Placebo research gets national media attention

Some new research on the placebo effect from U-M researchers has been appearing in both science news outlets and the popular press in recent days.

The study, which looks at the impact of personality traits on response to a placebo, has been covered in news outlets from the Los Angeles Times to Scientific American and The Scientist.

Researchers Jon-Kar Zubieta, M.D., Ph.D., and Marta Pecina, M.D. of the Department of Psychiatry and Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, led the research, which was published online in the Nature journal Neuropsychopharmacology.

Read the UMHS press release about their work at

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