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Aug. 23, 2017
As more employers turn to sites like LinkedIn, CareerBuilder and Snagajob to recruit talent, job seekers from low-income areas or who have limited education often are left out, which one University of M...
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Aug. 21, 2017
George Abela, chief cardiologist at MSU, analyzed the material obstructing coronary arteries of heart attack patients – 89 percent had an excessive amounts of cholesterol crystals.
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Aug. 16, 2017
University of Michigan research finds that people who, as children, were aggressive, hyperactive and struggled in school, with what the researchers called “antisocial behavior,” are more lik...
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Aug. 9, 2017
Later this month, a total solar eclipse will offer a rare — although brief — sight to millions when the sun disappears fully behind the moon. An otherwise bright summer sky will give way to total da...
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Aug. 2, 2017
A University of Michigan-led study of lead service lines in Flint’s damaged drinking water system supports the generally accepted understanding that lead leached into the system because that wate...
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Aug. 1, 2017
A new MSU website brings together the latest research on food in an effort to help consumers make better informed decisions about food – and their health.
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Jul. 26, 2017
A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. A robotic lake-bottom laboratory recently began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacte...
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Jul. 26, 2017
In separate but complementary studies, MSU and U-M professors have found that third-person self-talk may be a relatively effortless form of emotion regulation.
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Jul. 24, 2017
Jessica Damoiseaux, Ph.D., a cognitive neuroscientist at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, is first author of a journal article deemed a “classic” due to its high number of cit...
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Jul. 19, 2017
MSU’s Kenneth Frank, professor in the College of Education, found a significant link between burnout among early-career teachers and exposure to a school-wide culture of burnout.
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Jul. 18, 2017
A Wayne State University researcher recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase i...
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Jul. 18, 2017
University of Michigan researchers and their partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer, potentially reaching levels last seen in 2013 and 2014...
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Jul. 13, 2017
For the first time, MSU’s Marcos Dantus has probed the elusive molecule trihydrogen, or H3+, which plays a greater role in astrochemistry than any other molecule.
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Jul. 11, 2017
A Wayne State University researcher has received an 18-month, $308,000 Discovery Award from the Department of Defense for a clinical research study that will develop a better understanding of the hetero...
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Jul. 11, 2017
University of Michigan leaders say a federal proposal to slash reimbursements for research facilities and administrative costs could force job cuts and jeopardize U-M’s research mission.
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Jul. 7, 2017
Job stress can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinner, but a good night’s sleep can help, says Michigan State’s Chu-Hsiang “Daisy” Chang.
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Jul. 6, 2017
A University of Michigan professor is part of a team that has discovered a giant, Jupiter-like planet that revolves around a star approximately 385 light years from the Sun.
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Jul. 3, 2017
A team of researchers led by Robert Wessells, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, has received a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Inst...
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Jun. 29, 2017
Wayne State University received a four-year, $533,151 award from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to develop a technology-based parent-training program for ad...
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Jun. 28, 2017
Fifty-one percent of all opioid medications distributed in the U.S. each year are prescribed to adults with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, according to new research from the University o...
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Jun. 27, 2017
Kip Cronk, an MSU Extension educator with Michigan Sea Grant College Program, worked on the 1986flood.com website to educate Michiganders on the consequences of floods.
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Jun. 27, 2017
MSU chemist Thomas Hamann is working on a dye-sensitized solar cell that is cost-effective, but not efficient. He is exploring new materials for semiconductors as well as new redox molecules.
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Jun. 23, 2017
Long wings could significantly improve the cruise efficiency and reduce the operating cost of long haul aircraft, and Airbus is partnering with the University of Michigan to make these advanced designs ...
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Jun. 22, 2017
John Hannigan, Ph.D., a professor of obstetrics and of psychology at Wayne State University, and jointly appointed to the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, won the 2017 Henry Rosett Award for substanti...
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Jun. 21, 2017
A University of Michigan researcher and colleagues from several institutions forecast that this summer’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone,” an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and ...
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Jun. 20, 2017
A recent symposium, organized by Keith Latham, professor of animal science at MSU, featured researchers from around the country. (Video presentations available.)
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Jun. 16, 2017
Amy Bonomi, chair of Michigan State’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, had conducted the first study of college women with disabilities – and multiple abusive partners.
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Jun. 15, 2017
A team of Wayne State University and Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute researchers recently received funding from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to expand the use...
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Jun. 14, 2017
Devastation from natural disasters large and small take lives and destroy property, and new research shows they can have lasting negative economic effects on communities.
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Jun. 12, 2017
A chemical currently being used to ward off mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and a commonly used insecticide that was threatened with a ban in the U.S. have been associated with reduced motor functio...
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Jun. 8, 2017
Nexteer Automotive and Michigan State University (MSU) will offer a master of science degree in electrical engineering in Midland, Mich., beginning in September 2017.
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Jun. 7, 2017
A Wayne State University research team will embark on a five-year, multicenter trial focused on helping parents engage in effective parenting to assist their diabetic adolescents complete their daily ca...
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Jun. 7, 2017
With yogurt and crushed glass, University of Michigan researchers have taken a step toward using visible light to image inside the body.
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Jun. 1, 2017
The MSU Model of Health Extension is a blueprint for how land-grant universities can collaborate with medical schools to increase health research and strengthen primary care delivery.
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May. 31, 2017
The University of Michigan has received a $58 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, which provides for an up to five-year new dose of funding for the Michigan Institute for Clinical &a...
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May. 24, 2017
This summer, University of Michigan researchers will explore the Great Lakes in search of ancient archaeological sites, which could yield unprecedented insight into important issues like climate change....
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May. 22, 2017
A paper-thin, flexible device created in Nelson Sepulveda’s Michigan State University lab can not only generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well.
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May. 15, 2017
New research suggests that simply telling a young man that an energy drink has been added to his alcoholic beverage can make him feel more intoxicated, daring and sexually self-confident.
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May. 11, 2017
Michigan State University scientists have shown that gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technology can be quite effective in rhesus monkey embryos ­– the first time this has been demonstrated in the U.S.
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May. 11, 2017
The Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, administered by MSU’s Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has just released its 2016 report.
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May. 8, 2017
New, statistically derived guidelines are helping urologists across Michigan zero in on which prostate cancer patients to scan for spread of their disease.
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May. 1, 2017
The Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) at Wayne State University has been named the 2017 Renovated Laboratory of the Year by R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design. The award was announced at the Lab...
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May. 1, 2017
New research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because of what they see as a broken education system.
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May. 1, 2017
For the best chance of getting hired, former inmates should apologize for their criminal past to potential employers, indicates new research from Michigan State University.
