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.
Forbidden quantum leaps possible with high-resolution spectroscopy
A new twist on an old tool lets scientists use light to study and control matter with 1,000 times better resolution and precision than previously possible.
New views of enzyme structures offer insights into metabolism of cholesterol, other lipids
With the aid of X-ray crystallography, researchers at the University of Michigan have revealed the structures of two closely related enzymes that play essential roles in the body's ability to metabolize excess ...
Opportunities—and some challenges—face more racially diverse United States
The United States is becoming racially diverse more quickly than at any time in its history, and current projections show that by 2050 nonwhites will outnumber whites in this country for the first time, according to a University ...
Ultra-small block 'M' illustrates big ideas in drug delivery
By making what might be the world's smallest three-dimensional unofficial Block "M," University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a nanoparticle manufacturing process capable of producing multilayered, precise shapes.
Fighting invasive species in Michigan's lakes
Everyone knows that clean water is important. But for the state of Michigan, surrounded on three sides by the Great Lakes, it is absolutely essential—to the economy and the environment. That's why the research being done ...
Passive Facebook use undermines how a person feels
Using Facebook only to scroll through your news feed or browse other people's profiles can have a negative impact on your well-being, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Draft U-M report analyzes policy options for hydraulic fracturing in Michigan
University of Michigan researchers today released a detailed draft analysis of policy options for hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking.
Gas guzzlers on the decline
In 2008, half of new-car buyers in the U.S. bought vehicles that were rated at less than 20 mpg. Today, just over a quarter do so.
Beyond silicon: New semiconductor moves spintronics toward reality
A new semiconductor compound is bringing fresh momentum to the field of spintronics, an emerging breed of computing device that may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics.
Digital games and learning: Study finds helpful features, gaps
A new report on how teachers use video games in classrooms identifies features they find most useful to track student learning, as well as gaps where better tools could help link games more closely to the curriculum.
Genetic evidence shows loss of three basic tastes in penguins
A University of Michigan-led study of penguin genetics has concluded that the flightless aquatic birds lost three of the five basic vertebrate tastes—sweet, bitter and the savory, meaty taste known as umami—more ...
Mining big data for Cupid's arrows
About a third of all people who were single at some point in the last 10 years have used dating websites, and a quarter of those have married or entered long-term relationships.
Autonomous vehicles may lead to an increase in miles driven
Autonomous vehicles may reduce the number of vehicles a family needs, but may lead to an increase in total miles driven, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Male Oscar winners more likely to suffer
Is the "Oscar curse" real? Does misfortune befall Academy Award winners after they bring the gold statue home?
A closer look at the flawed studies behind policies used to promote 'low-carbon' biofuels
Nearly all of the studies used to promote biofuels as climate-friendly alternatives to petroleum fuels are flawed and need to be redone, according to a University of Michigan researcher who reviewed more than 100 papers published ...