June 2016

M Research: News from the University of Michigan

Archiving America

Picture yourself alongside President Abraham Lincoln during his final hours. James Tanner found himself in that position 150 years ago as he recorded the moments after Lincoln's assassination. Tanner's letter is just one of many rare pieces of early American history housed in the University of Michigan’s William L. Clements Library.

Aggressive behavior

A new drug compound developed by U-M researchers has shown promise in targeting the most aggressive type of breast cancer.

Smog alert

Bad air is not simply a nuisance—U-M research shows that pollution could also elevate your risk of hypertension and diabetes.

Mapping Detroit

An online mapping tool created by a U-M geographer shows how speculative property ownership is shaping the conditions of Detroit neighborhoods.

Small talk

Does a parent’s educational background influence their child’s exposure to electronic media? Yes, says U-M researchers.

Under pressure

New software, developed at U-M and inspired partly by Batman, could give any smartphone the capacity to sense force or pressure.

Word choice

Experiments led by a U-M researcher aim to uncover how the everyday context of a word sways our judgment and decision-making.

In perspective

Professor David Sherman discusses the spread of drug-resistant superbugs and its impact on global health.

"Every antibiotic is susceptible to resistance. And once resistance develops, bacteria can spread it easily among themselves."
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