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Feeling Impulsive or Frustrated? Take a Nap

Taking a nap may be an effective strategy to counteract impulsive behavior and to boost tolerance for frustration, according to a University of Michigan study.
29-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Backward-Moving Glacier Helps Scientists Explain Glacial Earthquakes

The relentless flow of a glacier may seem unstoppable, but a team of researchers from the United Kingdom and the U.S. has shown that during some calving events—when an iceberg breaks off into the ocean—the glacier moves rapidly backward and...
25-Jun-2015 9:50 AM EDT

Below-Average 'Dead Zone' Predicted for Chesapeake Bay in 2015

A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting a slightly below-average but still significant "dead zone" this summer in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary.
23-Jun-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Old-School Literature Search Helps Ecologist Identify Puzzling Parasite

A months-long literature search that involved tracking down century-old scientific papers and translating others from Czech and French helped University of Michigan ecologist Meghan Duffy answer a question she'd wondered about for years.
23-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

How to Wipe Out Polio and Prevent Its Re-Emergence

Public health officials stand poised to eliminate polio from the planet. But a new study shows that the job won't be over when the last case of the horrible paralytic disease is recorded.
15-Jun-2015 12:00 PM EDT

Average 'Dead Zone' for Gulf of Mexico in 2015, U-M and Partners Predict

A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting an average but still large "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico this year.
17-Jun-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Variations in Atmospheric Oxygen Levels Shaped Earth’s Climate Through the Ages

Variations in the amount of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere significantly altered global climate throughout the planet’s history. Efforts to reconstruct past climates must include this previously overlooked factor, a new University of Michigan-led...
8-Jun-2015 10:40 AM EDT

Regular Soda, Please: Hormone That Differentiates Sugar, Diet Sweeteners Could Exist in Humans

We've all been there: We eat an entire sleeve of fat-free, low-calorie cookies and we're stuffing ourselves with more food 15 minutes later.
11-Jun-2015 12:00 PM EDT

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Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage: U-M Experts Available

26-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

King v. Burwell: U-Michigan Experts Available

19-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

U-Michigan Expert Says 2016 Presidential Candidates Who Announce Early Reap Some Benefits


25-Mar-2015 9:30 AM EDT

2015 State of the Union Address: U-M Experts Available to Discuss

President Obama will outline various executive actions and legislative proposals during the State of the Union address Jan. 20. University of Michigan experts are available to offer analysis.
19-Jan-2015 4:15 PM EST

U-M Experts Can Discuss US-Cuba Talks

The highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Cuba in five decades will lead a delegation Wednesday to Havana to begin talks about normalizing relations. The trip is part of President Obama's effort to ease the embargo with the communist nation.
19-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

U-M Experts Can Discuss Papal Visits to Sri Lanka, Philippines

Pope Francis on Thursday visits the Philippines—one of the most devoutly Catholic countries in the world. Professors at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the pope's leadership challenges and the Church's influence in the country...
13-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

U-M Expert Notes That in Ferguson Case, Perceptions Differ Between Whites and Blacks

25-Nov-2014 3:30 PM EST

Smile, You're on (Video) Camera. U-M Expert Says Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Could Have Happened Sooner


24-Nov-2014 5:05 PM EST

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