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Apr. 19, 2017
University of Michigan researchers are using human-centered computing, including the use of big data and crowdsourcing, to benefit people with bipolar disorder and those who are deaf or hard of hearing...
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Apr. 18, 2017
Complete regressions of cancerous tumors were observed in a mouse model when both radiation and immunotherapy were administered together, reported a Wayne State University School of Medicine cancer rese...
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Apr. 14, 2017
Four research teams will share $800,000 in awards from the University of Michigan’s Exercise & Sport Science Initiative. The projects measure the effects of physical activity on brain aging, e...
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Apr. 13, 2017
Nicholas Skaff, an MSU doctoral student, is one of 15 researchers studying how road salt washing into lakes can smother aquatic life and reduce water quality.
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Apr. 7, 2017
Deconstruction, not demolition, says Rex LaMore, director of the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development, could end private property abandonment that has hindered communities for decades.
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Apr. 7, 2017
A new national survey from the University of Michigan explores why many consumers don’t heed vehicle safety recalls and what steps might boost compliance.
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Apr. 3, 2017
“A gene associated with mental health is overactive in refugees with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder…” says Bengt Arnetz, an Michigan State University professor of family medicine.
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Mar. 31, 2017
With a $2.4 million investment from the Toyota Research Institute, University of Michigan researchers will develop computer simulation tools to predict automotive battery performance.
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Mar. 30, 2017
A research team led by Mai Lam, Ph.D., published a method to engineer scalable and customizable vascular grafts in JoVE’s Video Journal, the world’s first peer-reviewed scientific video journal. The...
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Mar. 27, 2017
Driverless vehicle research under way at the University of Michigan aims to improve safety, reduce fuel consumption, cut emissions and boost accessibility to transportation in urban areas.
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Mar. 22, 2017
Hongbing Wang, physiologist at Michigan State University, has identified a single protein that may cause many behavioral symptoms as well as molecular and cellular abnormalities related to Fragile X.
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Mar. 22, 2017
Jose Teixeira, professor of reproductive biology at Michigan State University, says embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby’s gender, could contribute to an enlarged prostate, or BPH.
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Mar. 21, 2017
Teens should think twice if they believe the negative effects from misusing medication to treat ADHD are short-term. In fact, problems associated with prescription stimulant misuse can last through age ...
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Mar. 17, 2017
A team of researchers from Wayne State University has been awarded a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health that aims to investig...
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Mar. 16, 2017
URC institutions establish platform to advance water system improvements across the U.S. (LANSING, Mich. – March 15, 2017) – The age and condition of urban infrastructure systems are critical issues...
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Mar. 13, 2017
A team of researchers at the University of Michigan, Purdue University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will try to get to the root cause with a $4.2 million grant from the Air Force Resear...
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Mar. 10, 2017
“The vast majority of wrongful convictions are never discovered,” says MSU’s Barbara O’Brien, author of “Exonerations in 2016,” and editor of the National Registry of Exonerations.
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Mar. 8, 2017
Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian-caught bigeye and yellowfin tuna are steadily rising, new research shows.
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Mar. 6, 2017
High school athletes who play high-contact sports like hockey are at greater risk for heroin use and nonmedical use of prescription opioids, a new University of Michigan study found.
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Mar. 3, 2017
Dan Bergan, associate professor in MSU’s Department of Communication, found 59 percent of Michigan survey respondents favor protecting the environment, despite economic risks.
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Mar. 3, 2017
MSU’s James Ireland, professor of reproductive physiology, explains that cattle have a relatively long reproductive cycle similar to women and they ovulate a single egg at the end of each cycle.
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Feb. 27, 2017
The Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine will launch the nation’s largest study of African American cancer survivors to better understand disproportionately high inc...
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Feb. 27, 2017
University of Michigan students received 21 Fulbright grants for the 2016-17 academic year—the most of any public university in the nation for the 12th year in a row, the U.S. State Department announc...
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Feb. 24, 2017
Scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute are the first to show that the Zika virus (ZIKV) can replicate in the eye’s retinal ...
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Feb. 22, 2017
Emilio Moran, a renowned social and environmental scientist and Michigan State University Hannah Distinguished Professor, has been appointed to serve on the National Science Board of the National Scienc...
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Feb. 20, 2017
The number of older Americans taking three or more brain-affecting medicines has more than doubled in just a decade, a new study from the University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System finds....
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Feb. 13, 2017
Pregnancy has long been blamed for causing permanent weight gain and obesity in childbearing women, but the real culprit seems to be lifestyle and age, according to a new University of Michigan study.
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Feb. 8, 2017
Michigan State University researcher Judith Arnetz has found that violence toward health care workers – a problem of epic proportions – can be reduced with a structured program.
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Feb. 8, 2017
MRIs before and after space missions reveal that astronauts’ brains compress and expand during spaceflight, according to a University of Michigan study.
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Feb. 1, 2017
“When a new product is preannounced, the short-term reaction of the stock market is unreliable,” says Ahmet H. Kirca, associate professor of marketing in MSU’s Broad College of Business.
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Jan. 26, 2017
Caitlin Cavanagh, assistant professor in MSU’s School of Criminal Justice says, “…we need to educate parents about the juvenile justice system – about their rights, roles and responsibilitie
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Jan. 25, 2017
A University of Michigan scientist has linked the frequency of feeling phantom vibrations to a person’s cell phone dependency.
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Jan. 18, 2017
Using an experimental model of high-dosage acetaminophen, James Luyendyk and his team found that liver injury activated blood clotting, which then stimulated liver repair.
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Jan. 18, 2017
Low-flow water conservation systems may cause an increase in harmful chemicals and disease-causing organisms – such as Legionella, the most identifiable cause of waterborne disease in the U.S.
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Jan. 18, 2017
As part of its new Poverty Solutions initiative, University of Michigan researchers are partnering with communities and policymakers to test a variety of models to ease the effects of poverty.
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Jan. 12, 2017
A team of research scientists led by David Cinabro, professor of physics and astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, recently published a paper marking the impor...
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Jan. 10, 2017
The Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture (M-AAA) selected eighteen projects – from hen housing to dairy cattle nutrition – to fund in a competitive grant process.
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Jan. 9, 2017
Eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and omega-3-rich foods improved fatigue and sleep quality in breast cancer survivors, a University of Michigan study finds.
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Jan. 4, 2017
Kids Without Cancer, founded by a group of parents whose children received cancer treatment at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, has committed $356,000 to Wayne State University School of Medicine rese...
