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Shifts in Mating Strategies Help Herbicide-Resistant 'Superweeds' Persist

Herbicide-resistant "superweeds" change their mating strategies over time, an evolutionary shift that helps them hold onto valuable genes and outcompete other plants, according to a new study from University of Michigan researchers.
29-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cancer Patients Take Comfort in Peer Stories on Online Forums

When faced with potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer, people often seek information about the disease and support from peers.
29-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Low-Income Earners Need to Save Tax Returns

People with low incomes need to save at least some of their tax returns for rainy days, no matter how hard it is to set aside money, a new study shows.
22-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Tasting Light: New Type of Photoreceptor Is 50 Times More Efficient Than the Human Eye

An international team of scientists led by the University of Michigan has discovered a new type of photoreceptor—only the third to be found in animals—that is about 50 times more efficient at capturing light than the rhodopsin in the human eye.
15-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

U-M Camera-Trap Project Captures Hundreds of Thousands of Michigan Wildlife Selfies

University of Michigan wildlife ecologist Nyeema Harris and graduate student Corbin Kuntze are deep in the woods in the southeast corner of the U-M Biological Station, a 10,000-acre property at the northern tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.
16-Nov-2016 9:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

U-M Offers Open-Access Automated Cars to Advance Driverless Research

New University of Michigan research vehicles will be open testbeds for academic and industry researchers to rapidly test self-driving and connected vehicle technologies at a world-class proving ground.
15-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

U-M Study Bodes Well for Low-Carb Eaters

Three low-carb meals within 24 hours lowers post-meal insulin resistance by more than 30 percent, but high-carb meals sustain insulin resistance, a condition that leads to high blood pressure, prediabetes and diabetes, according to a University of...
1-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

U-M Could Get New Kind of on-Demand Transit System

Passengers could be trying out a new urban mobility system on the University of Michigan's North Campus as soon as summer 2017.
31-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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