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Contamination Likely Explains 'Food Genes in Blood' Claim

Laboratory contaminants likely explain the results of a recent study claiming that complete genes can pass from foods we eat into our blood, according to a University of Michigan molecular biologist who re-examined data from the controversial...
27-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Lake Erie Increasingly Susceptible to Large Cyanobacteria Blooms

Lake Erie has become increasingly susceptible to large blooms of toxin-producing cyanobacteria since 2002, potentially complicating efforts to rein in the problem in the wake of this year's Toledo drinking water crisis, according to a new study led...
15-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

When Companies in the Same Industry Have Common Owners, Consumers Pay

If you owned two companies in the same industry, would you make them compete? Probably not, knowing the firms make higher profits if they don't.
14-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Preschoolers with Low Empathy at Risk for Continued Problems

A toddler who doesn't feel guilty after misbehaving or who is less affectionate or less responsive to affection from others might not raise a red flag to parents, but these behaviors may result in later behavior problems in 1st grade.
6-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Disease Decoded: Gene Mutation May Lead to Development of New Cancer Drugs

The discovery of a gene mutation that causes a rare premature aging disease could lead to the development of drugs that block the rapid, unstoppable cell division that makes cancer so deadly
30-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

New Discovery Approach Accelerates Identification of Potential Cancer Treatments

Researchers at the University of Michigan have described a new approach to discovering potential cancer treatments that requires a fraction of the time needed for more traditional methods.
30-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

U-M, USC, Broad to Study Genetics of Two Mental Health Disorders

Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Medical School and collaborators at two other institutions will undertake the largest whole genome sequencing study funded to date, as they seek to better understand bipolar...
29-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Live Long and Phosphor: Blue LED Breakthrough for Efficient Electronics

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers at the University of Michigan have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor of 10.
23-Sep-2014 9:35 AM EDT

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