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Research News

  1. He’s doing research at U-M — and he’s 14

    When Daniel Liu buttons his lab coat, he transforms from a not-so-average teenager into a determined researcher. His plan is to produce ‘greener’ pharmaceuticals.

  2. ‘We’re missing something fundamental about the sun’

    First data from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission has implications for space weather prediction and Earth’s power grid.

  3. The first flu shot

    When an influenza epidemic threatened the American effort in World War II, the War Dept. drafted scientist Tommy Francis to combat the killer virus. Francis’ team at U-M developed the world’s first flu vaccine.

  4. Apple and U-M collaborate on sound study

    Scientists have long grappled with measuring the impact of noise exposure on humans. U-M has partnered with Apple to use a person’s iPhone and Apple Watch to generate a more holistic overview.

  5. Cancer trap shows promise

    Researchers find that a tiny ‘decoy’ implanted just beneath the skin in mice attracts cancer cells traveling through the body. The trap even picks up signs that cancer is preparing to spread.

  6. Two-thirds of parents cite barriers in recognizing youth depression

    One in four parents say their child knows a peer with depression and one in 10 say a child’s peer has committed suicide, a new poll finds.

  7. How Russia’s online censorship could jeopardize internet freedom worldwide

    Russia’s grip on its citizens’ internet access has troubling implications for online freedom in the U.S. and other countries that share its decentralized network structure.

  8. A laser pointer could hack your voice-controlled virtual assistant

    Researchers identify a vulnerability in voice-controlled virtual assistants that allows a microphone to ‘unwittingly listen to light as if it were sound.’

  9. Michigan cities, groups that will bear brunt of climate change effects

    Study shows most cities in Michigan will be dealing with harsh consequences of climate change, and vulnerable groups who are disproportionately affected by it will continue to do so now and into the future.