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ISR News Releases

Researchers use two-way windows and mirrors to observe how people move around in our most familiar environment: home.

Home sweet HomeLab

September 21st, 2017

New U-M lab provides a space for researchers to study how we live in our most familiar environment Click here for a video about the new lab space. ANN ARBOR—Fredda Clisham washes her hands at a bathroom sink—something she’s done…

Hurricanes drive immigration to the US—helped by green cards

September 21st, 2017

ANN ARBOR—When hurricanes hit other countries, the United States often sees a bump in migration into the country—and the biggest hike in migration rates happen from countries that already have a strong population established in the U.S., according to new…

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IRB Common Rule Presentation

September 18th, 2017

This past January, the Department of Health and Human Services updated the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Research Subjects, also known as the Common Rule. These regulatory changes go into effect on January 19, 2018. ISR will be…

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National study shows marijuana use among U.S. college students at highest level in three decades

September 8th, 2017

Marijuana use among U.S. college students in 2016 was at the highest level seen in past three decades, according to the most recent findings from the national Monitoring the Future Follow-up study. College student marijuana use has been showing a…

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Kids and high-intensity drinking

September 6th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—About 2 percent of kids 14 to 16 years old report high-intensity drinking—drinking 10 or more drinks in a row—in the last two weeks, according to a University of Michigan study. The study is the first to report the…

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U-M Surveys of Consumers: Improved personal finances

September 1st, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment has remained largely unchanged at very favorable levels since the start of 2017, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. The Sentiment Index has been higher during the first eight months of 2017 than in…

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Antisocial children more likely to end up chronically unemployed and in poverty

August 9th, 2017

Ann Arbor—Live fast and die young—it’s a popular saying that could ring a little truer than is comfortable, according to a recent University of Michigan study. Jukka Savolainen of the U-M Institute for Social Research found that people who, as…

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Consumer sentiment lower but still favorable

July 28th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment continued to slowly fall in the July survey, although the overall level still remains quite favorable, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. The small decline amounted to 5.1 Index-points below the January peak, which…

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Study raises doubts about safety of some forms of birth control pills

June 27th, 2017

ANN ARBOR—New research on how birth control pills affect the level of hormones in women’s blood serum has found much higher levels of hormones in women who take birth control pills compared to women who don’t. The University of Michigan…

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U-M receives grant to study how low-cost family planning can improve women’s lives

June 26th, 2017

Martha Bailey, a U-M ISR economist, will lead a grant of up to $5.9 million from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to study how reducing financial barriers to reproductive health care affects women’s lives. Continue reading

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