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Reductions in Individual Plant Growth Sometimes Boost Community Resilience

In sports, sometimes a player has to take one for the team. The same appears to be true in the plant world, where reduced individual growth can benefit the broader community.
8-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pregnant Women with PTSD Have Higher Levels of Stress Hormone Cortisol

Research has shown that a woman's emotional and physical health during pregnancy impacts a developing fetus. However, less is known about the effect of past stressors and posttraumatic stress disorder on an expectant woman.
5-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Kids and Screen Time: Signs Your Child Might Be Addicted

It's a familiar sight in the majority of young families: young children bent over a screen for hours, texting or gaming, lost in a digital world.
1-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Recover More Mammoth Bones From Chelsea-Area Farm


University of Michigan paleontologists conducted a second excavation this week at the Chelsea-area farm where the skull, tusks and dozens of intact bones of an ice age mammoth were pulled from the ground in late 2015.
30-Nov-2017 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cell Death Linked to Tumor Growth in Prostate Cancer Patients


The goal of any cancer treatment is to kill tumor cells. Yet, one little understood paradox of certain cancers is that the body's natural process for removing dead and dying cells can actually fuel tumor growth.
22-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cinnamon Turns Up the Heat on Fat Cells

New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has determined how a common holiday spice—cinnamon—might be enlisted in the fight against obesity.
21-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Replace or Wait? Study Says Swap All Incandescent Bulbs Now, but Hold on to CFLs, older LEDs

LED light bulbs are getting cheaper and more energy efficient every year. So, does it make sense to replace less-efficient bulbs with the latest light-emitting diodes now, or should you wait for future improvements and even lower costs?
13-Nov-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Kevlar-Based Artificial Cartilage Mimics the Magic of the Real Thing


The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces on our bodies
15-Nov-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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