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Maximizing the Environmental Benefits of Autonomous Vehicles

The added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of the sensors and computers used in autonomous vehicles are significant contributors to their lifetime energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.
13-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Clues to Aging Found in Stem Cells' Genomes

Little hints of immortality are lurking in the stem cells of fruit flies
13-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Reductions in Individual Plant Growth Sometimes Boost Community Resilience

In sports, sometimes a player has to take one for the team. The same appears to be true in the plant world, where reduced individual growth can benefit the broader community.
8-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pregnant Women with PTSD Have Higher Levels of Stress Hormone Cortisol

Research has shown that a woman's emotional and physical health during pregnancy impacts a developing fetus. However, less is known about the effect of past stressors and posttraumatic stress disorder on an expectant woman.
5-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Kids and Screen Time: Signs Your Child Might Be Addicted

It's a familiar sight in the majority of young families: young children bent over a screen for hours, texting or gaming, lost in a digital world.
1-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Recover More Mammoth Bones From Chelsea-Area Farm

University of Michigan paleontologists conducted a second excavation this week at the Chelsea-area farm where the skull, tusks and dozens of intact bones of an ice age mammoth were pulled from the ground in late 2015.
30-Nov-2017 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cell Death Linked to Tumor Growth in Prostate Cancer Patients

The goal of any cancer treatment is to kill tumor cells. Yet, one little understood paradox of certain cancers is that the body's natural process for removing dead and dying cells can actually fuel tumor growth.
22-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cinnamon Turns Up the Heat on Fat Cells

New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has determined how a common holiday spice—cinnamon—might be enlisted in the fight against obesity.
21-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


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