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Mating mites trapped in amber reveal sex role reversal

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---In the mating game, some female mites are mightier than their mates, new research at the University of Michigan and the Russian Academy of Sciences suggests. The evidence comes, in part, from 40 million-year-old mating mites p...

Columbia University uses technological innovation to study bone structure

A team of researchers at Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Medical Center announced today the results of the first study comparing bone structure in Chinese-American women to Caucasian women. The report, just presented at the Orthopaedic ...

Theoretical breakthrough: Generating matter and antimatter from the vacuum

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Under just the right conditions---which involve an ultra-high-intensity laser beam and a two-mile-long particle accelerator---it could be possible to create something out of nothing, according to University of Michigan researche...

Hard work improves the taste of food, Johns Hopkins study shows

It's commonly accepted that we appreciate something more if we have to work hard to get it, and a Johns Hopkins University study bears that out, at least when it comes to food. The study seems to suggest that hard work can even enhance our appreci...

Positive psychological changes from meditation training linked to cellular health

Positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater telomerase activity, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the University of California, San Francisco. The study is the ...

Workplace wellness plan saves money over the long-term, new study shows

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---A Midwest utility company learned firsthand that it pays to keep healthy employees fit, reaping a net savings of $4.8 million in employee health and lost work time costs over nine years. A University of Michigan study of workp...

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