• Water scarcity footprint reveals impacts of individual dietary choices in US

    A lot of attention has been paid in recent years to the carbon footprint of the foods we eat, with much of the focus on the outsize contribution of meat production and especially beef.

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  • Stability, security at risk for half of children in shared, or doubled-up households, U-M research finds

    Roughly half the kids in shared households may be living as “guests” in a less stable and secure environment, according to new research from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy. The team of researchers from U-M, Cornell University and University of Kentucky say that because 15% of all U.S. children live in Read more

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  • Online tools, community health resource guidance could help older adults self-manage pain

    Providing underserved older adults with mobile health tools and the support of community health workers to help navigate local resources could help them better manage their pain, say University of Michigan researchers. While a pilot program conducted in Detroit was small, the researchers say it shows this targeted approach—part technology, part personalized human touch—could provide Read more

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  • Suicide among female nurses is double that of the general female population

    Female nurses are roughly twice as likely to die by suicide than the general female population and 70% more likely than female physicians, according to a University of Michigan study examining suicide among physicians and nurses. “It’s much higher than I expected,” said study lead author Matthew Davis, associate professor at the U-M School of Read more

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  • ER visits for suicidal behavior declined during the first 8 months of pandemic, U-M study shows

    While people may expect suicide rates to rise during a worldwide crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, a University of Michigan study suggests the onset of the pandemic and state of emergency executive orders likely did not increase suicide-related behavior in the early months of the outbreak. The report, led by U-M researchers Rachel Bergmans Read more

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  • How countries on five continents responded to the pandemic, helping shape future of health policy

    The opening lines of Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina,” where the Russian author posits that “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” can also be applied to the responses to COVID-19 by countries around the world, say researchers at the University of Michigan. U-M professors Scott Greer and Elizabeth King Read more

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  • Michigan coronavirus dashboard to include disparities, vaccination data

    Soon, Michigan residents will be able to search the number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths by race, ethnicity, age and gender as University of Michigan experts expand the capabilities of the statewide coronavirus MI Safe Start dashboard. They are planning to also include vaccination rates within weeks. “Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Read more

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  • RNA holds the reins in bacteria: U-M researchers observe RNA controlling protein synthesis

    To better understand how RNA in bacteria gives rise to protein—and along the way, target these processes in the design of new antibiotics—researchers are turning their attention to the unique way this process happens in bacteria. In eukaryotic cells, transcription (the process by which information in a DNA strand is copied into messenger RNA) and Read more

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  • Private sector action may be linchpin to conservative support on climate change

    Private sector initiatives may be the key to spurring climate action across the political spectrum, particularly among moderates and conservatives. That finding is based on new research by Kaitlin Raimi, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy, and her colleagues that has been published in Energy Research & Social Read more

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  • Fruits, veggies could help young adults improve sleep

    Increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables could help young adults sleep better, especially young women, a new University of Michigan study shows. Young adults who reported consuming less than five servings of fruits and vegetables per day reported a high prevalence of chronic insomnia symptoms, with over one-third reporting difficulties with falling asleep or maintaining Read more

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  • Don’t be modest. It’s OK to brag.

    If something positive happens in your life, don’t be modest by keeping the news to yourself—brag about it to your close friend or family member, or risk having them feel devalued when they find out second hand, say researchers at the University of Michigan. People are often concerned about being seen as braggarts. They avoid Read more

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  • U-M Clements Library receives NEH grant to digitize popular Revolutionary War manuscript collection

    The University of Michigan William L. Clements Library has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize one of their largest and most utilized collections. The funds will support a three-year-long effort to digitize over 23,000 items related to Thomas Gage, a famed British commander-in-chief in the early days Read more

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  • U-M coronavirus news, research, experts

    As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the U.S. and around the world, dozens of University of Michigan experts across a wide variety of disciplines are conducting research and using their expertise to address COVID-19 and its impact on public health, the economy, the environment, education and more.

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