Research News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Crowdsourcing a time machine

    U-M’s Clements Library holds some 60,000 picture postcards dating to the late-19th/early-20th centuries. Vintage photos and scrawled notes open a fascinating window into Michigan’s past. Help make this historic trove digitally searchable.

  7. Firearms are now the top cause of death among U.S. youth

    Firearms have surpassed motor vehicles as the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the United States, according to new federal data analyzed by researchers at the University of Michigan.

  8. Check out the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

    You are viewing the first image of Sagittarius A, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. U-M scientist Mark Reynolds was part of the group to reveal the first direct visual evidence of its presence.

  9. Wearables can track COVID symptoms, other diseases

    Researchers say wearables could be used to track disease at home or when medical resources are scarce, such as during a pandemic or in developing countries.