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Many Parents Still Believe Boys Are Better, More Competitive at Sports Than Girls

Female Olympian handballers fined for playing in shorts instead of bikini bottoms. A female Paralympian told by a championship official that her shorts were "too short and inappropriate." Olympic women gymnasts, tired of feeling sexualized, opted...
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Childhood Exposure to Gun Violence Increases Risk of Violent Behavior as Adults

Witnessing gun violence in real life or in fiction can have a mental toll on children. The effects, including using guns themselves, sometimes are seen many years later, according to a new University of Michigan study that tracked individuals during...
20-Jul-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Unique Neuron Can Guide Our Way Home by Turning Compasses Into a Gyroscope

Finding our way home from work or school is something most of us take for granted. Persons with Alzheimer's disease, however, can get lost even when moving between such familiar locations and often struggle to find their way home.
28-Jun-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Michigan researchers get $5.3M to expand COVID-19 wastewater monitoring

University of Michigan researchers surveying wastewater systems for SARS-COV-2 will be able to increase testing sites and continue monitoring until 2023 after receiving more than $5 million from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
25-Jun-2021 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New protein engineering method could accelerate the discovery of COVID-19 therapeutics

Discovering and engineering nanobodies with properties suitable for treating human diseases ranging from cancer to COVID-19 is a time-consuming, laborious process.
24-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Common plant fiber gel doubled rate of tumor eradication

Many people don’t realize that the trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi residing within the gastrointestinal tract––collectively called the gut microbiome–– are connected to overall health, and specifically to cancer.
24-Jun-2021 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Seniors May Have Undiagnosed Dementia Than Previously Thought

Only 1 in 10 older adults in a large national survey who were found to have cognitive impairment consistent with dementia reported a formal medical diagnosis of the condition.
23-Jun-2021 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Data Breaches: Most Victims Unaware When Shown Evidence of Multiple Compromised Accounts

It's been nine years since the LinkedIn data breach, eight years since Adobe customers were victims of cyber attackers and four years since Equifax made headlines for the exposure of private information of millions of people.
21-Jun-2021 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Elite Runners Spend More Time in Air, Less on Ground, Than Highly Trained but Nonelite Peers

A recent study led by Geoff Burns, an elite runner and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, compared the "bouncing behavior"—the underlying spring-like physics of running—in elite-level male...
20-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT

How Conversations About Race Can Help Black Parents Improve Adolescents' Psychological Outcomes

Black parents' experiences of racial discrimination can negatively affect their children's psychological outcomes—but talking about these experiences and improving racial socialization competency could help prevent these negative...
16-Jun-2021 11:35 AM EDT

Perspectives on HIV/AIDS, 40 years after the first cases were officially reported

2-Jun-2021 4:05 PM EDT

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A primer on the long-standing dispute over Gaza

Since May 10, more than 200 Palestinians and a dozen Israelis have died in fighting in Israel and the occupied territories.
19-May-2021 3:15 PM EDT

FDA to ban menthol cigarettes: U-M experts available

10-May-2021 2:55 PM EDT

COVID-19 vaccine: Understanding herd immunity, vaccine hesitancy

5-May-2021 11:05 AM EDT

Toxic Substances Control Act: U-M researcher discusses

As the fifth anniversary of the passage of major amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act approaches this June, a University of Michigan researcher will address the impact the law has had on the regulation of industrial and commercial...
15-Mar-2021 12:00 PM EDT

Biden administration grants TPS to Venezuelans

Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas designated immigrants from Venezuela for temporary protected status for 18 months.
12-Mar-2021 11:35 AM EST

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