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Detroit News January 24, 2017

Customers can flag $10 ride to Meijer

Cart, a U-M startup that connects people to healthy, fresh groceries, in partnership with Lyft, is offering low-cost rides to Meijer for families in need.
In the News January 18, 2017

‘5D protein fingerprinting’ may help treat Alzheimer’s

David Sept, BME professor, and colleagues have developed a new technique called "5D fingerprinting" which makes it much easier to identify specific proteins in patients with neurodegenerative diseases, Business Standard reports.
Los Angeles Times January 18, 2017

Earth sets heat record in 2016 – for the third year in a row

Richard Rood, CLaSP professor, spoke to the LA Times about global warming and the negative effects of climate change.
Engadget January 18, 2017

Protein fingerprinting could shed light on alzheimer’s

David Sept, BME professor, and colleagues at the University of Fribourg have developed a technique to measure individual protein molecules' properties. This could be the key to preventing or developing treatments for conditions like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Tech Times January 15, 2017

iPad for the blind: $500 Blitab translates digital text into Braille

Brent Gillespie, ME associate professor, and Alexander Russomanno, ME PhD student, worked with Professor Sile O’Modhrain of the School of Music, Theater and Dance to develop a Braille readers using microfluidic bubbles. A similar device is being produced by Blitab of Austria.
Nature World News January 11, 2017

Researchers use smart discs to combat cancer tumors

James Moon, BME assistant professor, and other members of the Biointerfaces Institute are using artificial intelligence to develop a new method that can potentially eliminate cancerous tumors.
CBS January 10, 2017

Michigan charter school backed by DeVos growing

Alec Gallimore, dean of engineering at U-M, was impressed with the innovations at West Michigan Aviation, a charter school.
In the News January 6, 2017

20 free courses from the world’s best architecture universities

U-M class "Principles of Designing for Humans at University of Michigan," aims to give us a better understanding of human interaction in design and give us more efficient solutions on user experience based on emotional and social factors. Story from Arch20.
The Guardian January 5, 2017

Five things that got broken at the oddest hacking event in the world

J Alex Halderman, EECS professor, and Matt Bernhard, EECS graduate student, discuss attempts to prove that the U.S. election wasn’t hacked.
Forbes January 3, 2017

30 under 30 energy 2017: The best minds planning how to power our country

Travis Thompson, ME research scientist, is working on a solid-state ceramic battery using a garnet-based electrolyte. The battery has no chance of catching fire and costs less than lithium ion.
In the News January 2, 2017

David C. Munson Jr. named RIT’s 10th president

Former Michigan Engineering dean David Munson was chosen by the Rochester Institute of Technology Board of Trustees after a nationwide search, RIT University News reports.
WDIV December 26, 2016

Tech Time: Scientists work to end plastic pollution

Teams of all-women scientists and engineers collected plastic pollution from the Great Lakes to raise awareness about the health of the lakes and its impact on families.