As hands come in left and right versions that are mirror images of each other, so do the amino acids and sugars within us. But unlike hands, only the left-oriented amino acids and the right-oriented sugars ever make into life as we know it.
19-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST
Some time this century, the era of cheap and abundant energy will end, and Western industrial civilization will likely begin a long, slow descent toward a resource-limited future characterized by "involuntary simplicity."
19-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST
In recent years, scientists have linked chemicals known as phthalates with complications of pregnancy and fetal development.
17-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST
Newly Discovered Hormone Points to Potential Treatment for Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Fatty Liver Disease
Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders
17-Nov-2014 11:40 AM EST
Three University of Michigan student teams representing seven schools and colleges were honored Saturday with the Dow Distinguished Award for Interdisciplinary Sustainability.
17-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST
Energy use in buildings accounts for nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated in Detroit, while exhaust from cars, trucks and buses is responsible for about 30 percent of the total, according to a new citywide inventory compiled...
10-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST
Researchers at the University of Michigan have shown how a single neuron can perform multiple functions in a model organism, illuminating for the first time this fundamental biological mechanism and shedding light on the human brain.
5-Nov-2014 3:50 PM EST
University of Michigan researchers will use a new $1.6 million federal grant to probe potential social and environmental links to autism, collecting location-specific information from tens of thousands of affected individuals and their families...
3-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST
Contact Tracking and Public Health Infrastructure, Not Banning Flights, Are Key to Stopping Chain of Ebola Transmission; Michigan Expert Explains
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The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that human genes may not be patented. The University of Michigan has several experts available to comment on the implications of the ruling.
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