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'5-D Protein Fingerprinting' Could Give Insights Into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual...
17-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Customers Who Receive Genetic Health Data Not Alarmed by Results, Find Information Useful

As consumers have been able to learn more about their genetic makeup in recent years through personal genomic testing, one big criticism has been that without someone to interpret it, the health information could be harmful to the receivers.
11-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Children Are More Apt to Confess Misdeeds if They Think Parents Will React Positively

Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view confessing to a misdeed as the right thing to do.
9-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Species Diversity Reduces Chances of Crop Failure in Algal Biofuel Systems

When growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help reduce the chance of crop failure, according to a federally funded study by University of Michigan researchers.
9-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

U-M Researchers Map New Zealand Landslides with Satellites, Drones, Helicopters, Hiking Boots

A University of Michigan-led team of geologists and engineers is mapping surface ruptures and some of the tens of thousands of landslides triggered by last month's magnitude-7.8 earthquake in New Zealand.
13-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Teen Use of Any Illicit Drug Other Than Marijuana at New Low, Same True for Alcohol

Teenagers' use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco declined significantly in 2016 at rates that are at their lowest since the 1990s, a new national study showed.
13-Dec-2016 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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

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