University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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Location: Ann Arbor
500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Health - Jun 1

The University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention and the state of Michigan have finalized a $1 million contract to create a statewide initiative designed to enhance school safety and prevent school violence, including school shootings.

Media - Jun 1

Study abstract: Preexisting stereotypes and selection of counter-stereotypical genius representations in entertainment media. Entertainment media has increasingly featured diverse representations that have the potential to combat harmful social stereotypes, but a new University of Michigan study raises questions about how effective they can be in the current media landscape.

While water vapor was previously detected in the atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-18b-an ultrahot gas giant 10 times more massive than Jupiter-University of Michigan scientists have confirmed that NASA's James Webb Space Telescope unveiled once-hidden water features that had eluded the ground-based Hubble Space Telescope.

Economics - May 26

Consumer sentiment slipped 7% due to renewed concerns about the trajectory of the economy, erasing nearly half of the gains achieved since the all-time historic low from last June. Consumers' worries about the outlook of the economy in both the short and long run worsened considerably given the negative news about the economy, including the debt ceiling crisis.

Innovation - May 25

A new $9.8 million federal grant will assist efforts at the University of Michigan to deploy cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology, allowing a new generation of cars to exchange safety-enhancing data with the world around them.

A University of Michigan astronomer and his team are suggesting a new way to expand the search for habitable planets that takes into account a zone not previously considered: the space between the star and what's called soot line in planet-forming disks.

Politics - May 24

EXPERTS ADVISORY University of Michigan experts share insights as the clock ticks down toward a U.S. government default-and whether a deal can keep a financial concern from devolving into a full-blown crisis.

Campus - May 24

Study: Reciprocal self-disclosure: Although respondents are reluctant to steal the spotlight, self-disclosers feel validated, understood and cared for when respondents share comparable experiences. Have you ever wanted to tell someone you were in the same situation as them, but you refrained because you didn't want to seem competitive or steal their spotlight? Don't hold back.

To prevent a global health crisis, scientists around the world are searching for ways to fight bacteria that can evade the current arsenal of antibiotics. A promising target for new and improved antibiotics are riboswitches, small stretches of RNA that regulate a process necessary for the production of proteins by the bacterial cell.

Psychology - May 30

The first moments of police interactions with drivers can tell us about what happens next-with officers often giving orders rather than providing reasons for traffic stops, according to a new study that analyzed law enforcement encounters.

Physics - May 25

Quantum technology promises to address global challenges including cybersecurity and energy, and it could supercharge AI. The quantum revolution could introduce computers that operate a million times faster, quantum internet to distribute information more securely, and quantum engineering approaches that yield sustainability innovations such as carbon capture and energy harvesting.

Physics - May 25

The structure harnesses a strange physical phenomenon and could enable engineers to manipulate light in new ways. Study: Entropy compartmentalization stabilizes open host-guest colloidal Clathrates. (DOI: 10.1038/s41557'023 -01200-6) Cage structures made with nanoparticles could be a route toward making organized nanostructures with mixed materials, and researchers at the University of Michigan have shown how to achieve this through computer simulations.

Health - May 24

Three-quarters of people age 50-80 use at least one portal, but use and confidence are lower in those with lower incomes or lower levels of physical or mental health. Far more older adults these days log on to secure websites or apps to connect with their health information or have a virtual health care appointment, compared with five years ago, a new poll shows.

Environment - May 24

EXPERTS ADVISORY California, Nevada and Arizona have reached an agreement to cut their water use from the Colorado River. University of Michigan experts are available to discuss this historic deal and its implications.

Environment - May 23

Study: Long-term projections of the impacts of warming temperatures on Zika and dengue risk in four Brazilian cities using a temperature-dependent basic reproduction number. The transmission potential of Zika or dengue in Brazil may increase by 10% to 20% in the next 30 years due to warming temperatures linked to climate change, according to University of Michigan researchers.

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