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The beginning of the amniotic sac

Amnion developed from human stem cells are being studied. Understanding infertility and pregnancy loss are one area being investigated.|Long Read
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U-M research center spurs new approach to musculoskeletal health

The newly established Michigan Integrative Musculoskeletal Health Core Center is spearheading a research model that looks at bone, muscle and connective tissue as a single system instead of individual components.|Medium Read
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Cancer stem cells: new method analyzes 10,000 cells at once

A new tool for making sense of the cells believed to cause cancer relapses and metastases.|Medium Read
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Implantable decoy could limit metastatic breast cancer

A small device implanted under the skin can improve breast cancer survival by catching cancer cells, slowing the development of metastatic tumors in other organs and allowing time to intervene with surgery or other therapies.|Medium Read
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SpecOp takes second in Venture Well’s BMEidea Competition, eyes next steps

When a class project wasn’t going to cut it in the market, the SpecOp team didn't give up.|Medium Read
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Turning blood into a laser emitter for drug testing, cancer treatment

University of Michigan researchers have successfully demonstrated a new technique that combines laser light with an FDA-approved fluorescent dye to monitor cell structure and activity at the molecular level. This could lead to improved clinical imaging and better monitoring of tumors and other cell structures. It could also be used during drug testing to monitor the changes that cells undergo when exposed to prospective new drugs.|Short Read
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Mary-Ann Mycek is new Associate Dean for Graduate Education

Mary-Ann Mycek, professor of biomedical engineering and associate chair for translational research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been appointed associate dean for graduate education in the College of Engineering, effective September 1, 2016. |Short Read
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Student workshop approaches research with the market in mind

A one-day crash course in tech entrepreneurship teaches students and post-docs how to evaluate the market potential of new technologies.|Medium Read
The device captures cancer cells from a blood sample.

Blood biopsy: Releasing cancer cells for better analysis

A new device developed at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment. |Medium Read
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“Trojan horse” Nanoparticle can halt asthma, allergies

In an entirely new approach to treating asthma and allergies, a biodegradable nanoparticle acts like a Trojan horse, hiding an allergen in a friendly shell to convince the immune system not to attack it.|Short Read
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New 3D camera with clear, graphene light detectors

The new design, under development at Michigan, should be smaller and able to achieve higher resolutions than current 3D cameras.|Medium Read
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Virtual biopsy

A new imaging method uses infrared light to recover ultrasound images and chemical information from tissues inside the body - without breaking the skin.|Short Read