lower stress hormone levels.

  8. Researchers go all in to fight coronavirus

    The University ramps up research efforts to understand and stem the effects of the global COVID-19 health crisis.

  9. Tracking COVID in wastewater

    We don’t know much about how coronaviruses behave and move through the environment. U-M and Stanford engineers aim to change that.