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Science in Sport

Ellen Arruda, ME professor, created a specialized batting glove for athlete Ako Thomas so that he could return to play without serious pain.|Medium Read
Laser focuses light through yogurt

Seeing through materials

By developing a fast algorithm to map out the paths light takes through yogurt, researchers aim to someday see through skin.|Medium Read
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‘Sister cell’ profiling aims to shut down cancer metastasis

Michigan engineers release individual cells from a specially-designed chip using laser pulses.|Medium Read
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How precision medicine is improving prostate cancer treatment

New, statistically-derived guidelines could potentially save millions of prostate patients from painful and invasive follow-up treatments. |Medium Read
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Regenerative med center groups top-ranked U-M areas

A new $11.7 million center at the University of Michigan aims to advance regenerative medicine to restore patients’ lost dental, facial and skull tissue.|Medium Read
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Keeping drugs on the job

Computer simulations developed at the University of Michigan reveal how well drug additives stop the active ingredients from crystallizing in the digestive tract.|Medium Read
Hand grasping FlexDex.

New low-cost surgical instrument moves like a surgeon’s hand

In an era of spiraling healthcare cost concerns, a new $500 surgical instrument developed at the University of Michigan is vying to take the place of a $2 million robot for certain minimally invasive procedures.|Medium Read
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Coating method could improve temporary implants that dissolve in the body

Very even, pure coatings that promote healing may now be possible for biodegradable sutures and bone screws.|Medium Read
This illustration depicts a side view of proteins (blue) flowing through two electrically charged nanopores

‘5-D protein fingerprinting’ could help fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

In an advance that could lead to new progress against diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, researchers have demonstrated a technique for measuring the properties of individual protein molecules.|Medium Read
Rhonda Jack looks through a slide in the lab. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing.

Unstoppable

Chemical engineering graduate student Rhonda Jack's journey to become a published researcher|Short Read