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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
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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
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$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