Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

U-M professors have devised a new instrument that exposes developing embryos to motions similar to those that occur in the body, leading to higher in vitro fertilization pregnancy rates in mice.

HAITI RESPONSE: U-M doctor tells of mission to aid quake victims
Dr. Sacha Montas, a resident in emergency medicine, is part of a mission to aid victims of the Haiti earthquake. He is working in the Dominican Republic, treating Haitians who have traveled across the border and is blogging about his mission.

University again leads list of region’s top employers
In 2009 U-M again was the top employer in the region covering Washtenaw, Livingston and western Wayne counties, according to figures compiled by the Ann Arbor Business Review.

PODCAST: A look at legal issues involved with prosecuting terror suspects
As the debate continues over how to prosecute suspected terrorists, including the man being held in the attempted Christmas Day airline bombing, assistant professor of law Julian Davis Mortenson discusses the legal issues involved.

CRIME ALERT: Sexual Assault and Indecent Exposure
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The Michigan Difference

Passing of a pioneering geneticist
Marshall Nirenberg, a Nobel Prize-winning U-M alumnus who deciphered the genetic code in 1961, has died at age 82. In 1968 Nirenberg became the first federal employee to win a Nobel in physiology or medicine. In announcing his death, the Medical School’s Department of Biological Chemistry included a link to Nirenberg’s obituary in The Washington Post.