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Quadricep muscle contracts differently after ACL reconstruction; may contribute to lingering weakness

After an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery, it's common to experience quadriceps weakness, which was thought to be caused primarily by muscle atrophy, or shrinkage.
2-Nov-2021 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

With $13M grant, U-M researchers will track cancer risk from environmental exposures

Heavy metals like lead, industrial pollution from steel mills, coal-fired power plants or oil refineries, "forever chemicals" called PFAS that don't break down in the environment—how much are Michigan residents exposed to these environmental...
20-Oct-2021 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mindful breathing for pain control: Like yin and yang

It's long been known that meditative mindful breathing helps with various health conditions, including pain.
12-Oct-2021 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A high-risk, high-reward approach to ALS

Neurologists say it's time for a moonshot for their patients with ALS, the neurodegenerative disease that is always deadly, often in just a few years or less.
5-Oct-2021 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New nanoparticle developed for intravenous cancer immunotherapy

Cancer immunotherapy seeks to turn "cold" tumors into "hot" tumors––those that respond to immunotherapy––by awakening and enlisting the body's own immune system.
30-Sep-2021 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U-M receives $6M CDC grant to advance youth firearm violence prevention research

Middle- and high school-age children across the United States are more likely to die as the result of a firearm injury than from any other single cause of death.
21-Sep-2021 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Menthol ban would save 650,000 lives in the next 40 years

Banning menthol flavors in cigarettes could reduce smoking by 15% by having smokers giving up tobacco products altogether or switching to e-cigarettes and other nicotine vaping products—avoiding 16,250 tobacco-related deaths per year by 2060,...
2-Sep-2021 5:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Normal Concussion Recovery Could Take Up to a Month

The largest study of concussion ever conducted in college athletes is redefining the timeline for recovery as a process taking up to 28 days, up from the suggested normal recovery time of up to 14 days.
2-Sep-2021 12:15 PM 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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