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Peanut Allergies

Vaccine Suppresses Peanut Allergies in Mice

Just three monthly doses of a nasal vaccine protected the mice from allergic reactions upon exposure to peanut, according to research from the Mary H....
autonomous vehicles

Maximizing the Environmental Benefits of Autonomous Vehicles

The added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of the sensors and computers used in autonomous vehicles are significant contributors to their lifetime energy...
Intense laser

Intense Laser Experiments Provide First Evidence That Light Can Stop Electrons

Whenever light hits an object, some of the light scatters back from the surface of the object. However, if the object is moving extremely...
sleeping habits

Kids’ Sleeping Habits Disrupted by Sneaky Media Use

Preschoolers who spend more time watching television, playing video games or using computers—especially if they're sneaky at bedtime—get less sleep, say University of Michigan...
Huntington's disease

Researchers Identify New Potential Drug Target for Huntington’s Disease

A team of researchers led by the University of Michigan, the Baylor College of Medicine and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences has...
anesthesia, morality, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, neurodegenerative diseases, heart attack, depression, Kidney disease

Study Shows Link Between Regular Attendance at Religious Services and Health...

Researchers from the Emory Rollins School of Public Health have published a paper inPLOS ONE that links regular attendance at religious services with improved...
chemical detector

A Shoe-Box-Sized Chemical Detector

A chemical sensor prototype developed at the University of Michigan will be able to detect "single-fingerprint quantities" of substances from a distance of more...
falls

Engineering Grant Seeks to Predict Falls – and How to Stop...

More than 2.8 million older Americans visit emergency rooms for fall-related injuries each year, but UCF Assistant Professor Helen Huang hopes those numbers can...
wearable devicevideo

Wearables to Boost Security of Voice-based Log-In

A security-token necklace, ear buds or eyeglasses developed at the University of Michigan could eliminate vulnerabilities in voice authentication—the practice of logging in to...
microparticles

Study Shows How Rough Microparticles Can Cause Big Problems

New research from North Carolina State University, MIT and the University of Michigan finds that the surface texture of microparticles in a liquid suspension...
drug therapy, antibiotic, gene sequencing, IBM, metal, immune system

U-M Startup Marks Milestone in Drug Therapy for Boys with Duchenne...

Two boys under treatment outside the United States for Duchenne muscular dystrophy—an X-linked disease that affects only boys and young men—met key milestones while...
drug researchvideo

Printed Meds Could Reinvent Pharmacies, Drug Research

A technology that can print pure, ultra-precise doses of drugs onto a wide variety of surfaces could one day enable on-site printing of custom-dosed...
labyrinth chip

‘Labyrinth’ Chip Could Help Monitor Aggressive Cancer Stem Cells

Inspired by the Labyrinth of Greek mythology, a new chip etched with fluid channels sends blood samples through a hydrodynamic maze to separate out...
drug therapy, antibiotic, gene sequencing, IBM, metal, immune system

‘Superbug’ Bacteria Gang up on Us, Fueled by Antibiotic Use

What's worse than getting exposed to a kind of bacteria that modern antibiotics can't kill? Getting exposed to more than one—because they may work...
plasma

The Turbulent Healing Powers of Plasma

Researchers are starting to discover the curing powers of plasma -- bringing the ion-based form of matter into medical realms. A kind of plasma...
cocaine

Activating Brain Region Creates Intense Desire to Use Cocaine

Researchers have identified a portion of the brain that intensifies one's desire for certain rewards—in this case, mimicking addiction to cocaine. The new University of...
transport

Next-Generation Transport

For most of us, fluid dynamics and mechanics aren’t particularly significant — that is, until we’re white-knuckling it on a bumpy plane ride or...
amniotic sac

Amniotic Sac in a Dish: Stem Cells Form Structures That Could...

The first few weeks after sperm meets egg still hold many mysteries. Among them: what causes the process to fail, leading to many cases...
polymer

Heat-Conducting Plastic Could Lead to Lighter Electronics, Cars

Advanced plastics could usher in lighter, cheaper, more energy-efficient product components, including those used in vehicles, LEDs and computers—if only they were better at...
quantum

Quantum Information: Changing the Rules of the Game

I was a math researcher at the University of Michigan back in 2008 when I had the crazy—one could even say random—notion to shift...