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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
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“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
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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
Joerg Lahann is a Prof of Chemical Engr, Prof of Materials Science and Engr, Prof of Biomedical Engr, Prof of Macromolecular Science and Engr and Director of the Biointerfaces Institute

Joerg Lahann

University of Michigan Biointerfaces Institute director Joerg Lahann knew from a young age that he wanted to be a chemist.|Medium Read
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High-tech robotics center coming to U-Michigan

The U-M Board of Regents approved the College of Engineering's new robotics building project on April 16. The three-story, 100,000-square-foot facility is slated for Hayward Street just east of the Space Research Building on North Campus.|Medium Read
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Brittle bone disease: Drug research in mice offers hope

New research in mice offers evidence that a drug being developed to treat osteoporosis may also be useful for treating osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bone disease, a rare but potentially debilitating bone disorder that is present from birth.|Medium Read
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Ultra-small block M’s lead to big ideas in drug delivery

U-M researchers have created what might be the world’s smallest three-dimensional (unofficial) "block M’s" using a new nanoparticle manufacturing process.|Medium Read
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New technology could lead to tailor-made cancer treatments

In a development that could lead to a deeper understanding of cancer and better early-stage treatment of the disease, University of Michigan researchers devised a way to grow a certain type of cancer cells from patients outside the body for study.|Medium Read
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Lonnie Shea returns to Michigan

Lonnie Shea joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering this fall as a professor and chair, with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering.|Medium Read
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Faster image processing to fight lung cancer

With $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health, Jeffrey Fessler leads a team at U-M to make low-radiation CT scans viable for lung cancer screening.|Short Read
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Second baby’s life saved with 3D printed airway splints

After surgeons at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital implanted 3D printed devices to open up Garrett’s airways, his parents are now planning to take their son home to their house in Utah for the very first time.|Medium Read
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Liquid biopsy could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment

Sunitha Nagrath and colleagues in engineering and medicine have developed a way to capture and grow the circulating tumor cells that allow cancer to spread.|Medium Read