January 2015

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M Research: News from the University of Michigan

Underwater explorers

Researchers collect sediment near an old shipwreck 100 feet below the surface of the Red Sea. A U-M medicinal chemist utilizes his passion for underwater exploration to find new drug candidates to treat infectious diseases and cancers. He recently brought his scuba tanks to Saudi Arabia to search for new medical breakthroughs.

A revolution in mobility

A 32-acre "mini city" designed to test connected and automated vehicle systems, as well as other emerging 21st century smart city technologies, is taking shape on U-M's North Campus.

Youth substance use dips 

A national survey of students in U.S. middle schools and high schools reveals that both alcohol and cigarette use in 2014 were at their lowest points since the study began at U-M 40 years ago.

Eye of the hurricane

A set of eight hurricane-forecast satellites, each about the size of a microwave oven, is being developed at U-M in an effort to give deep insights into how and where storms suddenly intensify.

Safeguards for soldiers

A U-M researcher who has devoted much of his efforts to improving safety measures for military personnel focuses his latest work on the safety and comfort of seating aboard military vehicles.

Creative inspiration

From whale skeleton casts to portable lead detectors to mobile apps, researchers in U-M's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts are developing a variety of unique inventions.

Great Lakes shift

A new collaborative research initiative at U-M aims to help community stakeholders and decision makers determine the best strategies for dealing with extreme water-level fluctuations in the Great Lakes.
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