Stream insects live well in Yorkshire

We think this is the stone-cased caddis, Odontocerum albicorne, which is an ideal indicator of optimal conditions in these streams caddis and case image – credit to Sam Jones/York University Benthic stream invertebrates are among the best known indicators. They tell us almost immediately how …

Bees that buzz and those that help the economy!

Carpenter bees are those big black bees that look more fearsome than they really are. This is the southern carpenter, Xylocopa micans, which is struggling in the US as its wood nesting sites are removed. Other wood-cutters carry interesting mites and show the first signs …

Why More Men Get Vasectomies During March Madness

Requests for the procedure rise in March — when many men schedule downtime to watch basketball. A Michigan Medicine expert explains key facts. For men and their partners who have already completed their families, a vasectomy is a quick and safe approach to preventing future …

Disabusing Disability: A Doctor’s Paralyzing Injury Brings New Perspective

Compared with the general population, few physicians have disabilities. A Michigan Medicine doctor explains how a personal accident shaped his professional path. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami, M.D., M.S., distinctly understands both sides of a catastrophic medical event. MORE FROM MICHIGAN: Sign up for our weekly newsletter That’s …