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.
Collaboration with colleagues can spell success for teachers and their students
As the national debate about how to improve teacher quality continues, new research led by the University of Michigan shows that teacher involvement in quality collaborations with colleagues can lead to improved ...
Discovery of nanotubes offers new clues about cell-to-cell communication
When it comes to communicating with each other, some cells may be more "old school" than was previously thought.
Sleeping on the job? Actually, that's a good thing
Employees seeking to boost their productivity at work should take a nap—yes, sleeping on the job can be a good thing.
Sticky issue with numbers fuels gas mileage confusion
Is a new window sticker aimed at clarifying a car's fuel efficiency having unintended effects?
Below-average 'dead zone' predicted for Chesapeake Bay in 2015
A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting a slightly below-average but still significant "dead zone" this summer in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary.
Sexual assaults less likely in neighborhoods where registered sex offenders live
Reported sex offenses were lower in neighborhoods where more registered sex offenders live—a finding that runs counter to public perception about residential safety.
Kirigami art could enable stretchable plasma screens
The art of paper cutting may slice through a roadblock on the way to flexible, stretchable electronics, a team of engineers and an artist at the University of Michigan has found.
Old-school literature search helps ecologist identify puzzling parasite
A months-long literature search that involved tracking down century-old scientific papers and translating others from Czech and French helped University of Michigan ecologist Meghan Duffy answer a question ...
New tech could find tiny RNA cancer beacons in blood
Cancerous tumors cast off tiny telltale genetic molecules known as microRNAs and University of Michigan researchers have come up with an efficient way to detect them in blood.
Mobile app helps Chinese kids learn English
A University of Michigan researcher has collaborated on the creation of a mobile app that will help young children in China learn English.
Why do we think infant animals are so cute?
Over 50 years ago, ethologist Konrad Lorenz proposed that infants appear cute so that parents are attracted to them and motivated to care for them. Lorenz described the Kindchenschema, "baby schema," facial features such ...
Most Americans want better fuel economy, however it's achieved
While nearly all American drivers are at least somewhat concerned about fuel economy, a majority don't care how a vehicle saves fuel—just that it does, say University of Michigan researchers.
Researcher studies consumer behavior on mobile internet
"Showrooming" has been a worry for brick-and-mortar retailers since the advent of the smartphone. That's when a customer looks at a product on the shelf, searches online for more information, sees a cheaper ...
Heartbeat on a chip could improve pharmaceutical tests
A gravity-powered chip that can mimic a human heartbeat outside the body could advance pharmaceutical testing and open new possibilities in cell culture because it can mimic fundamental physical rhythms, ...
Variations in atmospheric oxygen levels shaped Earth's climate through the ages
Variations in the amount of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere significantly altered global climate throughout the planet's history. Efforts to reconstruct past climates must include this previously overlooked ...