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New machine learning method improves testing of stem-like tumor cells for breast cancer research

To improve the prediction and identification of stem-like cancer cells, Prof. Euisik Yoon’s group developed a method that is 3.5 times faster than the standard approach. |Short Read
Shilva Shrestha, Environmental Engineering PhD Student, has her temperature checked by Bryan Daniels, DPSS Quartermaster, at the entrance the G.G. Brown Building on North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI on May 26, 2020.

Lights in the labs – and eyes – of researchers coming back to work

'Noncritical' in-person research begins ramping up, with public-health protocols.|Medium Read
The public-facing dashboard uses a color-coded map of the state with breakdowns by region and county.

Web app, dashboard from U-M to inform Michiganders’ return to work

The web tools will help state officials identify potential hotspots as they reopen Michigan to business.|Medium Read
These diagrams of cell counts show how immune cell profiles differ between young mice and old mice. In particular, older mice have more cells that are implicated in runaway immune responses (neutrophils, orange), fewer “helper” and “killer” T-cells that can be trained to go after new threats (CD4 naive, purple; CD8 naive, pink), and fewer cells that clear away both viruses and inflammation (Alveolar macrophages (Mϕ) green). These trends carry over to humans, beginning to explain why older patients with respiratory viral infections such as influenza and COVID-19 are more likely to experience excessive and harmful inflammation. Credit: Wen group, University of Michigan.

Engineering immunity: Profiling COVID-19 immune responses and developing a vaccine

As COVID-19 looks more like a disease of the immune system, a Michigan engineer is working with doctors to look at how immune responses differ between mild and severe cases.|Medium Read
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Two new devices protect health care workers, help patients during COVID-19

Clinicians and researchers published two proof-of-concept papers.|Medium Read
Nikola Banovic

How predictive modeling could help us reopen more safely

Graphical online simulation could spur more targeted COVID-19 protection measures.|Medium Read
Medical ventilators in a hospital

Faster than COVID: a computer model that predicts the disease’s next move

Predictive model could help care providers stay safe, anticipate patient needs.|Medium Read
REV-1 delivery robot

Delivery robots help Ann Arbor restaurants weather COVID

U-M startup says robotic food deliveries have quadrupled.|Medium Read
people walking apart from each other

Game theory and the COVID-19 outbreak: Coordinating our interests at individual to national levels

A major defense project pivots to explore how to encourage COVID-safe behavior effectively.|Medium Read
a woman wearing a face shield

U-M-approved face shield design guides makers addressing the PPE shortage through 3D printing

As Ann Arbor’s maker community sprang into action making face shields, Michigan Medicine and the U-M College of Engineering offered a recommended design that is effective and straightforward to produce.|Medium Read
holding the new device

Lab-on-a-chip COVID-19 antibody test could offer rapid, accurate results

'Anyone working on COVID-19 antibody tests can use their reagents in our device'|Medium Read
A homemade ventilator that utilizes a blood pressure sleeve

Grad student’s ventilator design sparks conversations with doctors and engineers

Affordable proof-of-concept device automates the manual squeezing required by bag valve masks.|Medium Read