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Dec. 21, 2016
Preterm birth — birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy — affects up to one in every six births in the United States and many other countries. It is the number one cause of infant death and long-term ill...
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Dec. 19, 2016
NASA has successfully launched a constellation of eight hurricane-tracking microsatellites in a $151 million mission that’s led by the University of Michigan.
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Dec. 19, 2016
The book, which includes a detailed narrative discussing more than 130 buildings and is augmented by 150 illustrations, focuses on regional architects influenced by international modern styles.
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Dec. 9, 2016
A fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA will support research and provide self-guided tours of Mcity, the University of Michigan’s one-of-a-kind test si...
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Dec. 8, 2016
A new University of Michigan-led study suggests that app makers are falling short on many counts when it comes to actually serving those who could get the most benefit from mobile health, or mHealth, ap...
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Dec. 7, 2016
Richard Sadler, assistant professor of public health, has found that decades of governmental, social and economic policies led to the city’s decline and ultimately to the contamination.
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Dec. 7, 2016
The 21st Century Infrastructure Commission, appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder, released its recommendations for Michigan’s transportation and sanitation crises.
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Dec. 1, 2016
The National Science Foundation award will fund operation of MSU’s National Superconducting Cyclotron as one of the world’s flagship nuclear and accelerator science research facilities.
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Nov. 29, 2016
An international team of scientists led by the University of Michigan has discovered a new type of photoreceptor—only the third to be found in animals—that is about 50 times more efficient at captur...
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Nov. 23, 2016
Joseph Carlson, MSU associate professor, Department of Radiology, is leading a team studying lifestyle issues related to childhood obesity and other health risks.
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Nov. 23, 2016
Much of Detroit’s high-profile development is centered in a roughly seven-mile-square area of downtown and Midtown, says MSU researcher Laura Reese.
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Nov. 21, 2016
In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.
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Nov. 17, 2016
A Michigan craft brewery will be the first to feature century-old Spartan barley in a limited-edition lager called Russ’s Revival, named after Michigan State’s Russ Freed.
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Nov. 17, 2016
Voter satisfaction with democracy may have less to do with who wins an election and more to do with the gap between rich and poor.
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Nov. 16, 2016
New University of Michigan research vehicles will be open testbeds for academic and industry researchers to rapidly test self-driving and connected vehicle technologies at a world-class proving ground.
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Nov. 14, 2016
Launch is fast approaching for a $151 million, University of Michigan-led NASA satellite mission that will help improve forecasts of hurricane track, intensity and storm surge.
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Nov. 9, 2016
Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Mi Zhang‘s AirSense warns of a problem with indoor air, plus identifies the source of the pollution and its remedy.
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Nov. 9, 2016
Lisa Biggs, assistant professor in MSU’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, is leading a production exploring Detroit’s 1967 civil unrest.
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Nov. 7, 2016
A new four-university alliance will help researchers across the Midwest turn their inventions into marketable products to benefit society.
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Nov. 2, 2016
According to the latest State of the State Survey compiled by political scientist Matt Grossmann, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a wide lead among likely Michigan voters.
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Nov. 1, 2016
Geri Alumit Zeldes’ film features Hubert Roberts, a man who overcame prison time and a life-threatening illness to become a mentor to young men in his struggling hometown.
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Nov. 1, 2016
How much do you know about what’s happening at Michigan’s research universities (Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University)? Quiz yourself here!
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Oct. 28, 2016
The total volume of research at the University of Michigan reached $1.39 billion in the fiscal year that closed June 30, 2016, a 7.2 percent increase from the previous year and a new record high.
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Oct. 27, 2016
MSU’s Irina Kozlenkova has found that doctors are more likely to prescribe growth hormones for a child who does not meet federal guidelines for the therapy if the child’s family requests it.
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Oct. 26, 2016
Older adolescents and young adults are at the highest risk for poor asthma management and health outcomes, but few studies have been published on this issue. A team of Wayne State University researchers...
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Oct. 24, 2016
The most complete ice age mastodon skeleton found in Michigan since the 1940s was recovered this month from the state’s Thumb region by a University of Michigan-led team.
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Oct. 19, 2016
Javier Pescador, professor of history at Michigan State University, has recorded oral histories of incarcerated youth in the Michigan Youth Arts Alliance.
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Oct. 18, 2016
A team of researchers led by Richard Slatcher, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, has been awarded $2.74 million from the Nat...
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Oct. 17, 2016
Stress isn’t good for your waist line. For older married couples, the added pounds may be caused by a spouse’s long-term stress levels, according to a University of Michigan study.
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Oct. 11, 2016
MSU’s director of Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety Hayder Radha focuses on technology that integrates an autonomous vehicle with its environment.
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Oct. 11, 2016
MSU’s professor Laura McCabe has found at least one reason why even carefully controlled experiments such as drug trials often cannot be replicated.
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Oct. 11, 2016
Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water filters being...
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Sep. 29, 2016
The University of Michigan launched the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, a new research program that draws on experts from a wide range of faculty and students across campus, Michigan Athletics ...
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Sep. 28, 2016
“One party is battling for an ideology; the other is battling for groups of people,” says MSU political scientist Matt Grossman.
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Sep. 26, 2016
Mercury contamination is widespread across western North America in the air, soil, lake sediments, plants, fish and wildlife, according to an international research team that included a University of Mi...
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Sep. 26, 2016
Nizar Lajnef, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan State University, has installed prototype sensors under the Mackinac Bridge.
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Sep. 14, 2016
Wayne State University has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for a project that will advance knowledge of brain aging, its relation ...
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Sep. 14, 2016
The project, “Promoting Student Interest in Science and Science Careers through a Scalable Place-based Environmental Educational Program at a Public Aquarium,” will train 90 Detroit Public School (D...
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Sep. 12, 2016
A new molecular gel recipe developed at the University of Michigan is at the core of a prototype for a more accurate lead paint test.
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Sep. 8, 2016
Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin has acquired substantially all of the assets of Wayne State University startup, RetroSense Therapeutics LLC, a privately hel...
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Sep. 8, 2016
Researchers in the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine have developed a novel approach to studying host-microbiome interactions, the first step to...
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Sep. 7, 2016
Spotting a glitch on the factory floor in real time—and reconfiguring around it—are the goals of a new $4 million project led by University of Michigan engineering researchers.
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Sep. 6, 2016
New study by a team of researchers from Michigan’s University Research Corridor found positive stock returns on customer satisfaction far out-distance competitive market measures that have been in pla...
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Aug. 31, 2016
MSU biochemistry professor David Arnosti and colleagues found melatonin – produced by the brain only at night to regulate sleep cycles – suppresses breast cancer stem cells.
