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Tiny device offers insight into how cancer spreads

Researchers have developed a fluidic device to track over time which cancer cells lead the disease’s invasive march.|Medium Read
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A blood test can predict early lung cancer prognosis

Cancer cells traveling in groups through the bloodstream may signal the need for further treatment.|Medium Read
Scientist in the lab

New class of antibiotics: nanobiotics

U-M researchers Nicholas Kotov and J. Scott VanEpps are collaborating to create a new class of antibiotics known as nanobiotics.|Short Read

Affordable lead sensor for home, city water lines

Citizens could become water quality watchdogs and monitor lead contamination at their own taps with new electronic sensors.|Medium Read

Stem cells mimic key parts of human embryonic development

The method advanced by U-M cell biologists and engineers could aid the understanding of infertility and more.|Short Read
Student tests assistive software

Designing for our own

CSE students designed technology for a fellow student who returned after a decade away because of a brain hemorrhage. |Medium Read

$7.75M for mapping circuits in the brain

A new NSF Tech Hub will put tools to rapidly advance our understanding of the brain into the hands of neuroscientists.|Medium Read

‘Missing lead’ in Flint water pipes confirms cause of crisis

The findings show how important uninterrupted corrosion control is in the aging water systems that serve millions of Americans.|Medium Read

Lab-grown lung tissue could lead to new cancer, asthma treatments

A look at how Michigan Engineers created a biomaterial scaffold to help researchers from the U-M Medical School grow mature human lung tissue.|Medium Read

A ladder simulator designed to test fatigue in climbers

Michigan researchers are leading an effort to determine whether or not the distance between ladder rungs is the reason for many workplace falls. |Short Read
Rhonda Jack and Sunitha Nagrath

Sunitha Nagrath co-directs new U-M Cancer Core

Core is designed to facilitate investigators with experimental design, rare cell procurement and single cell analysis|Short Read

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