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.
Discovery of two close-in exoplanet companions sheds new light on planet formation
For the past 20 years, astronomers peered into the night sky, puzzled about a type of planet called hot Jupiters.
Studying New Orleans to improve disaster planning
As the 10th U.S. hurricane season since Katrina rolls on, a University of Michigan professor is using advanced data analytics and optimization techniques to find better ways to evacuate regions before disaster strikes.
Four biological kingdoms influence disease transmission in monarch butterflies
Experiments with monarch butterfly caterpillars and the milkweed plants on which they feed have shown for the first time that interactions across four biological kingdoms can influence disease transmission.
Researchers to test 3D-printed, autonomous 'SmartCarts'
A fleet of autonomous "SmartCarts"—high-tech, 3D-printed, low-speed electric vehicles—could one day zip around the University of Michigan's North Campus, taking students, professors and staff to class, labs and offices ...
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 biodiversity ...
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.
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."
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.
Lung simulation could improve respiratory treatment
The first computer model that predicts the flow of liquid medication in human lungs is providing new insight into the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Hormone that differentiates sugar, diet sweeteners could exist in humans
We've all been there: We eat an entire sleeve of fat-free, low-calorie cookies and we're stuffing ourselves with more food 15 minutes later.