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Aug. 29, 2016
Whether their preference is Belgian waffle, kettle corn, sweet tea or endless other choices, it’s the flavor—not the nicotine—that entices U.S. teens to vape, a new University of Michigan stud...
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Aug. 22, 2016
Teen athletes are not as likely to abuse prescription painkillers or heroin as non-athletes, according to a new University of Michigan study.
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Aug. 19, 2016
MSU’s Chezare Warren says teachers and administrators need to remember that urban black youth are resilient – and use it to help motivate and push students academically.
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Aug. 16, 2016
The U.S. National Institutes of Health will award an estimated $9 million over the next 5 years to a new statewide center to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related ...
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Aug. 15, 2016
Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan will get a major boost thanks to an initial $22 million commitment from the Toyota Research Ins...
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Aug. 8, 2016
When it comes to quitting smoking, older African-Americans and Latinos have an edge over whites, according to a University of Michigan researcher and colleagues.
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Aug. 1, 2016
Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their early and late 20s.
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Aug. 1, 2016
Does the kind of interface used by customers affect their food choices? New research at the University of Michigan shows it can.
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Jul. 21, 2016
700,000 young people visit a hospital emergency ward each year due to assault. That does not sit well with University of Michigan researchers who are working with community groups to reduce youth violen...
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Jul. 19, 2016
Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior driven by the brain.
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Jul. 14, 2016
This year’s bloom is expected to first appear in late July and increase in August in the far western basin of Lake Erie. The location and effects will depend on prevailing winds.
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Jul. 7, 2016
Rick Sadler, a public health professor in the MSU College of Human Medicine, identified areas of the city most in need of fresh food.
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Jul. 7, 2016
A new University of Michigan study shows measurable changes in the brain’s reward system with marijuana use—even when other factors like alcohol use and cigarette smoking were taken into account
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Jun. 30, 2016
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment has awarded $8 million to the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy to assist c...
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Jun. 24, 2016
In Michigan State’s State of the State survey, more than half of the participants said they are better off this year.
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Jun. 23, 2016
Two new data science projects will bring together interdisciplinary teams of researchers from the University of Michigan and UM-Dearborn to tackle the grand problems of the future of transportation usin...
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Jun. 16, 2016
An investigation from the University of Michigan could eventually lead to new therapies that take aim at the most aggressive type of breast cancer.
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Jun. 13, 2016
The comprehensive guide is available from the Land Policy Institute (LPI) at Michigan State University (MSU), in collaboration with the MIplace™ Partnership Initiative.
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Jun. 9, 2016
The new center’s projects include soil sampling and pollution remediation, pest and disease management, urban forestry, and indoor growing systems.
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Jun. 9, 2016
With a focus on driverless and connected vehicles, the National Academy of Engineering recently held its regional meeting at the University of Michigan.
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Jun. 6, 2016
Michigan school districts get into financial trouble chiefly due to factors outside their control, according to a study by Michigan State University.
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Jun. 2, 2016
Children of mothers with graduate degrees had less electronic media exposure than kids of mothers with high school degrees and/or some college courses, a University of Michigan study showed.
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Jun. 1, 2016
Joshua Cowen, associate professor of education policy at Michigan State University, found the state’s 18,000 homeless students are a month of learning (36 days) behind all other students.
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Jun. 1, 2016
Zhenmei Zhang, associate professor of sociology at Michigan State University, found the odds that blacks will develop such cognitive impairments as dementia were 2.52 times greater than for whites.
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May. 26, 2016
Climate change remains a critical policy issue leading up to the November presidential election, and according to University of Michigan researchers, it is not only already happening, but it also poses ...
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May. 25, 2016
Industrial production has been a cornerstone of Detroit’s economy, but this production can create challenging health issues. The city struggles with some of the state’s highest rates of asthma and c...
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May. 19, 2016
A pioneering study of worldwide sleep patterns, led by University of Michigan researchers, combines math modeling, mobile apps and big data to parse the roles society and biology each play in setting sl...
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May. 16, 2016
A new study led by Michigan State nursing and criminal justice researchers will assess healthcare needs of senior citizens and law enforcement responses to elder abuse cases.
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May. 5, 2016
A partnership between Google and the University of Michigan’s Flint and Ann Arbor campuses aims to provide a smartphone app and other digital tools to Flint residents and officials to help them ma...
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Apr. 28, 2016
An analysis of 50 years of research showed no evidence that spanking does any good for children; instead, it increases their risk of detrimental outcomes, University of Michigan study shows.  
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Apr. 28, 2016
Even though on-the-job deaths declined in Michigan last year, Michigan State University researchers found fatalities in agriculture increased, particularly related to tractors.
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Apr. 27, 2016
Michigan State University recently established the Plant Resilience Institute to conduct fundamental research to identify mechanisms that contribute to plant resilience and impact plant productivity.
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Apr. 25, 2016
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has selected Michigan State University as one of four statewide locations for its Regional Export Network.
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Apr. 21, 2016
As researchers worldwide investigate risk factors associated with autism spectrum disorder, University of Michigan professors focus their efforts on improving the lives of children with autism.
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Apr. 19, 2016
Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey found that Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval ratings plummeted in the wake of the Flint water crisis.
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Apr. 19, 2016
Michigan’s tourism industry thrived in 2015 and is expected to remain strong through 2016, according to two Michigan State University researchers who presented their annual report recently at the Pure...
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Apr. 14, 2016
In a step that bolsters the region’s strong driverless technology development ecosystem, the University of Michigan will be collaborating with Toyota in the automaker’s plan to establish a m...
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Apr. 7, 2016
People with diabetes who rely on insulin have seen the cost of that drug triple in just a decade — even as doctors have prescribed higher doses to drive down their blood sugar levels, according to...
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Mar. 31, 2016
A new University of Michigan study suggests cannabis is an effective pain medication and agent to prevent opioid overuse.
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Mar. 28, 2016
A strong majority of Michigan residents favor state aid to help the fiscally strapped Detroit Public Schools pay off its debts, a new Michigan State University survey says. In the latest release of Stat...
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Mar. 28, 2016
Michigan State University professor Joan Rose, a global water science expert and the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, was recognized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) for her r...
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Mar. 23, 2016
Researchers from all three U-M campuses are working with Flint community partners on projects that received initial seed funding from President Mark Schlissel.
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Mar. 17, 2016
Exposure to lead during early development can alter the gut microbiota, increasing the chances for obesity in adulthood, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health have found.
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Mar. 10, 2016
An organization’s level of gender inequality may reflect its managers’ political ideology, according to a nationwide study of male law partners by a University of Michigan professor.
