November 2016

M Research: News from the University of Michigan

Grown ups

Baby Boomers are retiring at an astounding rate of 10,000 people per day. And by 2030, 20 percent of the U.S. population is expected to be 65 and older. The University of Michigan’s Health and Retirement Study collects information on Americans 50 and older to help researchers and policymakers address important population swings.

Cutting carbs

Three low-carb meals within 24 hours lowers post-meal insulin resistance, which could reduce your risk of high blood pressure and diabetes.

Mini lungs

3-D mini lungs that mimic aspects of the structure and complexity of human lungs were transplanted into mice—a respiratory research breakthrough.

Slow and stop

The discovery of a protein that helps ovarian cancer cells multiply and spread could help physicians slow the cancer’s growth and stop it from spreading.

Historic find

The most complete ice age mastodon skeleton found in Michigan since the 1940s was recovered this fall from the state’s Thumb region.

Job (in)security

Fear over job security can lead to lower productivity and disengagement at work. And when people are nervous and upset, they check out.

Fear factor

Scary movies can do the trick, but social media, TV news and documentaries also can leave some people feeling frightened years later.

In perspective

Energy implications
A U-M energy expert sheds light on what President Donald Trump could mean for the future of energy and climate.
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