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U-M study: 'Induced' driving miles could overwhelm potential energy-saving benefits of self-driving cars

The benefits of self-driving cars will likely induce vehicle owners to drive more, and those extra miles could partially or completely offset the potential energy-saving benefits that automation may provide, according to a new University of Michigan...
17-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

HPV rates for women under 40 increasing, putting them at higher risk of related cancers, study shows

Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV causes more than 40,000 cases of cancer in the United States each year.
11-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U-M to reduce emissions through renewable energy purchase from DTE Energy

The University of Michigan is on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly following an agreement to buy renewable energy through DTE Energy that will result in about half of the purchased electricity for the Ann Arbor campus coming...
9-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

In the 1960s animated sitcom The Jetsons, George Jetson commutes to work in his family-size flying car, which miraculously transforms into a briefcase at the end of the trip.
4-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U-M Researchers Use Genomic Data to Map 'Refugia' Where North American Trees Survived the Last Ice Age

During the last ice age, which peaked around 21,500 years ago, glaciers covered large portions of North America, including the entire Great Lakes region. Once the ice retreated, the land was gradually repopulated by trees that eventually formed...
3-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Fatal chirps: Nocturnal flight calls increase building collisions among migrating birds

Birds that produce faint chirps called flight calls during nighttime migration collide with illuminated buildings much more often than closely related species that don't produce such calls, according to a new analysis of a 40-year record of...
29-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Step it up: Does running cadence matter? Not as much as previously thought

Contrary to long-standing popular belief, running at a prescribed, one-size-fits-all "optimal" cadence doesn't play as big a role in speed and efficiency as once thought.
27-Mar-2019 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Impact of Urbanization on Wild Bees Underestimated

Wild bees are indispensable pollinators, supporting both agricultural productivity and the diversity of flowering plants worldwide.
6-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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To Cut Down Prescription Drug Prices, We Need a Non Partisan Entity to Craft Evidence-Based Policy, #Umich Expert Says

Minal Patel, assistant professor at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, discusses prescription drug affordability
5-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Impact of U.S. suspension of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

1-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST


A 'decathlon' for antibiotics puts them through more realistic testing

17-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

What You Need to Know to Stay Healthy This Flu Season

10-Jan-2019 1:00 PM EST

University of Michigan's Florian Schaub provides expert comment on news that Facebook shared users' private messages with tech companies

19-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST

Changing the conversation Seniors and technology

We laugh at the meme—even those of us over a certain age—of the toddler, hand pressed over his eyes in utter frustration, telling grandma for the umpteenth time how to open a browser on her computer. Or the photo of the older couple staring at...
30-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST


Why research on firearm safety is essential

Q&A with Rebecca Cunningham, co-leader of FACTS and an emergency physician and associate vice president for research at U-M, discussed the announcement.
20-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

FDA to ban sale of flavored e-cigs in convenience stores, experts can comment

12-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST

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