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The view through the polarizer shows where light-twisting structures have formed in a soup of cells and biological materials

Light-twisting ‘chiral’ nanotechnology could accelerate drug screening

A new approach makes liquid-crystal-like beacons out of harmful amyloid proteins present in diseases such as Type II diabetes. |Medium Read
A photograph of a microfluidic chip.

Scientists ‘Farm’ Natural Killer Cells in Novel Cancer Fighting Approach

Engineers and oncologists teamed to develop a microfluidic chip capable of capturing the body’s natural killer immune cells to harvest their cancer-killing exosomes.|Medium Read
Graphic of DNA and data

Precision health in the palm of your hand

Recent breakthrough developments in technologies for real-time genome sequencing, analysis, and diagnosis are poised to deliver a new standard of personalized care.|Long Read

Dentistry during COVID-19: Engineering analysis offers guidelines to reduce exposure

Equipment previously used in auto emissions testing highlights risks.|Medium Read
Manhole cover on a road

More responsive COVID-19 wastewater test developed

Measuring RNA from SARS-COV-2 allows for more accurate testing than similar methods.|Medium Read

The Importance of Mobility Education: A Q&A with Jim Sayer, PhD

We need to expand the way we think of mobility in terms of not only what affects ourselves, but how the way we move affects the overall system.|Medium Read
Lonnie Shea and Eiji Saito

Treating autoimmune disorders with an inhaler, rather than an IV

Research in mice shows efficacy for multiple sclerosis.|Medium Read
the particule making process

Nanomedicine crosses into brain, eradicates recurring brain cancer in mice

The new approach helped seven out of eight mice fight off glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive form of adult brain cancer. |Medium Read
Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed technology to provide contactless measurements of respiratory rate, heart rate and heart rate variability, which together are important indicators of an individual’s overall health.

Touchless respiratory and heart rate measurement for COVID-19 health screening

New technology provides a contactless method to add respiratory rate and heart rate to temperature readings .|Medium Read

Personal cold plasma “air curtain” design for COVID-19 protection moves forward

Medical giant Johnson & Johnson and federal HHS select U-M design with “minimal impact on daily life.”|Medium Read

Leia Stirling selected as a Class of 2021 AIAA Associate Fellow

U-M IOE Associate Professor Leia Stirling joins the Class of 2021 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Associate Fellows.|Short Read
An example of the chemiluminescent imagery used to measure the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the convalescent plasma of COVID-19 donors using a microfluidic ELISA assay.

Lab-on-a-chip offers faster means of identifying best plasma donors in COVID fight

University of Michigan collaboration with Hackensack Meridian CDI offers new pathway to identify antibodies.|Medium Read