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Mar. 9, 2016
A group of pioneering Detroit researchers have co-published a study that breaks new ground in the effort to protect children who survive two major types of blood cancer from the threat of lifelong damag...
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Mar. 8, 2016
Led by Wayne State, researchers will evaluate the possible association between changes in the Flint water system and public health, specifically the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak. The first phase of ...
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Mar. 8, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year grant of more than $3.6 million to increase the number of underrepresented students in science majors at Wayne State University. The WSU-I...
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Mar. 3, 2016
Children with brain cancer may soon get some help from mice with the same disease, thanks to new research from University of Michigan Medical School scientists and their colleagues.
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Mar. 3, 2016
Scientists at Michigan State University have discovered a new kind of stem cell, one that could lead to advances in regenerative medicine as well as offer new ways to study birth defects and other repro...
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Mar. 1, 2016
The URC contributed $17.5 billion to the Michigan economy in 2014, ranked 2nd in the Innovation Power Ranking for the third straight year among its peer university clusters, and enhance lives and livel...
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Mar. 1, 2016
Teachers will be students again at Michigan State University thanks to a three-year, $600,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that will extend MSU’s Research Experiences for Teachers (RET).
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Feb. 24, 2016
Access to clean water hasn’t been the only health issue facing Flint. Since 2008, Michigan State University public health expert, Rick Sadler, has been mapping out areas of the city that have had almo...
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Feb. 24, 2016
The spacecraft engine that someday will help transport humans to Mars could be based on a prototype developed by University of Michigan engineers.
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Feb. 18, 2016
A prototype being developed by University of Michigan engineers, with financial backing from the NFL, could lead to a lightweight and affordable helmet that effectively dissipates the energy from hit af...
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Feb. 11, 2016
Contrary to what researchers expected, a new University of Michigan study shows that pregnancy may actually reduce women’s PTSD symptoms. Or at the least, it won’t cause a flare-up.
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Feb. 10, 2016
Michigan State University researchers will use nearly $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to test whether recycling and repurposing building materials is an effective solution to economic blig...
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Feb. 10, 2016
Jeff Mason is the executive director of the University Research Corridor, a research cluster to enhance economic prosperity which includes of Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne ...
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Feb. 8, 2016
Wayne State University recently entered into an exclusive license agreement with TRImaran Pharma Inc. for a class of novel drugs developed at Wayne State University that aims to offer hope in the treatm...
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Jan. 22, 2016
University of Michigan researchers found that people with higher attachment anxiety—high levels of insecurity in interpersonal relationships—are more prone to phantom cell phone rings and notificati...
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Jan. 15, 2016
DETROIT— Infections caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) bacteria can often be serious and life threatening. These drug-resistant bacterial pathogens are one of the most problem...
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Dec. 17, 2015
A number of researchers at the University of Michigan study prisoner reentry and highlight how incarceration impacts communities, families and the economy. Their work could lead to prison reform and in...
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Dec. 10, 2015
Drivers may one day be able to find a parking space on their smartphones instead of hunting for one on the street if a new system envisioned by U-M researchers becomes reality.
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Dec. 3, 2015
University of Michigan researchers found that for every $1 tax increase per pack of cigarettes, about two infant deaths were averted each day.
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Nov. 20, 2015
DETROIT – Researchers from Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan – which make up the University Research Corridor (URC) – will receive $2.5 million over ...
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Nov. 19, 2015
With nearly 90 percent of Americans utilizing the internet, the use of online dating websites has grown tremendously since the launch of the first online dating service in 1995. Today, Americans find i...
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Nov. 19, 2015
A U-M researcher is working with NASA to shed some light on how the brain changes and responds to microgravity. The results of her research will help scientists and physicians develop countermeasures t...
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Nov. 13, 2015
U-M researchers have discovered that a common ingredient found in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and replacement joints, thus helping to p...
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Nov. 9, 2015
Creating more opportunities to motivate teachers, encourage students and empower young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is the inspiration behind the new Mich...
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Nov. 5, 2015
A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but a substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could someday fight off a wide range of viruses, new U-M research suggests.
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Oct. 29, 2015
Researchers at U-M and Wayne State found that patients with diabetes are 50 percent more likely to have infections at the surgical site than nondiabetics.
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Oct. 26, 2015
During his commute to work in the summer of 2014, Da Deng, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science at Wayne State University, heard several news reports about the harmful algae...
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Oct. 22, 2015
The adverse impact of maternal drinking on children’s health is well documented, but what about other environmental exposures? U-M researchers are studying the impact of the environment on childre...
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Oct. 15, 2015
Michigan State University will accelerate key research areas through the recruitment of 100 new faculty members as part of the newly launched Global Impact Initiative…
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Oct. 13, 2015
Wayne State University — Detroit’s public, urban research university — is celebrating the opening of the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio), a $93 million facility dedicated to studying and eli...
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Oct. 10, 2015
Wayne State University (WSU) is recruiting 30 faculty (Open rank) for research and development programs in Integrative Biosciences. This initiative leverages a new 200,000 sq. ft. Integrative Bioscience...
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Oct. 8, 2015
The job market for college graduates is poised for a third straight year of explosive growth, as companies in most industries seek new talent, according to the largest annual survey of U.S. employers.
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Oct. 6, 2015
The owner of the partial mammoth skeleton uncovered near Chelsea decided to donate the bones to the University of Michigan for display and study.
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Oct. 2, 2015
A team of researchers at Wayne State University have discovered that mothers with high levels of lead in their blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their grandchildre...
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Oct. 1, 2015
Michigan State University is teaming up with the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Indiana University and Van Andel Research Institute to implement a high-speed infrastructure that will al...
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Oct. 1, 2015
A combination of two medicines long used for treating other illnesses can stop the growth of a deadly childhood cancer, according to a recent study by a Michigan State University College of Human Medici...
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Oct. 1, 2015
A U-M researcher played a key role in a project to survey genetic information from across the world, which completed its final phase after analyzing the genomes of 2,504 individuals from 26 populations...
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Sep. 18, 2015
MSU is leading the light- and heavy-duty vehicle component of the institute, a 122-member consortium funded by a more than $70 million commitment over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy. The ...
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Sep. 16, 2015
Researchers at the University of Michigan make a good case for millions of Americans to realign their priorities and embrace exercise.
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Sep. 3, 2015
Americans spend 10 percent less time making trips for daily activities than they did a decade ago, says a University of Michigan researcher.
