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SPOTLIGHT

New Digital Tool Tailors Mental Health Information, Support for Students Taking National Survey

Q & A with Daniel Eisenberg

A national survey across hundreds of college campuses does much to paint a picture of student mental health, which can then guide campus support programming. And now the researchers behind the Healthy Minds Network want to immediately put resources into the hands of students who take that survey. Read more

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Massive Sequencing Study Links Rare DNA Alterations to Type 2 Diabetes

New Research from Michael Boehnke

An international consortium of scientists has analyzed protein-coding genes from nearly 46,000 people, linking rare DNA alterations to type 2 diabetes. The study, one of the largest known of its type, includes data from people of European, African American, Hispanic/Latino, East Asian, and South Asian ancestries. Read more

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IN THE NEWS: Approximately 1 in 5 kids Never Wears a Helmet Bike Riding

New Research from Gary Freed

Poll results published by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital suggested that almost one in five children aged 4 to 13 years who ride bicycles never wears a helmet. Read more

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Michigan Public Health Among Recipients of $35M Grant to Fund Flu Research

Aubree Gordon Awarded Research Grant

Gordon and an international team of researchers secured a $35 million, seven-year National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases grant to look into that first infection or exposure through influenza vaccination and its effects. Read more