Research News

  1. What your company needs to understand about digital privacy (but probably doesn’t)

    Michigan Ross professor Ruslan Momot shares insights about how companies should start to approach privacy, including a major shift in the way websites use cookies and how to think about data as something to be sourced sustainably.

  2. New long-necked dinosaur helps rewrite evolutionary history of sauropods in South America

    A single trunk vertebra has allowed scientists to identify a new species of long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur. The creature inhabited the tropical lowland forested area of the Serranía del Perijá in northern Colombia approximately 175 million years ago.

  3. U-M study: Local renewable energy employment can fully replace U.S. coal jobs nationwide

    As of 2019, coal-fired electricity generation directly employed nearly 80,000 workers. A new U-M study quantifies—for the first time—the technical feasibility and costs of replacing those coal jobs with local wind and solar employment nationwide.

  4. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: U-M experts discuss

    The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24 has far-reaching implications for women’s health and other related issues.

  5. Rising: Pregnant women’s exposure to chemicals

    Researchers have found Hispanic women and other women of color and those of lower socioeconomic status and education have higher concentrations of pesticides and parabens in their systems. Plus: ‘Forever chemicals’ and hypertension in women.

  6. Tusk reveals clues about extinct species

    Some 13,000 years ago, a roving male mastodon died in a bloody mating-season battle in what today is northeast Indiana, according to the first study to document the annual migration of an individual animal from an extinct species.

  7. Flint water crisis: U-M study examines effects on academic outcomes

    Math achievement for school-age children in Flint decreased and the proportion of children with special needs increased as a result of the Michigan city’s water crisis during 2014-16, according to a new University of Michigan study.

  8. Emulating impossible ‘unipolar’ laser pulses paves the way for processing quantum information

    A laser pulse that sidesteps the inherent symmetry of light waves could manipulate quantum information, potentially bringing us closer to room temperature quantum computing. The study could also accelerate conventional computing

  9. Ancient grains: Grant will help U-M researchers rethink Roman diets

    A U-M pilot study on crops grown in Egypt during Roman times suggests that ancient grains were more nutrient-dense than grains grown in the same region today.