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Diagnosing, Treating Neuropathy Symptoms in Cancer Patients Not Exact Science

Most of the roughly 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S. receive chemotherapy, and roughly 65 percent develop some degree of the chemotherapy-induced nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy.
17-Apr-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Discover a Role for 'Junk' DNA

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have determined how satellite DNA, considered to be "junk DNA," plays a crucial role in holding the genome together.
11-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Energy Injustice? Cost, Availability of Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs Vary with Poverty Levels

Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new University of Michigan study conducted in Wayne County.
11-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Get Moving to Get Happier

Physical activity has long been known to reduce depression and anxiety, and is commonly prescribed to prevent or cure negative mental health conditions.
4-Apr-2018 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Honeymoon Is Over: Decades-Long Trends, Not Flawed Vaccine, Explain Resurgent Whooping Cough

Researchers and public health officials have struggled to explain the resurgence of whooping cough in the United States since the late 1970s, and the suspected shortcomings of the current generation of vaccines are often blamed. But a new...
28-Mar-2018 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Nuclear Nonproliferation: U-M Participates in Major Project Monitoring Nuclear Reactors From Afar

While the international nonproliferation community inspects known nuclear power reactors, a major concern is that nations could build smaller, secret reactors to produce materials for weapons. Now, University of Michigan researchers are involved...
27-Mar-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

20 Percent of Americans Responsible for Almost Half of US Food-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On any given day, 20 percent of Americans account for nearly half of U.S. diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, and high levels of beef consumption are largely responsible, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan and...
16-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Lifelike, Full-Size Reconstruction of Extinct Human Relative Acquired for New U-M Natural History Museum

When the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History reopens in its new home about a year from now, visitors to the evolution gallery will come face to face with a life-size, hyperrealistic sculptural reconstruction of an extinct human relative...
14-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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