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Google Searches for 'Chickenpox' Reveal Big Impact of Vaccinations

Countries that implement government-mandated vaccinations for chickenpox see a sharp drop in the number of Google searches for the common childhood disease afterward, demonstrating that immunization significantly reduces seasonal outbreaks.
25-May-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Oldest Well-Documented Blanding's Turtle Recaptured at U-M Reserve at Age 83

A female Blanding's turtle believed to be at least 83 years old was captured at a University of Michigan forest reserve this week. Researchers say it is the oldest well-documented Blanding's turtle and one of the oldest-known freshwater turtles.
25-May-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Evidence That Humans Settled in Southeastern US Far Earlier Than Previously Believed

The discovery of stone tools found in a Florida river show that humans settled the southeastern United States far earlier than previously believed—perhaps by as much as 1,500 years, according to a team of scientists that includes a University of...
11-May-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U.S. Climate-Adaptation Plans Long on Ideas, Short on Details, Priorities

An analysis of more than 40 climate-adaptation plans from across the U.S. shows that local communities are good at developing strategies to combat the harmful effects of climate change but often fail to prioritize their goals or to provide...
2-May-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Landslide Risk Remains High a Year After Magnitude-7.8 Nepal Earthquake

With the monsoon fast approaching, the landslide risk in Nepal remains high a year after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, according to a University of Michigan-led research team.
25-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Changing Climate Conditions in Michigan Pose an Emerging Public Health Threat

Changing climate conditions—including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms—represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new report from university researchers and state health...
25-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Visualizing and Predicting Evolution by Mapping the Elusive 'Fitness Landscape'

Suppose you were trying to design a vaccine to combat next season's influenza virus. Having a detailed map that tells you exactly how various strains of the flu bug will evolve would be extremely helpful.
13-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stop the Growth: U-M Researchers Take Aim at Cancer Metastasis

Most cancer drugs today work by attacking tumor growth. Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, however, are taking aim at a different piece of the cancer puzzle—preventing its ability to spread to new parts of the body,...
12-Apr-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Brexit Aftermath: U-M Experts Available to Comment

The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, triggering the process referred to as Brexit. University of Michigan experts can discuss the political and economic implications of the vote.
24-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

SCOTUS Decisions on Affirmative Action, Immigration: U-M Experts Can Comment

23-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT

N.Y. Primary Results Critical to Top Candidates' Aspirations to Be Party's Presidential Nominee

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19-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT

N.Y. Primary Is "Do or Die" for Sanders

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19-Apr-2016 11:30 AM EDT

@Umich law expert Richard Friedman says in a rational world, confirmation of Garland to #SupremeCourt would be an easy call

16-Mar-2016 2:00 PM EDT

Myanmar's New President: U-M Experts Can Discuss

10-Mar-2016 1:20 PM EST

China's National People's Congress Meeting: U-M Experts Available

1-Mar-2016 4:05 PM EST

March Madness: U-M Experts Available as Candidates Vie for Voters in Debates, Primary

24-Feb-2016 2:00 PM EST

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