The University of Michigan (U-M) was founded in 1817. The main campus is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan with campuses in Flint and Dearborn Michigan. The University of Michigan is a preeminent science and medical research institution. University of Michigan is a public institution that confers undergraduate degrees and advanced degrees in a host of subject areas. The Ann Arbor campus is comprised of 500 buildings and is noted for its world class studies. U-M is ranked 18 among the best universities world-wide by World University Rankings.
High finance, high anxiety
Studying events like the 2008 financial crisis in hindsight leads many to ask, "How could they have gotten it so wrong?"
Cold improves longevity for some C. elegans worms, shortens life span for others
Century-old wisdom holds that cold-blooded creatures—flies, worms, fish—live longer in colder environments. And more recent studies have found it's true for mammals as well: Dropping the core body temperatures ...
Rumor-detection software IDs disputed claims on Twitter
A week after the Boston marathon bombing, hackers sent a bogus tweet from the official Twitter handle of the Associated Press. It read: "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."
Recycling nuclear waste via advanced reactor design
An advanced nuclear reactor under development by Hitachi could help solve the nuclear waste problem, and University of Michigan researchers were involved in verifying its safe performance through computer ...
How well does technology solve social problems?
University of Michigan professor Kentaro Toyama was in India leading a team studying how to make computers work better in the classroom when he noticed that students far outnumbered computers at the underfunded ...
Study ranks cities with the longest commutes
A New York minute may be an instant, but for workers in the Big Apple, their commute is anything but.
Pinpointing natural cancer drug's true origins brings sustainable production a step closer
For decades, scientists have known that ET-743, a compound extracted from a marine invertebrate called a mangrove tunicate, can kill cancer cells. The drug has been approved for use in patients in Europe ...
Using debt to maintain status quo leaves families on rocky road to recovery
Economically vulnerable families are increasingly willing to take on debt to maintain a basic standard of living—a situation that can put them into a deep financial hole, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Online survey researchers should be cautious with trick questions
New studies suggest that researchers should be careful with setting "trap" questions for respondents for the sake of accurate research.
Faster evolution not responsible for tropical biodiversity
It's been known for more than 150 years that the tropics are home to far greater numbers of animal and plant species than the planet's temperate regions. But despite decades of study, the causes of this striking ...
New water safety tips for parents and youth
With summer just around the corner, millions of swimmers will enjoy Michigan's Great Lakes beaches and cool water, but waves and currents can be deadly.
'Supercool' material glows when you write on it
A new material developed at the University of Michigan stays liquid more than 200 degrees Fahrenheit below its expected freezing point, but a light touch can cause it to form yellow crystals that glow under ...
Are those jerks at work dragging you down?
Sometimes co-workers can enliven your day and even inspire, while others...well, some can be downright soul-crushing.
Women drivers closing the mileage gap
While men still drive more miles annually, women are slowly catching up, says a University of Michigan researcher.
A climate signal in the global distribution of copper deposits
Climate helps drive the erosion process that exposes economically valuable copper deposits and shapes the pattern of their global distribution, according to a new study from researchers at the University ...