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Sep. 3, 2015
On Tuesday, Michigan State University Press released “Privilege and Prejudice,” an autobiography of former MSU president Clifton Wharton Jr.
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Aug. 18, 2015
WSU Alum Joe McClure, McClure’s Pickles The Detroit Free Press has reported that Endeavor Detroit, recently included in our Talent Profile of Antonio Lück, has selected two companies founded by U...
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Aug. 13, 2015
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Aug. 12, 2015
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Aug. 5, 2015
Unlocking the mysteries of brain disorders is at the heart of 11 new projects that have just received $1.1 million in seed funding from the University of Michigan’s provost and vice president for ...
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Jul. 31, 2015
With the decline of the development of new antibiotics due to the complexity and expense of discovering them, there has been a rapid growth of antibiotic resistant pathogens that is one of the leading c...
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Jul. 28, 2015
Some people get the creeps when they walk through a parking structure or other public place that’s not well-lit or crowded, leading them to avoid places that are otherwise safe. But new researc...
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Jul. 23, 2015
A new discovery by Michigan State University scientists suggests that a common medication used to treat glaucoma could also be used to treat tuberculosis, even the drug-resistant kind.
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Jul. 22, 2015
Michigan State University has netted a $5.1 million National Science Foundation grant to explore the diverse world of mints.
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Jul. 20, 2015
The University of Michigan has publicly unveiled Mcity, a 32-acre test environment designed to transform the future of mobility. A transformation that could mean safer commutes to work, limited congesti...
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Jul. 13, 2015
A team of researchers led by a Wayne State professor will study the effects of a daily supplement of palm oil in patients with end-stage renal disease. Pramod Khosla, Ph.D., associate professor of nutri...
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Jul. 8, 2015
WSU’s School of Medicine has secured a $1.25 million NIH grant to study the role of approved drugs to improve placental function. Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gyneco...
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Jul. 7, 2015
When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds a national study led by a Michigan State University sociologist.
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Jul. 7, 2015
Taking a nap may be an effective strategy to counteract impulsive behavior and to boost tolerance for frustration, according to a University of Michigan study.
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Jul. 1, 2015
DETROIT – The Wayne State University School of Medicine and Detroit Receiving Hospital of the Detroit Medical Center will serve as a site for a national study that will develop new guidelines for pati...
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Jun. 30, 2015
A team of MSU researchers has developed a technology that can turn transparent surfaces, from building windows to cell phones, into solar collecting surfaces – without obstructing the view.
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Jun. 30, 2015
The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation has awarded two grants totaling $1.025 million to Wayne State University for projects aimed at improving water and air quality in Michigan. The Healthy U...
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Jun. 29, 2015
Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. Though fingerprints are assumed to be infallible personal identifiers, there...
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Jun. 24, 2015
Urban gardens are becoming more commonplace across Detroit and other major urban cities throughout the United States. These gardens offer a source of free or inexpensive healthy food for the public and ...
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Jun. 24, 2015
A new University of Michigan study shows that sexual assaults were less likely in neighborhoods where more registered sex offenders live.
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Jun. 9, 2015
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Jun. 8, 2015
Eranda Nikolla, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical engineering in Wayne State University’s College of Engineering, was selected out of 620 submissions to receive a five-year, $750,000 grant for he...
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May. 28, 2015
A team of researchers at the University of Michigan have developed software to help society identify and correct erroneous claims on Twitter.
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May. 27, 2015
MACKINAC ISLAND, May 27, 2015 – Today at the Mackinac Policy Conference, MICHauto, an economic development initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, and a group of leading business, automotive and u...
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May. 19, 2015
A Michigan State University researcher helped write a groundbreaking new report from the National Research Council that concludes scientific research is increasingly dominated by teams – a promising a...
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Apr. 28, 2015
LANSING, Mich., /PRNewswire/– Michigan’s University Research Corridor remains competitive with the nation’s top university research clusters, contributing $16.8 billion to MichiganR...
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Apr. 27, 2015
Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it’s also better for the environment, says a University of Michigan Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute, who found th...
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Apr. 16, 2015
RetroSense Therapeutics, LLC, a Wayne State University start-up biotechnology company, has received the Luis Villalobos Award from the Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world’s leading professi...
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Apr. 14, 2015
A new academic department at Michigan State University will bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines and will serve to advance cutting-edge interdisciplinary science and the training of ...
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Apr. 7, 2015
Michigan Radio: Michigan’s Blue Economy, a report put together by the Annis Water Resources Institute at Grand Valley State University and the Michigan Economic Center at Prima Civitas, cites tha...
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Mar. 18, 2015
Imagine a bridge or a dam that could sense a structural defect before it happens, diagnose what the problem will be and alert the authorities before something bad happens.
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Mar. 11, 2015
An open-source computing system you command with your voice like Apple’s Siri is designed to spark a new generation of “intelligent personal assistants” for wearables and other devices...
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Mar. 10, 2015
A promising new natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is moving toward clinical trials. This will be a major step forward as there is nothing on the market that slows the progression of Alzhei...
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Mar. 5, 2015
Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit are...
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Feb. 28, 2015
Michigan’s legacy of a state of makers is far from being history—in fact, with a new of optimism and entrepreneurial spirit, it looks set to shape the future.
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Feb. 4, 2015
By Sarina Gleason and Ved Gossain A Michigan State University study is the first to indicate that the state’s autoworkers are at a higher risk of heart disease compared to the U.S. population overall....
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Jan. 13, 2015
A 32-acre “mini-city” designed expressly for testing connected and automated vehicle systems, and other emerging 21st-century smart city technologies, is taking shape on the University of Mi...
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Jan. 2, 2015
Water emerged as one of the most compelling issues for Michigan’s economic future during a five-city “Blue Economy Tour” led by the University Research Corridor (URC) – an alliance o...
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Jan. 2, 2015
Detroit Free Press: Water emerged as one of the most compelling issues for Michigan’s economic future during a five-city “Blue Economy Tour” led by the University Research Corridor (UR...
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Dec. 17, 2014
CHICAGO — Members of Michigan’s University Research Corridor — a research alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University — and Shedd Aquarium met to...
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Nov. 4, 2014
On his presentation screen, Jon Allan flashed a picture of a giant fork stuck in the middle of a typical-looking road. Allan, director of Michigan’s Office of the Great Lakes, used the cliché to...
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Oct. 27, 2014
The study of human genes has dramatically changed how health issues have been explained and treated during the past 20 years. But educators have done little to teach future generations about the concept...
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Oct. 15, 2014
The Ford School Alumni Board is pleased to announce that Patrick Anderson (MPP ‘83) is the recipient of the 2014 Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award. “Patrick has a long record of...
