1. In sickness and in health

    After a mother’s sudden diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer, one family, along with staff at Michigan Medicine, came together to focus on love by hosting her daughter’s wedding at her bedside in the Emergency Critical Care Center.

  2. What on Earth are you doing?

    The relentless barrage of dire news about climate change can take a toll on one’s psyche. Just imagine if climate change is your area of study. Plus: U-M & Earth Day at 50

  3. “Alexa, let’s chat!”

    A U-M team is advancing conversational AI to find whether speaking with an inhuman entity could be equally, if not more, fruitful and enjoyable than engaging with a fellow human.

  4. Can’t resist tempting food? Scientists explore why

    As research in rats reveals a key brain pathway, neuroscientists contemplate how to translate findings in animals to understanding of human compulsions involving food or drugs.

  5. Toward a portable concussion detector that relies on an infrared laser

    Doctors and engineers collaborate on a noninvasive way to measure whether brain cells are in distress using an infrared laser. The new device could enable concussions to be diagnosed on the sidelines of an athletic event.

  6. The accidental cartoonist grows up

    Artist-turned-author Cathy Guisewite, BA ’72, pivots from comics to prose with a collection of wry and relatable essays about the absurdities of adulthood.