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Learning from leaves

Heather Mayes is harnessing autumn’s hidden processes to improve renewable energy and even healthcare.|Short Read

Q&A with Sharon Glotzer

The new chemical engineering chair lays out her vision for expanding the curriculum into the high-demand areas of data science and science & technology policy.|Medium Read

“Labyrinth” chip could help monitor aggressive cancer stem cells

A breast cancer clinical trial relies on a hydrodynamic maze to capture cancer stem cells from patient blood.|Short Read

Bionic heart tissue: U-Michigan part of $20M center

Scar tissue left over from heart attacks creates dead zones that don’t beat. Bioengineered patches could fix that.|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

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

Harnessing light to drive chemical reactions

The mechanism transferring light energy from capturer to catalyst is explained, paving the way to design better reactions that use less energy and produce less waste.|Medium Read
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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
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Sharon Glotzer named next Chemical Engineering chair

Glotzer's academic stature and the impact of her research is reflected in numerous, noteworthy distinctions.|Short Read
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Synthetic tooth enamel may lead to more resilient structures

Tooth enamel has changed very little over millions of years -- and it is remarkably resistant to shock and wear. |Medium Read