March 2015

M Research: News from the University of Michigan

Science of snooze

Call it a miracle drug that has the power to improve your mood, increase concentration and prevent trips to the hospital. Sleep is free, but at least 40 million Americans struggle every year to get enough. And the consequences can be dire. U-M researchers examine ways to combat sleep disorders and improve your overall health.

Power of design

From glove removal devices to panels that allow caregivers to embrace patients, the Stamps School tackles Ebola with innovative design solutions.

Facebook stalk much?

Using Facebook only to scroll through your news feed or browse other people's profiles can have a negative impact on your well-being.

Handy health gadgets

Picture a scenario in which a patient sends important data to a physician who can monitor a chronic condition without any direct interaction.

Addicted to food

Psychology researchers confirm what we have long suspected: highly processed foods like pizza and French fries are among the most addictive.

Can't shake it

The pain of social rejection lasts longer for those with untreated depression, based on new brain research conducted at the Medical School.

Tastes like ...

Penguins lost three of the five basic tastes—sweet, bitter and savory—more than 20 million years ago and never regained them.
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Michigan Research is a monthly newsletter, produced by the Office of Research, that features key research news and trends from across U-M.