January 2017

M Research: News from the University of Michigan

Research Milestones

The University of Michigan has a distinguished history of research achievement that spans two centuries. From clinical trials that demonstrated the effectiveness of polio vaccine to pioneering work on 3-D laser holograms, U-M research has had a profound impact on society. This timeline highlights some of the most important advances arising from U-M research over the past 200 years.

Goodnight, Phone

Technology has made many parts of our lives much better, but distractions caused by cell phones and tablets could be ruining your sleep.

Gender Paradox

Companies can improve gender representation and narrow the wage disparity by changing salary and mentoring practices.

Personalized Therapy

Researchers aim to educate the immune system with nanodiscs so that immune cells can attack cancer cells in a personalized manner.

Hurricane Tracker

NASA launched eight hurricane-tracking microsatellites as part of a U-M led mission to help scientists see inside hurricanes like never before.

Beat Fatigue

Eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and omega-3-rich foods may improve fatigue and sleep quality in breast cancer survivors.

Time to Confess

Children of all ages are more likely to confess misdeeds rather than conceal transgressions if they think a parent will react positively.

In perspective

Racial Health Gap
A U-M researcher studies black-white differences in determinants of health. His findings show that some interventions may even widen the gap.
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