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Fighting tuberculosis

The approved antibiotic regimens may be failing to eradicate tuberculosis bacteria too often. A computer model could help fight antibiotic resistance.|Medium Read
Tine of a probe that has minuscule LED lights and electrodes

$5M for international neurotechnology “dream team”

A "dream team" of experts in sensors, electronics, data analysis and neuroscience has been awarded a $5 million grant to help unravel the mysteries of the brain and cross-train a group of internationally-connected neuroscientists and engineers.|Medium Read
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The sweet smell of science: A failed candy recipe solves a sticky problem in the lab

A failed homemade cotton candy recipes ends up being the solution to a problem in the lab. |Medium Read
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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
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$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
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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
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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
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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