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More Than Half of All Opioid Prescriptions Go to People with Mental Illness

Fifty-one percent of all opioid medications distributed in the U.S. each year are prescribed to adults with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Geisel School of Medicine at...
27-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wild Monkeys Use Loud Calls to Assess the Relative Strength of Rivals

Gelada males—a close relative to baboons—pay attention to the loud calls of a rival to gain information about his relative fighting ability compared to themselves, a new study indicated.
21-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newly Identified Protection Mechanism Serves as First Responder to Cellular Stress

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have identified a new type of rapid-response defense mechanism that helps protect cells from environmental stress while giving slower, well-known protection systems time to act.
19-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Board Game Helps Mexican Coffee Farmers Grasp Complex Ecological Interactions

A chess-like board game developed by University of Michigan researchers helps small-scale Mexican coffee farmers better understand the complex interactions between the insects and fungi that live on their plants—and how some of those creatures can...
20-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cryo-EM Images Reveal How Key Biological Machine Unfolds Problem Proteins

Hand over hand. That's how new, near-atomic resolution, 3-D snapshots show that a key biological machine unfolds a ribbon of protein through its central channel.
14-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chemicals Used to Combat Zika, Agricultural Pests Impact Motor Skills in Infants

A chemical currently being used to ward off mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and a commonly used insecticide that was threatened with a ban in the United States have been associated with reduced motor function in Chinese infants, a University of...
9-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Analysis of New World Birds Confirms Untested Evolutionary Assumption

Biologists have always been fascinated by the diversity and changeability of life on Earth and have attempted to answer a fundamental question: How do new species originate?
30-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Congo Ebola Outbreak: Health Care Providers Should Review Response Plans

With an Ebola outbreak underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts say health care providers should review their Ebola response plans now to avoid repeating past mistakes.
25-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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