October 2016

M Research: News from the University of Michigan

Political persuasion

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have dominated the news cycle over the last several months, and for good reason. But the news cycle is not always positive, so how do people respond to negative news? And how do voters select a candidate when no one they like is on the ballot? The answers could impact the race for the Oval Office.

The dark web

Secrets lurk in the dark web—the 95% of the Internet that most of us cannot see. Bringing those secrets to light could make the digital and real world safer. 

Signs of stress

Stress is not good for your waist line. For older married couples, the added pounds may be caused by a spouse's long-term stress levels.

Atomic sandwiches

A new material has the potential to pack in more computing power, while consuming a fraction of the energy that today's electronics require.

Plugged-in parenting

Technology means work and other outside pressures cannot be avoided at home. These blurred boundaries may make it difficult to be present with kids.

Ocean viruses

The world's oceans teem with scientific mystery, unknowns that could prove to be tools that will one day protect the planet from global warming.

Stigma and fear

As doctors encourage patients to share their concerns about mental health, physicians may be less likely to seek help for these symptoms themselves.

In perspective

Video games and science
Can science-based video games be valuable resources for biochemistry research, while also providing enjoyable recreation? A competition between gamers, undergrads and scientists could lead to answers.
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