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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

'Bulletproof' Battery: Kevlar Membrane for Safer, Thinner Lithium Rechargeables

New battery technology from the University of Michigan should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013.
26-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Trust Your Gut: E. coli May Hold One of the Keys to Treating Parkinson's

E. coli usually brings to mind food poisoning and beach closures, but researchers recently discovered a protein in E. coli that inhibits the accumulation of potentially toxic amyloids—a hallmark of diseases such as Parkinson's.
22-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Is Cheating on the Field Worse Than Cheating on a Spouse? Some Fans Think So

Why did fans and sponsors such as Nike drop Lance Armstrong but stay loyal to Tiger Woods? Probably because Armstrong's doping scandal took place on the field, unlike Wood's off-the-field extramarital affairs, according to new studies.
22-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

Predators, Parasites, Pests and the Paradox of Biological Control


When a bird swoops down and grabs a caterpillar devouring your backyard garden, you might view it as a clear victory for natural pest control.
19-Jan-2015 5:00 AM EST

Bed Nets and Vaccines: Some Combinations May Worsen Malaria

Combining insecticide-treated bed nets with vaccines and other control measures may provide the best chance at eliminating malaria, which killed nearly 600,000 people worldwide in 2013, most of them African children.
16-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

Know Your Enemy: Combating Whooping Cough Requires Informed Vaccine Booster Schedules

A key to victory in battle, according to Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tzu, is to know your enemy. In the current fight against whooping cough resurgence, perhaps the biggest obstacle is an incomplete understanding of its underlying...
16-Jan-2015 10:00 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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