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Research News

  1. 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.

  2. ‘Fake news’ detector outperforms humans

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

  3. 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.

  4. Despite DEA limits on opioids, prescriptions still rose

    Study finds post-surgery opioid prescriptions increased, despite drug policy designed to curb them.

  5. Could a pill outperform the mammogram?

    Research shows a new kind of imaging could distinguish aggressive tumors from benign ones.

  6. Get the lead out

    Copper or lead? That is the question, as U-M researchers use data science to speed the process of finding which Flint homes need new pipes.

  7. Science of separation

    Researchers are exploring how separation impacts families, whether it involves military deployment, incarceration, or the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  8. New chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies

    The endowed chair is the largest gift to study Tibetan Buddhism ever awarded in North America.

  9. Milky Way’s long-lost sibling finally found

    U-M scientists have deduced that the Andromeda galaxy, our closest large galactic neighbor, shredded and cannibalized a massive galaxy two billion years ago.