Dr. Cynthia Chestek presents on using high density interfaces to the nervous system for the restoration of hand function at the 3rd Annual Udall Center for Parkinson's Disease Research Symposium at the Biomedical Science Research Building on Wednesday.

With close to 60,000 Americans diagnosed annually, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-common neurodegenerative disease in the United States following Alzheimer’s disease.

To many, the issues we face today seem unsolvable and overwhelming: inequality, injustice, political unrest and the increasingly relevant battle to protect our environment.

On Tuesday, the University of Michigan announced the appointment of Anna Kirkland as director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. The position change went into effect Sept. 1.

University of Michigan paleontologists are investigating a construction site in Byron Township, Michigan, after workers excavated the fossils of what appeared to be a giant prehistoric mammal Aug. 31.

Nao, the robot pictured, is just one example of the University's robotics research.

It's not a bird, it's not a plane, it's a new improvement to robotics research at the University.  


In recent years, big data emerged as a powerful tool, spurring the University of Michigan to dedicate an initiative and institute to its study and implementation.

A new University of Michigan study found the combination of traditional chemotherapy drug, cisplatin, with an experimental drug destroys a rare type of salivary gland tumor and prevents it from reoccurring within 300 days after treatment.

Ethiopia is quickly becoming a key player in the University of Michigan’s global engagement and multidisciplinary projects.

As a result of heavy rainfall this past spring, Lake Erie is now home to a large — and potentially toxic — algal bloom. The abundant rainfall caused an overflow of phosphorus, which is used in agriculture as a fertilizer, from the Maumee River to flow into the lake.

Despite the perception that contraceptive pills positively impact women’s lives, a new study by a faculty member in the University of Michigan sheds new light on the safety of using commonly available pills.