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More should be done for female parolees

As the female prison population grows, a new study funded partly by the National Science Foundation says more should be done to help women...

Whites more likely to use age-appropriate car seats than non-whites

White parents reported higher use of age-appropriate car seats for one- to seven-year-old children than non-white parents, according to a new University of Michigan...

Emerald ash borer may have met its match

Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers...

Biogas power plants: Renewable energy-producers of the future

When Michigan State University’s Wolfgang Bauer travels past unused farmland in Michigan, he sees untapped energy resources and opportunities for tremendous economic development. Bauer studies...

Some see work as a calling, others say it’s just a...

Why does one person see work primarily as a means to a paycheck, while another sitting in the next cubicle expects work to provide...

Mercury levels in Pacific fish likely to rise in coming decades

University of Michigan researchers and their University of Hawaii colleagues say they've solved the longstanding mystery of how mercury gets into open-ocean fish, and...

Do you hear what I hear? Noise exposure surrounds us

Nine out of 10 city dwellers may have enough harmful noise exposure to risk hearing loss, and most of that exposure comes from leisure...

Nanoparticles help researchers deliver steroids to retina

Hitching a ride into the retina on nanoparticles called dendrimers offers a new way to treat age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. A collaborative research study among investigators at Wayne State University, the Mayo ...

Backpacks, not the bombs inside, key to finding DNA

Catching terrorists who detonate bombs may be easier by testing the containers that hide the bombs rather than the actual explosives, according to pioneering research led by Michigan State University.

Plant scientists move closer to making any crop drought-tolerant

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Drought-tolerant crops have moved closer to becoming reality. A collaborative team of scientists has made a significant advance on the discovery last year by the University of California, Riverside's Sean Cutler of pyrabactin...

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