When water is scarce, Ecuador laurel trees ramp up their investment in a syrupy treat that sends resident ant defenders into overdrive, protecting the trees from defoliation by leaf-munching pests.
10/30/2013 12:00 PM EDT
Imagine significantly reducing a persistent migraine or fibromyalgia by a visit to a doctor who delivers low doses of electricity to the brain
10/28/2013 11:00 AM EDT
Policymakers need to rethink the idea of promoting biofuels to protect the climate because the methods used to justify such policies are inherently flawed, according to a University of Michigan energy researcher.
9/24/2013 11:00 AM EDT
The University of Michigan Water Center has awarded eight research grants, totaling nearly $2.9 million, to support Great Lakes restoration and protection efforts.
9/11/2013 9:00 AM EDT
University of Michigan researchers today released seven technical reports that together form the most comprehensive Michigan-focused resource on hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as...
9/5/2013 7:30 AM EDT
Moonless nights outside the Cerro Tololo astronomical observatory in Chile are so dark that when you look down, you can't see your feet.
9/3/2013 2:00 PM EDT
When the tiny roundworm C. elegans reaches middle age—at about 2 weeks old—it can't quite move like it did in the bloom of youth. But rather than imposing an exercise regimen to rebuild the worm's body-wall muscles, researchers can bring the...
8/30/2013 12:40 PM EDT
Darwin referred to the origin of species as "that mystery of mysteries," and even today, more than 150 years later, evolutionary biologists cannot fully explain how new animals and plants arise.
8/29/2013 12:00 PM EDT
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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The University of Michigan has experts available to discuss voting behavior, voting patterns, and other aspects of the coming midterm elections.
9/9/2010 12:20 PM EDT
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...
9/9/2009 4:30 PM EDT
The University of Michigan School of Public Health and the U-M Health System have several experts available to discuss various aspects of the recent swine flu outbreak, including disease transmission, nonpharmaceutical interventions, antiviral...
4/28/2009 8:00 PM EDT