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Oct. 9, 2014
Community and state leaders gathered at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon on Thursday, Oct. 9 to discuss the continued focus of promoting a “Blue Economy” in Michigan...
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Oct. 2, 2014
A company aiming to turn a longtime nonprofit educational service at Michigan State University into a for-profit company is raising a Series A venture capital round of $4.5 million. CourseWeaver Inc., ...
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Oct. 2, 2014
Since the 1970s, Michigan has supported renewable energy and efficiency programs, an approach reinvigorated by the state’s 2008 clean energy law. Today, these sources include biomass power plants, hyd...
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Oct. 1, 2014
There’s something in the water in Michigan; our samples are showing strong signs of…economic development.
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Sep. 28, 2014
With distributors now in place to cover major world markets, revenue should start spiking later this year for Phenometrics Inc., aMichigan State University spinoff that makes bioreactors for growing alg...
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Sep. 18, 2014
James Hancock has a passion for blueberries. And a passion for making them better. Citing the six new varieties of blueberries that Hancock has developed over the years as a professor of horticulture at...
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Aug. 14, 2014
The three URC universities – Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University — received nearly $300 million in awards for water-related research and outreach from 20...
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Aug. 1, 2014
It’s a well known fact that the state of Michigan is home to three world class research universities; Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University. Jeff Mason, exe...
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Jun. 16, 2014
It’s the time of year when Michigan residents rush to enjoy the state’s lakes, rivers and streams, often without thinking about the huge economic advantage that freshwater brings to our state and ho...
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Jun. 2, 2014
Surface-water temperatures above the deepest parts of Lake Superior are expected to be at least 6 degrees Fahrenheit colder than normal by August, delaying the onset of the evaporation season and raisin...
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May. 30, 2014
With the release of a report on Michigan’s water-related industries, the phrase “Blue Economy” may become more of a common phrase in our parlance. The University Research Corridor, mad...
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May. 30, 2014
With the release of a report on Michigan’s water-related industries, the phrase “Blue Economy” may become more of a common phrase in our parlance. The University Research Corridor, mad...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan State University and its University Research Corridor partners protect Michigan’s precious water resources and enhance its “blue economy” through hundreds of millions of dollars in resear...
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May. 29, 2014
The U-M Water Center, the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program, Michigan Sea Grant, and a research project about Lake Erie algae blooms that involved 18 U-M units were all mentioned in a reportreleased by...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is playing a major role in protecting the water resources of Michigan and the Great Lakes region and using those resources to promote economic develop...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan is fourth in the nation in the share of its workforce associated with industries that develop freshwater technology and services or are highly dependent on plentiful and clean water, according ...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan is fourth in the nation in the share of its workforce associated with industries that develop freshwater technology and services or are highly dependent on plentiful and clean water, according ...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan State University and its University Research Corridor partners protect Michigan’s precious water resources and enhance its “blue economy” through hundreds of millions of dollars in resear...
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May. 29, 2014
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan is fourth in the nation in the share of its workforce associated with industries that develop freshwater technology and services or are highly dependent on plentiful and clean water, according ...
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May. 29, 2014
Hundreds ofCEOs, community leaders and government bigwigs are spending three days this week, discussing issues facing our state at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference. The three-...
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May. 29, 2014
As the need for drinkable water grows globally and becomes an even bigger economic force locally, Michigan’s three major research universities look to grow what they call the “blue economy.&...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is playing a major role in protecting the water resources of Michigan and the Great Lakes region and using those resources to promote economic development...
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May. 29, 2014
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is playing a major role in protecting the water resources of Michigan and the Great Lakes region and using those resources to promote economic develop...
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May. 2, 2014
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Mar. 6, 2014
So it’s another Friday, and it’s time to spring forward, probably right into a snowbank. Don’t forget to set that clock ahead an hour Saturday at bedtime, regardless. And here’s some tech news t...
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Mar. 6, 2014
As part of the finals for SXSW’s Student Startup Madness tournament, Carbon Cash — created by Bernie Eisbrenner, Pat Schmitz, and Jon Bauer — will compete against seven other student teams by pitc...
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Mar. 4, 2014
Michigan economic development leaders, university officials and businesses are heading to Texas to attract talented workers, students and customers to the Great Lakes state. They’re among thousand...
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Feb. 25, 2014
Canton Township will soon become home to a $148 million Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation Institute, President Obama said in an announcement from the White House Tuesday afternoon.
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Feb. 13, 2014
The new report, prepared by East Lansing, Mich.-based Anderson Economic Group (AEG), shows the URC universities conferred nearly 33,000 graduate and undergraduate degrees in 2012, more than any other un...
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Jan. 21, 2014
“From Day One, Michigan’s URC wanted to measure itself against the very best and this report helps us do just that,” said Jeff Mason, URC executive director. “While the URC does well in many cat...
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Jan. 21, 2014
“The URC is contributing to Michigan’s economy through tax revenue, job creation, and producing the graduates and research that can fill the needs of Michigan businesses,” says Mary Sue Coleman, U...
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Jan. 21, 2014
In gauging the URC’s technology transfer activities, the report ranks the URC fourth among eight research clusters in patents awarded in 2012, fifth in technology licenses issued, and eighth in startu...
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Jan. 21, 2014
The three URC universities have cultivated 163 start-up companies. The report states that, “among URC alumni, a 2013 survey indicated that they had started or acquired businesses at double the nationa...
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Jan. 21, 2014
Michigan’s URC ranked second by this benchmark when compared to seven other major university research clusters in six states, including well-known hubs such as North Carolina’s Research Triangle Pa...
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Jan. 21, 2014
Michigan’s three largest universities helped contribute $16.6 billion to the state’s economy in 2012 as their enrollment and spending continued to rise.
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Oct. 10, 2013
Michigan’s leading research universities and Elsevier have developed a free online tool enabling companies in Michigan and around the globe to tap into the expertise of the universities’ fac...
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May. 30, 2013
A newly released report says the three universities that make up Michigan’s University Research Corridor are a hotbed of entrepreneurship.
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May. 30, 2013
URC alumni were 1.5 times as successful as the average U.S. business owner at keeping those start-ups and acquisitions alive in the past five years, according to the Embracing Entrepreneurship report re...
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May. 30, 2013
The schools forming Michigan’s University Research Corridor announced in a study released today that approximately 19 percent of 40,000 surveyed alumni have started a company and more than 50 percent ...
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May. 30, 2013
Michigan’s three biggest universities are producing young entrepreneurs twice as fast as the national average. That’s according to a report by East Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group released tod...
