May 2016

M Research: News from the University of Michigan

Forecasting health

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 growing threats to public health.

Time for bed

Do you have a consistent bedtime? A study led by U-M researchers examines how society and biology play a role in setting your sleep schedule.

Kidney on a chip

A new technique developed by U-M researchers could lead to more precise dosing of drugs, including some potentially toxic medicines.

Hacked at home

U-M cybersecurity researchers hacked into the leading "smart home" automation system and essentially got the code to a home's front door.

Spanking hurts

Fifty years of research showed no evidence that spanking does any good for children; it actually increases their risk of detrimental outcomes.

Fear factor

Young African-American women who live in fear of neighborhood violence are more likely to become obese when they reach their 20s and 30s.

Unearthing history

Stone tools found in a Florida river show humans settled the southeastern U.S. far earlier than previously believed—perhaps by as much as 1,500 years.

In perspective

A spy in your pocket
U-M Professor H V Jagadish discusses how your smart device could be spying on your every move.

"Your gadgets could be providing a window that any hacker could see right through to spy on you."
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