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Research News

  1. Interest surges in ad-free, censorship-free social sites

    Since November 3, people have been flocking to social media platforms Parler and MeWe, which promise ad-free or uncensored experiences.

  2. Life after COVID-19 hospitalization

    Study shows death, rehospitalization, and problems with basic activities, jobs, mental health, and finances plague many coronavirus patients.

  3. How to keep COVID-19 from invading your ‘pod’

    Michigan Medicine suggests what to do if someone in your learning group, friend group, or social circle gets exposed to or becomes sick with coronavirus.

  4. A new weapon against HIV

    Researchers have discovered an antibiotic molecule that enables the immune system to kill HIV-infected cells. Now the quest begins to optimize the compound and move closer to a viable therapy.

  5. Promising new test could advance Alzheimer’s treatment

    A new blood test may detect this harrowing disease before symptoms appear, which would offer an affordable alternative to the brain imaging and behavioral tests that often fail to identify Alzheimer’s in its earliest stages.

  6. Children show altruism at a young age

    Humans are not born selfish, as conventional wisdom might suggest, says a psychologist and U-M researcher whose work is featured in Season 2 of the Netflix docuseries ‘Babies.’

  7. July 2020: Coronavirus and U-M

    From making drug discoveries to fighting pandemic-related food insecurity, here is a roundup of the latest news, features, and other campus updates regarding COVID-19.

  8. Asian carp threat intensifies

    The ongoing warming of Lake Michigan increases its susceptibility to these voracious algae-eating carp, in part by reducing the capacity of quagga mussels, which act as an ecological barrier.

  9. A ‘menacing, alien machine’

    The coronavirus’ spiky ball tells a story, and if people understood it better they might feel more confident about defeating it, says the scientist who founded U-M’s BioArtography Project.