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Straits of Mackinac ‘Worst Possible Place’ for a Great Lakes Oil Spill, U-M Researcher Concludes

Because the strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction every few days, a rupture of the oil pipeline beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away in both lakes Michigan and Huron, according to a new...
10-Jul-2014 10:30 AM EDT

Martian Salts Must Touch Ice to Make Liquid Water

In chambers that mimic Mars’ conditions, University of Michigan researchers have shown how small amounts of liquid water could form on the planet despite its below-freezing temperatures.
2-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

New Spawning Reefs to Boost Native Fish in St. Clair River


Construction of two new fish-spawning reefs is about to begin in the St. Clair River northeast of Detroit, the latest chapter in a decade-plus effort to restore native species such as lake sturgeon, walleye and lake whitefish.
1-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Nature's Chem Lab: How Microorganisms Manufacture Drugs


Researchers at the University of Michigan have obtained the first three-dimensional snapshots of the "assembly line" within microorganisms that naturally produces antibiotics and other drugs.
16-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Controlling Ragweed Pollen in Detroit: A No-Mow Solution for Motown?

When it comes to controlling hay fever-triggering ragweed plants on Detroit vacant lots, occasional mowing is worse than no mowing at all, and promoting reforestation might be the best solution.
16-Jun-2014 3:15 PM EDT

Evolution and Venomous Snakes: Diet Distinguishes Look-Alikes on Two Continents


On opposite sides of the globe over millions of years, the snakes of North America and Australia independently evolved similar body types that helped them move and capture prey more efficiently.
9-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Lead Abatement a Wise Economic, Public Health Investment

Childhood lead exposure costs Michigan residents an estimated $330 million annually, and a statewide remediation program to eliminate the source of most lead poisoning would pay for itself in three years, according to a new report.
10-Jun-2014 11:20 AM EDT

A New Way to Make Laser-Like Beams Using 250x Less Power

With precarious particles called polaritons that straddle the worlds of light and matter, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a new, practical and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam.
5-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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7-Feb-2014 2:00 PM EST

U-Michigan Experts Available to Discuss Supreme Court Ruling on Human Gene Patents

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.
13-Jun-2013 2:30 PM EDT

Cut It Out: U-M Experts Can Discuss Sequester Impasse, Outcomes

28-Feb-2013 4:45 PM EST

U-M Experts Available to Discuss Warmest Year in U.S. History

20-Dec-2012 12:35 PM EST

U-M Experts Available to Address Meningitis, Pharmaceutical Regulations

9-Oct-2012 3:45 PM EDT

U-M Experts Available to Discuss London, the 2012 Olympic Games

24-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT

U-M Experts for Midterm Elections Coverage

The University of Michigan has experts available to discuss voting behavior, voting patterns, and other aspects of the coming midterm elections.
9-Sep-2010 12:20 PM EDT

Policy Reforms, Healthy Economy Can Reduce Poverty

The official poverty rate has never fallen below its 1973 level, but a University of Michigan researcher says this could change after the economy recovers from this recession if anti-poverty policies put in place by this year's stimulus package are...
9-Sep-2009 4:30 PM EDT

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