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School Lunch TV Linked Childhood Obesity
2013-08-12 15:27:24

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online [Watch The Video: UofM Researchers Cite New Childhood Obesity Vectors ] Diet and time spent in front of the TV were two factors researchers looked at in a new study that examined habits that could lead to childhood obesity. Researchers at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center have released the findings of their study, which will be published in the September issue of issue of the journal Pediatrics. The...

New Scanning Laser Sees Object Composition
2013-06-25 16:11:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using commercially-available telecommunications technology, engineers from the University of Michigan have developed a laser capable of detecting a substance’s composition from high up in the Earth’s atmosphere, according to a new report in the journal Optics Letters. Project researchers said the technology could have a wide range of applications, from military warning systems to airport security. "For the defense and...

Narcissism And Social Networks
2013-06-12 06:48:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Though they are both social networks, Facebook and Twitter could not be more different in many ways. One is packed full of games, pictures and relationships. The other is filled with links and short bursts of information and opinions. Yet as social networks, they have both had significant effects on how we communicate and, ultimately, how we view ourselves. Now a new study from the University of Michigan (UM) has quantified...

2013-06-10 23:17:20

V2V (car-to-car) equipment for motorcycles is based on the RoadLINK chipset - auto grade, market-ready chipset, a software defined radio from NXP running firmware from Cohda. The USDOT ITS Joint Program Office selected Cohda as one of the firms to supply equipment for the Ann Arbor, Michigan Safety Pilot and other test bed installations. (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 As part of the US Safety Pilot Model Deployment, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) will launch a...

2013-05-08 11:39:52

A seven-year quest to understand how breast cancer cells resist treatment with the targeted therapy lapatinib has revealed a previously unknown molecular network that regulates cell death. The discovery provides new avenues to overcome drug resistance, according to researchers at Duke Cancer Institute. "We've revealed multiple new signaling pathways that regulate cell death," said Sally Kornbluth, PhD, vice dean of Basic Science and professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke...

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