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Chesapeake Bay: Larger-Than-Average Summer 'Dead Zone' Forecast for 2018 After Wet Spring

Ecologists from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are forecasting a larger-than-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2018, due to increased rainfall in the watershed this spring.
18-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Large Outdoor Study Shows Biodiversity Improves Stability of Algal Biofuel Systems

A diverse mix of species improves the stability and fuel-oil yield of algal biofuel systems, as well as their resistance to invasion by outsiders, according to the findings of a federally funded outdoor study by University of Michigan researchers.
12-Jun-2018 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Throw like a girl? No, he or she just hasn't been taught

"You throw like a girl" is a sexist taunt that can instantly sour a kid on athletics and other healthy activities. But many children—mainly girls—simply aren't taught or don't learn the basic motor skills like throwing, running, jumping or...
5-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Receptor Proteins That Respond to Nicotine May Help Fat Cells Burn Energy

The same proteins that moderate nicotine dependence in the brain may be involved in regulating metabolism by acting directly on certain types of fat cells, new research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute shows.
16-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Hope for Women with Fistula Injuries

The health care systems in the United States and other industrialized countries have outgrown many of the childbirth-related injuries that are still very problematic in poor countries.
21-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U-M Professor, Graduate Work Together to Empower Sudanese Women

South Sudanese women have among the highest fertility rates and maternal death rates in the world, yet cultural norms still frown upon contraceptives—even to make pregnancy and birth safer for women.
9-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blacks, Whites Equally as Likely to Be Prescribed Opioids for Pain

Racial disparities in pain management have been well-documented, with doctors historically more willing to prescribe opiates to whites than to other racial and ethnic groups.
1-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Aging: The Natural Stress Reliever for Many Women

While some research suggests that midlife is a dissatisfying time for women, other studies show that women report feeling less stressed and enjoy a higher quality of life during this period.
24-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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