Research News

  1. Most victims of data breaches are unaware

    The number of data breaches and victims is rising, but few of us recognize the true extent and impact of the damage. Interestingly, the fault almost always lies with insufficient security practices by the affected company. Plus: ‘Guide to Avoid Data Breaches.’

  2. U-M to establish institute for firearm injury prevention

    A $10-million University commitment over five years will support research regarding firearm injuries across the lifespan: suicide, community and school-based violence, domestic violence, peer violence, police violence, and more.

  3. Good science changes: That’s a good thing

    Throughout history, the process of discovery has always involved correcting mistakes, clarifying our understanding, and adding deeper shades of nuance. These changes in our knowledge are features of science, not bugs.

  4. Trapping ocean microplastics

    Some 8 million tons of plastic trash enter the ocean each year, most of which is battered into microplastics. U-M researchers can now spot these harmful flecks, tracking where they enter the water, how they move, and where they tend to collect around the world.

  5. Schools, parents should use summer to prepare their K-12 students for fall in-person classes

    Now that many schools nationwide have announced plans to hold in-person sessions this fall, questions have been raised about what’s next for students who spent much of the last year learning virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. A U-M expert seeks to answer them.

  6. Anti-Asian hate: U-M chronicles location, nature of more than 1,000 incidents last year

    The Virulent Hate Project, which is supported by U-M’s Center for Social Solutions and Poverty Solutions initiative, reviewed 4,337 news articles from 2020 that addressed coronavirus-related, anti-Asian racism in the United States.

  7. 5 ways to reset your relationship with screens

    After months of virtual activities being the norm, how can parents wean their children and families off screens this summer? Get some advice from one of U-M’s top experts.

  8. Researchers predict COVID baby boom

    Reports of a possible COVID baby boom have appeared in the media, but with little data to support predictions. Now a model projects a 10- to 15-percent increase in births over what would normally be expected in the summer and fall of 2021.

  9. 17-year cicadas and tree damage: What to expect

    The cicadas can damage small trees and shrubs so the best defense is to cover vulnerable or smaller trees with mesh or netting; insecticides should not be used, experts say.