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Toward a stem cell model of human nervous system development

Human cells could one day show us more about why neural tube birth defects occur and how to prevent them. |Medium Read
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‘Nightmare bacteria:’ Michigan Engineers discuss how to combat antibiotic resistance

Drug-resistant bugs are on the rise and new approaches are needed.|Medium Read
Human hand holding the everter device

Reconstructive surgery tech

Born in an engineering class, now the ‘arterial everter’ has been licensed to Baxter.|Medium Read

Artificial cartilage made from Kevlar mimics the magic of the real thing

In spite of being 80 percent water, cartilage is tough stuff. Now, a synthetic material can pack even more H2O without compromising on strength.|Medium Read

Fighting cancer with cancer: 3D cultured cells could drive precision therapy

U-M researchers have devised a process that can grow hundreds of cultured cancer cell masses, called spheroids, from just a few tumor cells derived from a patient.|Medium Read

Reading cancer’s chemical clues

A nanoparticle-assisted optical imaging technique could one day read the chemical makeup of a tumor.|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
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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
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