July 2015

M Research: News from the University of Michigan

The future of mobility

What if your car had the ability to communicate with other vehicles? The result could be safer trips to work and less congestion on the way. The future of mobility lies in connected and automated vehicles. U-M this week unveiled Mcity, a 32-acre environment designed to test the next wave of transportation.

Cancer detection

Blood draws are no fun. But researchers at U-M have developed an approach that could help you detect cancer from a simple blood test.

3D printed cars

Picture a scenario in which you could zip through campus on a 3D printed electric vehicle. U-M researchers will test the viability of SmartCarts.

Neighborhood safety

Reported sex offenses were lower in neighborhoods where more registered sex offenders live, according to a new U-M study.

Power nap

Do you feel impulsive or frustrated in the afternoon? U-M researchers say a nap could be the best medicine to counteract your negative behavior.

Memory loss

Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, U-M research finds, robbing them of memory and thinking speed.

Oxygen impact

Variations in the amount of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere significantly altered global climate throughout the planet's history, U-M researchers say.
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