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New Views of Enzyme Structures Offer Insights Into Metabolism of Cholesterol, Other Lipids

With the aid of X-ray crystallography, researchers at the University of Michigan have revealed the structures of two closely related enzymes that play essential roles in the body's ability to metabolize excess lipids, including cholesterol.
26-Feb-2015 8:30 AM EST

Draft U-M Report Analyzes Policy Options for Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan

University of Michigan researchers today released a detailed draft analysis of policy options for hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking
20-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

Molecular Evidence for the Loss of Three Basic Tastes in Penguins

A University of Michigan-led study of penguin genetics has concluded that the flightless aquatic birds lost three of the five basic vertebrate tastes—sweet, bitter and the savory, meaty taste known as umami—more than 20 million years ago and...
11-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST

A Closer Look at the Flawed Studies Behind Policies Used to Promote 'Low-Carbon' Biofuels

Nearly all of the studies used to promote biofuels as climate-friendly alternatives to petroleum fuels are flawed and need to be redone, according to a University of Michigan researcher who reviewed more than 100 papers published over more than two...
5-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

Pay-to-Play Sports: Parents with Traditional Beliefs About Gender May Shortchange Daughters

Parents with the most traditional beliefs about masculinity and femininity are likelier to view pay-to-play sports fees as too high for daughters compared with sons, a new study from the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology suggests.
4-Feb-2015 9:45 AM EST

Mercury Levels in Hawaiian Yellowfin Tuna Increasing

Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian yellowfin tuna are increasing at a rate of 3.8 percent or more per year, according to a new University of Michigan-led study that suggests rising atmospheric levels of the toxin are to blame.
29-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

Study Shows Tamiflu Gets Patients Back on Their Feet Faster, Reduces Flu Complications

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of antiviral drugs to help treat influenza, in a year when the available vaccine is not a good match for the current strain.
28-Jan-2015 10:55 AM EST

Spiky 'Hedgehog Particles' for Safer Paints, Fewer VOC Emissions

A new process that can sprout microscopic spikes on nearly any type of particle may lead to more environmentally friendly paints and a variety of other innovations.
26-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

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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

U-M Law Expert Says Ferguson Case Is Another Example of Why Police Reform Needed


24-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST

U-M Expert on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: Race Is Still a Factor in the Justice System

24-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

Contact Tracking and Public Health Infrastructure, Not Banning Flights, Are Key to Stopping Chain of Ebola Transmission; Michigan Expert Explains

10-Oct-2014 2:30 PM EDT

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