August 2016

M Research: News from the University of Michigan


Football season is just weeks away, and with the added excitement comes growing concern over the safety of the sport. Researchers at U-M are working on a number of projects that address traumatic brain injury, with a focus on reducing sport concussion and properly evaluating athletes before they return to play.

Butt out

When it comes to quitting smoking, older African-Americans and Latinos have an edge over whites, according to a study of nearly 3,000 smokers.

Performance of prosthetics

The theme of the U-M Rehabilitation Biomechanics Laboratory is pretty simple: conduct research that makes it easier for amputees to get around.

Exercise barrier

Daily participation in sports and exercise can play a role in preventing teens from abusing nonmedical prescription opioids and heroin.

Time to order

How do you order food at a restaurant? If you do so through a touch screen menu, you could be more prone to make hedonistic food choices.

Defense downsizing

Michigan, Ohio and Indiana have lost more than 6,800 defense supply-chain positions in recent years. A U-M program aims to help them rebound.

Heart of the problem

Symptoms of depression lead to a greater risk of heart disease in older black adults, but not in white adults, a study based on 18 years of data shows.

In perspective

Drunken driving
Professor Brad Uren discusses practices and policies that can help prevent drunken driving accidents and fatalities.

"Research suggests lower blood alcohol concentration limits and interventions like ignition interlocks can make a big difference."
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