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New Evidence That Humans Settled in Southeastern US Far Earlier Than Previously Believed

The discovery of stone tools found in a Florida river show that humans settled the southeastern United States far earlier than previously believed—perhaps by as much as 1,500 years, according to a team of scientists that includes a University of...
11-May-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U.S. Climate-Adaptation Plans Long on Ideas, Short on Details, Priorities

An analysis of more than 40 climate-adaptation plans from across the U.S. shows that local communities are good at developing strategies to combat the harmful effects of climate change but often fail to prioritize their goals or to provide...
2-May-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Landslide Risk Remains High a Year After Magnitude-7.8 Nepal Earthquake

With the monsoon fast approaching, the landslide risk in Nepal remains high a year after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, according to a University of Michigan-led research team.
25-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Changing Climate Conditions in Michigan Pose an Emerging Public Health Threat

Changing climate conditions—including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms—represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new report from university researchers and state health...
25-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Visualizing and Predicting Evolution by Mapping the Elusive 'Fitness Landscape'

Suppose you were trying to design a vaccine to combat next season's influenza virus. Having a detailed map that tells you exactly how various strains of the flu bug will evolve would be extremely helpful.
13-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stop the Growth: U-M Researchers Take Aim at Cancer Metastasis

Most cancer drugs today work by attacking tumor growth. Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, however, are taking aim at a different piece of the cancer puzzle—preventing its ability to spread to new parts of the body,...
12-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Value-Based Insurance Plan Boosts Employee Use of Targeted Preventive Services, Reduces ER Visits

One state's employee insurance program designed to improve health while reducing costs has successfully encouraged more use of screenings and preventive services, increased medication adherence for chronic conditions, and reduced visits to the...
31-Mar-2016 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lake Erie Phosphorus-Reduction Targets Challenging but Achievable

Large-scale changes to agricultural practices will be required to meet the goal of reducing levels of algae-promoting phosphorus in Lake Erie by 40 percent, a new University of Michigan-led, multi-institution computer modeling study concludes.
22-Mar-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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