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Young Adult Cancer Survivors Struggle to Get Back to Normal

Cancer survivors often talk about wanting to get back to normal, but a new study indicates many young adults who survived the disease struggle with attaining this goal two years after their initial diagnosis.
20-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Robotic Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom

A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. This week, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacteria that bloom each summer in the lake's...
19-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

One Amino Acid, a Whale of a Difference

A single amino-acid variation in a key receptor in whales may help explain why some species of cetaceans evolved sleek, muscular bodies to hunt fish and seals, while others grow to massive sizes by filter-feeding on large volumes of plankton, an...
17-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Moms, Kids and TV: A Complicated Relationship That's Not All Bad

Watching television sometimes gets a bad rap––especially where children and screen time are concerned––but not all of it's deserved.
5-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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