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A vaccine that could block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria
Science

A vaccine that could block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria

Written by: Wei-Chiao Huang, Ph.D. Candidate in the Biomedical Engineering Department, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York High magnification view of mosquito pupae and larvae underwater. 7th Son Studio/shutterstockIs it possible to eradicate malaria? It is a...

How anti-black bias in white men hurts black men's health
Health

How anti-black bias in white men hurts black men’s health

Written by: Shervin Assari, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health, University of Michigan Discrimination creates gaps in care between white and black men. Rawpixel/Shutterstock.com, CC BY-SAResearchers have documented “large, pervasive and persistent” racial inequalities in the U.S. Inter-group relations...

Why are some Americans changing their names?
Arts

Why are some Americans changing their names?

Written by: Kirsten Fermaglich, Associate Professor, Michigan State University For decades, native-born American Jews changed their names to improve their job prospects. Billion Photos/Shutterstock.comIn 2008, Newsweek published an article on then-presidential candidate Barack Obama titled “From Barry to Barack.” The...

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