Research News

  1. U-M, Samsung team up to bring advanced smartwatch tech to runners

    Researchers seek to provide insights and learnings around sweat loss and maximum oxygen consumption for runners by leveraging Galaxy Watch features.

  2. U-M receives CDC grant to establish center to help fight disease outbreaks, protect public health

    The University will receive a $17.5 million grant over five years to establish the Michigan Public Health Integrated Center for Outbreak Analytics and Modeling, or MICOM.

  3. Senate testimony: AI risks to the financial sector

    COE Professor Michael Wellman recently testified in front of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs to alert lawmakers to the potential dangers to security, safety, and equity posed by AI’s use in financial systems.

  4. AI can predict certain forms of esophageal and stomach cancer

    In the U.S. and other western countries, a form of esophageal and stomach cancer has risen dramatically over the last five decades. Now a new artificial intelligence tool can accurately predict these forms of cancer at least three years prior to a diagnosis.

  5. U-M Biological Station announces results of 2023 BioBlitz

    Targeting aquatic life and shoreline species in and around Douglas Lake in Northern Michigan, researchers and private citizens logged a total of 503 species during an intensive three-day initiative in July. And yes, that’s a bald eagle.

  6. AI tool developed by U-M helps optimize antibody medicines

    Machine learning points out why antibodies fail to stay on target and suggests better designs. Biotech is an ideal use of AI, experts say, as companies increasingly use it to optimize the next-generation of therapeutic antibodies.

  7. Cracking in lithium-ion batteries speeds up electric vehicle charging

    Rather than being solely detrimental, cracks in the positive electrode of lithium-ion batteries reduce battery charge time, a U-M research team reports. This runs counter to the view of many manufacturers, who try to minimize cracking because it decreases battery longevity.

  8. Largest U.S. investment in particle self-assembly seeks to deliver on nanotechnology’s promise

    With applications in transportation, energy, health care and more, the center includes African universities and creates opportunities for overlooked talent in the U.S.

  9. Dreaming and brain waves

    Professor Omar Ahmed’s lab explores how running, dreaming, and sleep are informed by communication between the left and right brain hemispheres.