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Karate can help kids kick cancer pain, study finds

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Researchers move forward on study on Flint water, health

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Study: Michigan must create equal school funding system

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DeVos attends opening of Michigan State research center
Grand Rapids — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos joined Michigan State University officials and other dignitaries to mark the official opening the school’s Grand Rapids Research Center. The Lansing State Journal reports a couple dozen people protested DeVos’ visit Wednesday to her hometown. A similarly sized group gathered in support. Critics say she’s hostile to public education and indifferent to civil rights   Read More ...
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Ban the Box increases racial discrimination, study says
Advocates say Ban-the-Box laws, which limit employers from asking job applicants about their criminal histories, reduce unemployment rates among people with convictions. But according to a recent study, they also increase racial discrimination. Amanda Agan of Princeton University and Sonja Starr of the University of Michigan sent about 15,000 fake online job applications to employers in New Jersey and New York City before and after those jurisdictions enacted laws to   Read More ...
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Teen athletes less likely to abuse opioids, study finds
Story highlights Physically active teens are less likely to abuse opioids than non-athletes, study finds Teens who play high-injury sports still need to be monitored, researcher says (CNN)Teenagers engaged in sports and exercise have lower risks of using opioids without a doctor's order, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers at the University of Michigan looked at data from more than 191,000 eighth- and   Read More ...
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Michigan State gets $3.6M to boost study of plants
East Lansing — Michigan State University is getting a $3.6 million National Science Foundation grant to help boost the study of plants. The East Lansing school says a team will study plants’ stomata, which are specialized pores on the surface of leaves, and look at how plants can avoid diseases. Brad Day, associate professor of plant, soil and microbial science and the grant’s co-lead investigator, says those involved want to   Read More ...
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Michigan State gets $900,000 grant to boost study of plants
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is getting a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to help boost the study of plants. The East Lansing school says a team will study plants' stomata, which are specialized pores on the surface of leaves, and look at how plants can avoid diseases. Brad Day, associate professor of plant, soil and microbial science and the grant's co-lead investigator, says those involved want   Read More ...
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Karate can help kids kick cancer pain, study finds
DETROIT, M.I. – For years, a Michigan rabbi has been teaching karate to children battling cancer. And, according to a new study, his pain-fighting techniques are working. ‘Rabbi G,’ whose full name is Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg, started in 1999. He has been instructing young patients in the ways of martial arts, meditation and breathing exercises ever since. It was a personal tragedy though that brought him into the medical world.   Read More ...
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Should Michigan State have a women-only study lounge?
Should Michigan State have a designated space in its student union for only women to study? Mark Perry, an economic professor at the University of Michigan-Flint, is challenging the designation, . Perry says the space "blatantly discriminates against men." He filed a complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. While Perry isn't optimistic about the complaint, The Daily Caller reports MSU plans to renovate the Women's Lounge in the   Read More ...
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Researchers move forward on Flint water, health study
Wayne State University has been awarded a $3.1 million grant for an 18-month study to find out if a recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in Flint was linked to changes in the city’s water system. Researchers from Wayne State and other institutions will test water samples collected from 284 homes in Flint in search of deadly Legionella bacteria. Participants include Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Flint’s Kettering University,   Read More ...
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Researchers move forward on study on Flint water, health
FLINT, Mich. - A group led by Wayne State University researchers is moving forward on efforts to evaluate possible links between changes in Flint's water system and public health. The Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership announced this week it's begun implementing an 18-month plan to address the area's risk for Legionnaires' disease. Study plans were announced earlier this year in the wake of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak. This   Read More ...
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Researchers Move Forward on Study on Flint Water, Health
A group led by Wayne State University researchers is moving forward on efforts to evaluate possible links between changes in the water system in Flint, Michigan, and public health. The Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership announced this week it's begun implementing an 18-month plan to address the area's risk for Legionnaires' disease. Study plans were announced earlier this year in the wake of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak. This   Read More ...
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Butter may not be so bad after all, study says
A newly released Tufts University Health Sciences study found no link between eating butter and chronic disease or total mortality. "Butter consumption is only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with cardiovascular disease, and slightly inversely associated (protective) with diabetes," said the authors of the study released last week. Tufts researchers looked at nine studies in which a serving of butter consumption was the same — 14 grams a   Read More ...
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Study: Michigan must create equal school funding system
Michigan must do something about its increasingly inequitable school funding system. That's a key conclusion in a report released today by a firm the state paid to study school funding in the Michigan. "The results ... show that there was significantly more variation in per pupil revenues and expenditures across districts than is desirable for an equitable school finance system," the report, released today by the state, concludes. The report   Read More ...
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Study shows men more likely to gain weight after job loss
Researchers at the University of Michigan say people who lose their jobs late in their careers are at risk of gaining weight. , which followed about 20,000 people over the age of 50 every two years, gathered information about various topics, including weight issues and social factors relating to job loss. Researchers say the study showed men who lost their jobs before retirement were more likely to gain weight than   Read More ...
