• U-M to unveil new home for Museum of Natural History April 14

    ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History announced today it will re-open to the public Sunday, April 14, in a brand-new building.

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  • Labs in a box: U-M professor, student take high-level biology lessons to Benzie County high school

    ANN ARBOR—Students in Racquel Huddleston’s biology class at Benzie Central High School in northern Michigan show enormous promise to be life-changing scientists. Even so, the classroom has lacked funding and tools to support the students’ scientific curiosities. But since 2015, University of Michigan student Taylor Nye along with Lyle Simmons, U-M associate professor of molecular, Read more

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  • Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

    ANN ARBOR—It’s long been known that couples HIV testing and counseling is an effective way to mutually disclose HIV status and link to health care—unfortunately, couples don’t use it even though it’s widely available. Lynae Darbes, associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan, wanted to change that, so she and Read more

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  • Perceptions play big role in how residents feel about wind energy

    ANN ARBOR—When local residents feel the planning process for building wind turbines is fair and open, their perceptions of the often-controversial energy source remain steady or improve with time, according to a University of Michigan study. In fact, the openness with which the planning process is handled is more important in shaping residents’ perceptions of Read more

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  • ‘Air traffic control’ for driverless cars could speed up deployment

    ANN ARBOR—Combining human and artificial intelligence in autonomous vehicles could push driverless cars more quickly toward wide-scale adoption, University of Michigan researchers say. That’s the goal of a new project that relies on a technique called instantaneous crowdsourcing to provide a cost-effective, real-time remote backup for onboard autonomous systems without the need for a human Read more

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  • Cryptocurrency innovation: U-M to establish FinTech Collaboratory

    ANN ARBOR—Financial technology research and education at the University of Michigan will get a boost with $1 million from Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative. The funding to U-M—one of 11 universities with new partnerships with Ripple—will support academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments. Ripple enables global money transfers using Read more

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  • Are disclosure laws the cure for conflicts created by pharma payments to physicians?

    ANN ARBOR—A law meant to shame doctors who receive payments and gifts from drug companies in exchange for prescribing their medications to patients has given rise to some unexpected consequences. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Duke University wanted to find out what, if any, effect the public disclosure as required by the Affordable Read more

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  • Improving affordability of prescription drugs

    FACULTY Q&A  ANN ARBOR—Out-of-pocket expenses for prescription medications impose a heavy financial burden, especially on low- and middle-income patients with chronic diseases, often reducing adherence to medication and worsening health outcomes. House Democrats have launched an investigation on the rising prices of life-saving drugs like insulin. Minal Patel is the John G. Searle Assistant Professor Read more

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