• Paper wasps capable of behavior that resembles logical reasoning

    ANN ARBOR—A new University of Michigan study provides the first evidence of transitive inference, the ability to use known relationships to infer unknown relationships, in a nonvertebrate animal: the lowly paper wasp.

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  • Blood biopsy: New technique enables detailed genetic analysis of cancer cells

    ANN ARBOR—A new way to cleanly separate out cancer cells from a blood sample enables comprehensive genetic profiling of the cancer cells, which could help doctors target tumors and monitor treatments more effectively. It is a dramatic improvement over current approaches because it also encompasses the variation among cancer cells within a single patient. “This Read more

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  • SEISMIC multi-university project to tackle equity and inclusion in STEM

    ANN ARBOR—Many students attend college dreaming of careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. At public research universities like the University of Michigan, introductory courses in these subjects are the first steps on a path to a STEM degree. These classes are huge, enrolling hundreds—even thousands—of students. They also can be challenging, causing many Read more

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  • Some LGBT employees feel less supported at federal agencies

    ANN ARBOR—Workplace inequality is visible when it involves gender and race, but less so with sexual identity and gender expression. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees in federal workplaces report worse job experiences than their colleagues, leading to higher intentions to leave their job, according to a new University of Michigan study. The research also Read more

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  • U-M’s Graham Sustainability Institute awards four ‘catalyst’ research grants

    ANN ARBOR—Four new research grants from the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute will address the challenges of safe drinking water, climate change vulnerability, sustainable livestock production, and the health and energy justice impacts of electricity generation. Led by multidisciplinary faculty teams, these new Catalyst Grant projects will lay the groundwork for ongoing collaborations and Read more

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  • Not your typical romcom: U-M student film invited to Cannes Film Festival

    ANN ARBOR—A debut film by Hayley Tibbenham, a student at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, was invited to be part of the Short Film Corner at the upcoming 2019 Cannes Film Festival. In a creative writing course last year, Tibbenham, a West Bloomfield, Michigan native, began writing a scene that Read more

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  • UMS flips the script on Flint: Yo-Yo Ma inspires pride, empowerment during ‘Day of Action’

    ANN ARBOR—When world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma visited Flint for a “Day of Action” this year, he didn’t focus on the water. Instead, he highlighted a resource often left out of recent narratives of the city—Flint’s rich culture. “Flint is a thriving community full of cultural entrepreneurs and artists who can’t wait to tell the world Read more

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  • Opioid doctor and pharmacy ‘shoppers’ may also shop at home, U-M study suggests

    ANN ARBOR—As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy “shopping” by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals how often those individuals may still be able to find opioids to misuse in their family medicine cabinets. For every 200 patients prescribed opioids in 2016, one had a family member whose opioid-misuse problem led them Read more

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