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New study reveals which technology rules kids would set for their parents
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Put your phone away when I'm talking to you. Don't text while you're driving - not even at red lights. Stop posting photos of me without my permission. These are some of the rules for Internet and smartphone use that kids would set for their parents, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Washington. [Read the full   Read More ...
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U-M researchers work to determine when people are lying
Buy Photo. People lie every day. And while many humans think they are good at telling when people aren't being truthful, researchers say they could use some help. “We are not as good as we think we are,” said Mihai Burzo, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan-Flint. Burzo and other researchers are working on software to identify when somebody is lying. So far, the technology   Read More ...
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Consumers remain wary of self-driving cars: U-M study
Technology geeks, auto executives and journalists are more excited about self-driving cars than the general public, based on a second annual survey conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Given the choice among three levels of automation in a future vehicle — no self-driving, partial self-driving and complete self-driving — 46% chose no self-driving, followed by 39% for partial and and 16% opting for complete self-driving. This was   Read More ...
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Researchers say there are serious security problems in Samsung’s SmartThings
Researchers at the University of Michigan multiple design flaws in Samsung's SmartThings platform that could allow a malicious app to unlock doors, set home access codes, falsely set off smoke alarms, or put devices on vacation mode, among other attacks. Crucially, all the attacks require users to either install a malicious app from the SmartThings store or click a malicious link. Multiple issues exist in SmartThings' framework, the researchers say,   Read More ...
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Study: US Oil Field Source of Global Uptick in Air Pollution
An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study. The team led by researchers at the University of Michigan found that fossil fuel production at the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana is emitting roughly 2 percent of the ethane detected in the Earth's atmosphere. Along with its chemical cousin   Read More ...
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Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution
WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study. The team led by researchers at the University of Michigan found that fossil fuel production at the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana is emitting roughly 2 percent of the ethane detected in the Earth's atmosphere. Along with   Read More ...
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Fingerprint Scanners Can Be Fooled With A Paper? MSU Researchers Unlock Smartphones Using 2D Images Printed On Ordinary Inkjet Printers [Video]
Fingerprint scanners, which have become increasingly popular on smartphones, can be fooled using a simple 2D image printed on an ordinary paper. Researchers at Michigan State University have successfully demonstrated how an inkjet printer need only print an image of a fingerprint, which can be easily held against the biometric sensor to unlock a smartphone.Fingerprint scanners are being increasingly incorporated in modern day smartphones. They are considered much tougher to   Read More ...
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Researchers use an inkjet printer to spoof a smartphone’s fingerprint sensor
The dawn of the fingerprint sensor. finally brought convenient security to our smartphones, or so we thought. Researchers at Michigan State University, however, were able to demonstrate how an inkjet printer can print a 2D image of a fingerprint in order to unlock smartphones.The secret is in the ink and paper. You’ll need to use silver conductive ink, which is designed to print circuit boards, and a special paper designed   Read More ...
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Researchers develop a revolutionary Braille tablet for the blind
Researchers at the University of Michigan recently unveiled a new Braille-enabled prototype tablet that makes it possible for those with vision problems   Read More ...
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U.S. teens smoked, drank, used drugs less in 2015: study
(Reuters) - A decades-long decline in teenage drinking and smoking continued in 2015 and use of some drugs by eighth-graders and high school students also fell, while marijuana consumption extended a five-year flat trend, according to results of a study released on Wednesday. Teen cigarette smoking fell to its lowest level since the University of Michigan began doing its national survey on licit and illicit substances in 1975, according to a news release on the study, part of a series called Monitoring the Future. Only 7 percent of students in grades eight, 10 and 12 who were polled reported smoking   Read More ...
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Researchers use ovarian follicles to preserve fertility
Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified a potential new approach to fertility preservation for young cancer patients that addresses concerns about beginning cancer treatment immediately and the possibility of reintroducing cancer cells during the fertility preservation process.   Read More ...
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Self-Driving Cars Are More Accident-Prone, Study Finds
Self-driving cars are getting into accidents at a higher rate than cars driven by humans, according to a new study. However, the new research comes with a laundry list of caveats that indicates that transportation experts are still struggling to ascertain just how safe self-driving cars actually are.The study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute found that self-driving cars are in accidents at five times the rate of human-controlled cars   Read More ...
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College Kids Are Smoking Pot Over Cigarettes, Study Says
Daily marijuana use has surpassed daily cigarette use for the first time among college students, a new study shows.Surveys conducted as part of the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study revealed that marijuana use among college students is on the rise, with daily or near-daily use being reported by 5.9 percent of students in 2014   Read More ...
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Researchers identify gene mutation that can trigger lymphoblastic leukemia
Two medical researchers from the Children's Hospital of Michigan and the Wayne State University School of Medicine have published the results of a nearly 10-year investigation that identified a key gene mutation that can trigger acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, and several other types of cancer.   Read More ...
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