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May. 30, 2013
Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is proving to be a powerful business incubator for students and alumni, playing a dramatically increased role in nurturing start-up efforts and provid...
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May. 30, 2013
Based in East Lansing, Michigan, the Anderson Economic Group created the report from survey responses sent in by more than 40,000 U-M, WSU, and MSU alumni. It found that those with degrees not only in b...
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May. 30, 2013
The report, titled “Embracing Entrepreneurship,” showed that graduates of the three universities have started or acquired businesses at double the national average rate among college graduates sinc...
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May. 30, 2013
According to the report, alumni from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University are starting their own companies at double the national average rate of all colle...
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May. 30, 2013
Almost one in five alumni from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University or Wayne State University has started a business, and as a group the alumni are about 1.5 times as successful as the ...
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May. 30, 2013
Graduates from Michigan’s three largest universities are starting businesses at twice the national average, according to a report expected to be released later today at the 2013 Mackinac Policy Confer...
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May. 30, 2013
According to the study, which was commissioned by the URC, graduates of Michigan State University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan have started or acquired businesses at double t...
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Mar. 11, 2013
After years of development, Michigan State University scientists recently field-tested what could be the ultimate underwater, data-gathering tool: a robotic fish. According to Xiaobo Tan, associate prof...
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Mar. 11, 2013
Often in research, solutions are years, if not decades in the making. But researchers at Michigan State University and Wayne State University have taken their decades of experience to focus on shorter t...
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Mar. 2, 2013
After being used for hundreds of years for drinking water, transportation, fishing, entertainment, boating and industrial purposes, the Great Lakes are increasingly under stress from their shoreline inh...
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Jan. 23, 2013
Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) generated $15.5 billion in economic impact statewide, exceeded $2 billion in annual research expenditures and awarded more than 31,600 degrees in one ...
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Jan. 23, 2013
John Economopoulos was born and raised in that small town on the Little Bay de Noc – Escanaba, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. John graduated from the University of Michigan in 1993 with his B.A....
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Jan. 23, 2013
The number of overweight children has tripled since 1980, especially in Michigan’s low-income communities, and this has led to an increase in health risks such as heart disease, diabetes, high blo...
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Jan. 23, 2013
Research partnerships between URC universities and Michigan-based companies help lay the groundwork for innovation that can not only sustain the vitality of the state’s businesses but also strengt...
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Jan. 23, 2013
During last summer’s drought in Michigan – the worst in the last half-century – Michigan State University researchers managed to increase cucumber production on a test farm at the Southwest Mi...
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Jan. 21, 2013
The Michigan State University College of Law is leading an initiative to help West Michigan and mid-Michigan entrepreneurs and small businesses with their intellectual property (IP) questions. The new p...
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Jan. 19, 2013
The Michigan State University College of Law is leading an initiative to help West and mid-Michigan entrepreneurs and small businesses with their intellectual property (IP) questions. The new program, c...
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Jan. 10, 2013
The Michigan Corporate Relations Network is soliciting proposals for the third round of its Small Company Innovation Program awards. SCIP provides cost-sharing grants to small- to medium- sized comp...
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Jan. 8, 2013
SoftVue, the whole breast ultrasound imaging device created by two scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, is currently undergoing review...
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Jan. 2, 2013
Scott Olson came to the University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center in August 2011 with opportunity in mind. SCOTT OLSON, DIRECTOR OF U-M MEDICAL INNOVATION CENTER “We have an amazing resear...
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Dec. 12, 2012
Michigan Engineering researchers can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and transform an unprecedented 65 percent of the green slime into biocrude. “We’re trying to ...
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Dec. 12, 2012
Researchers in MSU’s Center for Revolutionary Materials for Solid State Energy Conversion – an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) funded by the U.S. Department of Energy – are developing a...
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Dec. 12, 2012
Diagnoses of cancer, heart disease, stroke and rheumatoid arthritis could happen faster with technology being developed by a Wayne State University researcher. Matthew Allen, Ph.D., assistant professor ...
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Dec. 10, 2012
In over three decades of work in Africa, Eric Crawford and his colleagues at MSU have been able to see the fruits of their labor – literally. Dr. Crawford is Professor and Co-Director of the Food Secu...
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Nov. 5, 2012
Motor vehicle crashes are the largest single public health crisis in the United States. But the launch this summer of a new year-long test of “smart car” technology conducted by the Univers...
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Nov. 5, 2012
A Wayne State University project is helping Southeast Michigan get a clearer picture of our economy. It’s called the Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index, and it’s a great example of...
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Nov. 5, 2012
In August 2012, Brian Abraham was named executive director of Spartan Innovations, L3C, a subsidiary of the Michigan State University Foundation focused on launching sustainable start-up companies from ...
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Nov. 5, 2012
Three studies conducted as part of Wayne State University’s Systems Biology of Epilepsy Project (SBEP) could result in new types of treatment for the disease and, as a bonus, for behavioral disord...
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Oct. 8, 2012
The state of Michigan has experienced a dramatic shift in its biotech industry. Pfizer’s closing of three Michigan research facilities in 2007 was a significant setback. But the fact that the stat...
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Oct. 8, 2012
Few issues matter more to America’s vitality than continuing this nation’s tradition of leading advances in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, and the host of applicat...
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Oct. 8, 2012
There have been great advancements in the development of high-strength steel, and the need for additional enhancements continues to grow. Various industries need structural components that are lighter a...
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Oct. 8, 2012
Stephen Hsu was named Michigan State University’s vice president for research and graduate studies, effective Aug. 20, 2012. He was formerly the director of the Institute for Theoretical Science a...
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Sep. 10, 2012
The Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) fields are the fastest growing job sector in the country. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics however, forecasts a 230,000 STEM worker shortage by 2...
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Sep. 10, 2012
Within the “envelopes” of commercial and residential buildings rests the promise of major, new energy efficiencies in the built-environment, according to University of Michigan researchers. ...
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Sep. 10, 2012
A Wayne State University researcher has found a greener, less-expensive way to improve a product that essentially has been set in stone for a long time. In June, Wayne State and NTH Consultants of Detro...
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Aug. 6, 2012
In the United States and most other developed countries, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death. Notoriously hard to detect in its early stages, the overall five-year survival rate for...
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Aug. 6, 2012
With a common goal of making health care better, safer, more cost effective and more equal, nearly 400 health researchers from across the University of Michigan and partner organizations have formed one...
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Aug. 6, 2012
Ethanol, a promising biofuel to replace petroleum, may have increased potential to generate energy as result of a fermentation process developed by a Michigan State University microbiologist. Gemma Regu...
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