• First genetic evidence of resistance in some bats to white-nose syndrome, a devastating fungal disease

    ANN ARBOR—A new study from University of Michigan biologists presents the first genetic evidence of resistance in some bats to white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungal disease that has decimated some North American bat populations.

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  • Prison arts: U-M volunteers crisscross state to piece together art exhibition by Michigan prisoners

    ANN ARBOR—About 40 University of Michigan volunteers drove 3,800 miles to 26 prisons in Michigan in search of the best works of art created by prisoners. With precise logistics and rigorous rules, the curators from U-M’s Prison Creative Arts Project began their annual prison arts selection tour in October, along with U-M students, staff, faculty, Read more

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  • U-M, Coursera offer Chinese learners nearly free access to online courses amid coronavirus outbreak

    ANN ARBOR—In response to the coronavirus epidemic that has restricted millions of Chinese people to their homes and towns, the University of Michigan and online learning platform Coursera are offering three popular online data science specializations to learners in China for $1 a month. The specializations are Python for Everybody, the most popular specialization on Read more

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  • The nature of pain: Approach brings relief without opioids

    GREENVILLE, Mich.—For 22 years, Howard Winchel polished and buffed propellers for Michigan Wheel, putting his heart and his back into his work. The manual labor eventually took a toll.

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  • Tips for extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries

    ANN ARBOR—Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere these days, used in everything from cellphones and laptops to cordless power tools and electric vehicles. And though they are the most widely applied technology for mobile energy storage, there’s lots of confusion among users about the best ways to prolong the life of lithium-ion batteries. To help clarify, University Read more

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  • U-M arts & culture: Six exhibitions to check out in February

    ANN ARBOR—With more than 20 museums and galleries located on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus, there are a variety of exhibitions currently on view covering topics that span cultural identity and prison reform to contemporary representations of the “agora” and recent discoveries by U-M archaeologists. Here are six exhibitions to check out this Read more

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  • Love matters: How parents’ love shapes children’s lives

    ANN ARBOR—Parents often put their own relationship on the back burner to concentrate on their children, but a new study shows that when spouses love each other, children stay in school longer and marry later in life. Research about how the affection between parents shapes their children’s long-term life outcomes is rare because the data Read more

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  • Fighting climate change at the sink: A guide to greener dishwashing

    ANN ARBOR—If you’re an environmentally conscious consumer, you’ve probably heard that today’s highly efficient dishwashers use less energy and water than traditional hand-washing techniques. While that’s true in most cases, there’s one manual washing technique—the two-basin method, in which dishes are soaked and scrubbed in hot water and then rinsed in cold water—that is associated Read more

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  • Larry La Fountain: Professor, Author, Playwright…Drag Performer?

    Larry La Fountain is a charismatic professor and author who teaches Spanish, Latino studies and also courses about LGBTQ issues. In this episode, he talks about life growing up in Puerto Rico and his difficult first years as a college student in the U.S. He also reveals how he became a drag performer after an Read more

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  • Record-high Great Lakes water levels continue: U-M experts available to comment

    Record-high monthly water levels were set in January 2020 on lakes Michigan-Huron and Superior, and more Great Lakes water-level records are expected in coming months, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported today. The January 2020 monthly mean water level on lakes Michigan and Huron, which are treated as a single lake by the Corps, Read more

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  • Coronavirus: U-M experts can discuss

    EXPERTS ADVISORY Sue Anne Bell, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, is an expert on the health effects of disasters. Rather than rely on dubious information about the coronavirus from friends, family or the internet, the public should call a nurse for accurate information, she says. “Most don’t know there are quick, easy ways Read more

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  • Second-warmest year, warmest decade: U-M experts available

    Last year was the planet’s second-warmest year since modern record keeping began in 1880, federal scientists announced today. Global surface temperatures in 2019 were second only to those of 2016 and continued the planet’s long-term warming trend: the past five years have been the warmest of the last 140 years, according to a statement issued Read more

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