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Nanotechnology could spur new heart treatment

A new nanoparticle developed by University of Michigan researchers could be the key to a targeted therapy for cardiac arrhythmia, a condition that causes the heart to beat erratically and can lead to heart attack and stroke.|Medium Read
U-M Researchers construct cancer "super-attractor" scaffolds from mouse tissue

Cancer “decoy” shows potential for breast cancer treatment

A small, implantable device that researchers are calling a cancer "super-attractor" could eventually give doctors an early warning of relapse in breast cancer patients and even slow the disease’s spread to other organs in the body.|Medium Read
Turbulence simulations

$3.46M to combine supercomputer simulations with big data

By improving large physics models on the fly, U-M faculty will advance aerodynamics, climate science, cosmology, materials science and cardiovascular research.|Medium Read
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U-M assistant professor receives McKnight Foundation award

University of Michigan assistant professor Cindy Chestek has received an award from the McKnight Foundation for her work developing carbon microthread electrodes that could help restore limb function in those with paralysis.|Short Read
Nicholas A. Kotov

Nicholas Kotov

Engineering professor Nicholas Kotov has been drawn to one scientific field or another for as long as he can remember - biology, chemistry, zoology, geology. And before all that, pyrotechnics.|Medium Read
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Biomedical engineering student named to 30 Under 30

Biomedical engineering doctoral student Barry Belmont has been named to Manufacturing Engineering Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list.|Short Read
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Lung simulation could improve respiratory treatment

The first computer model that predicts the flow of liquid medication in human lungs is providing new insight into the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome.|Medium Read
Wearable sensor

Wearable fluid status sensor could lead to new ‘vital sign’

A wearable sensor being developed at U-M could provide doctors with the first simple, portable, non-invasive way to measure fluid status--the volume of blood that's coursing through a patient's blood vessels at any given time.|Medium Read
Conductor is tested in a lab

Kirigami art could enable stretchable plasma screens

The art of paper cutting may slice through a roadblock on the way to flexible, stretchable electronics, a team of engineers and an artist at the University of Michigan has found.|Short Read
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New tech could find tiny RNA cancer beacons in blood

Cancerous tumors cast off tiny telltale genetic molecules known as microRNAs and a team of University of Michigan researchers has come up with an efficient way to detect them in blood.|Medium Read
Heartbeat chip

“Heartbeat on a chip” could improve pharmaceutical tests

A gravity-powered chip that can mimic a human heartbeat outside the body could advance pharmaceutical testing and open new possibilities in cell culture because it can mimic fundamental physical rhythms, according to U-M researchers who developed it.|Medium Read
Scientists holds up a vial

Regenerative medicine: Injectable stem cell incubator

Some tissue damage is too extensive for the body to heal well, such as a bad slipped disc or the muscle death that follows a heart attack, so researchers are looking for ways to bridge the gaps.|Medium Read