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Cinnamon Turns Up the Heat on Fat Cells

New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has determined how a common holiday spice—cinnamon—might be enlisted in the fight against obesity.
21-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Replace or Wait? Study Says Swap All Incandescent Bulbs Now, but Hold on to CFLs, older LEDs

LED light bulbs are getting cheaper and more energy efficient every year. So, does it make sense to replace less-efficient bulbs with the latest light-emitting diodes now, or should you wait for future improvements and even lower costs?
13-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Kevlar-Based Artificial Cartilage Mimics the Magic of the Real Thing


The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces on our bodies
15-Nov-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

ACA Program to Reduce Hospital Readmissions Not All It's Cracked Up to Be

A federal program that has been shown to reduce hospital readmissions may not have been as successful as it appears, University of Michigan researchers report in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.
13-Nov-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Biocatalysts Are a Bridge to Greener, More Powerful Chemistry

New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute is building a bridge from nature's chemistry to greener, more efficient synthetic chemistry.
9-Nov-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

U-M Partners with Cavium on Big Data Computing Platform for University Researchers

A new partnership between the University of Michigan and Cavium Inc., a San Jose-based provider of semiconductor products, will create a powerful new Big Data computing cluster available to all U-M researchers.
7-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Tiny Worms May Offer New Clues About Why It's So Hard to Quit Smoking

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute found that a previously dismissed genetic mechanism may contribute to nicotine dependence, and to the withdrawal effects that can make quitting smoking so difficult.
3-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Healthiest College Students Keep Weight Down, Spirits Up

Research shows that optimists and happy people are healthier overall, enjoying lower blood pressure and less depression and anxiety, among other measures.
7-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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