• U-M biologists capture super-creepy photos of Amazon spiders making meals of frogs, lizards, furry mammals

    ANN ARBOR—Warning to arachnophobes and the faint of heart: This is the stuff of nightmares, so you might want to proceed with caution.

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  • Speedy ‘slingshot’ cell movement observed for the first time

    ANN ARBOR—By slingshotting themselves forward, human cells can travel more than five times faster than previously documented. University of Michigan researchers observed the movement in bioengineered 3D scaffolds that model stromal tissue—the connective tissue that surrounds organs. The researchers say this method of cell movement, observed for the first time, could be involved in the Read more

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  • Super Abbu project: Improving maternal health by engaging fathers

    ANN ARBOR—When University of Michigan professor Mustafa Naseem launched the Super Abbu (super dad) project in Pakistan with a goal to improve paternal engagement during pregnancy and childbirth, he wasn’t prepared for the response to the project. In the first two months of rolling out Super Abbu, a pilot program where men could ask questions Read more

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  • U-M part of network to build public interest technology field

    ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan has joined the Public Interest Technology University Network, a new partnership of 21 colleges and universities dedicated to building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists. Started by the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and New America, the network represents a powerful alignment Read more

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  • Michigan Drug Discovery awards grants for five new projects

    ANN ARBOR—Michigan Drug Discovery has awarded early-stage funding for three new drug discovery projects by faculty across the University of Michigan. The U-M program will also provide project management support and mentoring assistance for two early-stage cancer projects funded by the Rogel Cancer Center. These five projects are aimed at discovering new drugs for treating Read more

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  • Buddy-to-Buddy: U-M program connects veterans in pursuit of healthy, happy post-military life

    Life after serving in the the military can be a battle all its own for some veterans—finding fruitful employment and a place to live, readjusting to family and friends. But perhaps the biggest challenge for many is dealing with mental health challenges. Veterans are often reluctant to seek mental health care due to the stigma Read more

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  • How galactic bubbles produce energetic particles

    ANN ARBOR—We’re all familiar with everyday soapy bubbles on earth, but in space the term “bubble” takes on a much more colossal meaning. In space, a galactic bubble is composed of a lighter gas that is trapped inside a heavier one, and these bubbles can be huge. A team of astronomers led by Jiangtao Li, Read more

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  • HIV breakthrough raises hopes for cure: U-M experts can discuss

    EXPERTS ADVISORY For the second time since the HIV crisis started in the 1980s, a patient has gone into sustained remission. University of Michigan experts can discuss the breakthrough, and what it could mean for the world’s search for a cure. Elizabeth King is an assistant professor at the School of Public Health. Her primary Read more

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