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Bitter Pill: Monarchs, Milkweed and Self-Medication in a Changing World

The milkweed plants growing in 40 cube-shaped chambers on a hilltop at the University of Michigan Biological Station provide a glimpse into the future that allows researchers to ask a question: How will monarch butterflies fare?
27-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Teens with Medical Marijuana Cards Much Likelier to Say They're Addicted, but Few Teens Have Them

A new University of Michigan study finds that teens using marijuana for medical reasons are 10 times more likely to say they are hooked on marijuana than youth who get marijuana illegally.
23-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

U-M, Partners Predict Severe Harmful Algal Bloom for Lake Erie

University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues predict that the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second-most severe behind the record-setting 2011 bloom.
9-Jul-2015 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovery of Nanotubes Offers New Clues About Cell-to-Cell Communication


When it comes to communicating with each other, some cells may be more "old school" than was previously thought.
29-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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 Add to Favorites

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Euro-Free Greece: Hyper-Inflation, Shrinking Real Wages and Demand, and Unemployment

A Euro-free Greece looks more likely to be quickly engulfed by a vicious spiral of a rapidly depreciating new-drachma, hyper-inflation, shrinking real wages and demand, and unemployment; drachma depreciation and hyper-inflation would certainly...
7-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Chemo Criminal: Experts Available to Discuss Fraud Case Sentencing of Dr. Farid Fata

7-Jul-2015 9:40 AM EDT

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

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