• 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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  • ‘Alexa, let’s chat!’: U-M among 10 student teams worldwide advancing conversational AI

    ANN ARBOR—”Hi, this is an Alexa Prize Socialbot. Welcome back. I hope all is well. Random question: What is that one thing you want to do today?” “One thing I want to do today,” I say, “Well, I’m going out with some friends tonight.” A few seconds go by, and the rim of the Amazon Read more

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  • First city of Detroit forecast projects faster job growth than state of Michigan

    DETROIT—The city of Detroit in partnership with the University of Michigan today released its first forecast for the city, which showed ongoing gains in household income, employment and labor force participation through 2024. The forecast reports a 1.7% growth rate in employment for 2019, exceeding the 1% growth rate of household employment in Michigan last Read more

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  • Dr. Howard Markel on Coronavirus Quarantine in China

    University of Michigan Director of the Center for the History of Medicine Dr. Howard Markel talks about the huge quarantine in China.

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  • Jim Dalton: First-generation college student, success beyond his wildest dreams

    Jim Dalton was a first generation college student from a small town in Ohio, but he went on to discover a new drug that promotes human muscle growth, and is now the Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan. Jim’s story shows how the road to success can be bumpy, but 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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