Health and Environment

Image of Cancer spheres treated by doxorubicin.

Enabling large-scale testing of cancer drugs with machine learning

Prof. Euisik Yoon and his team developed a new machine learning tool that enables large-scale testing of cancer drug effectiveness with microfluidics. |Medium Read
(A) Major structural components of bacteriophage T4. (B) A schematic of the phage T4 infection process: (I) Phage T4 recognizes the host cell and binds to the cell membrane using the long tail fibers. (II) The baseplate undergoes a large conformational change from a dome-shaped to a star- shaped structure and the short fibers attach to the cell irreversibly. (III) The sheath contracts from the extended state to the contracted state. (IV) During sheath contraction, the rigid tail tube pierces the cell host outer membrane and then initiates translocation of DNA into the host.

Simulation of how E. coli-killer operates is a roadmap for targeted treatments

Bacteriophages provide a how-to for taking over bacteria.|Medium Read
Jamie Phillips

Jamie Phillips named Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility

Phillips - who specializes in optoelectronic devices for next generation infrared detectors, solar cells, and thin film electronics - shares his goals for the 13,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art cleanroom facility. |Medium Read
David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester

Blaauw, Sylvester are 2019 Distinguished University Innovators

Pioneering computer technology that is spurring innovation and disruption across industries has earned David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, professors of electrical engineering and computer science, this year’s Distinguished University Innovator Award.|Medium Read
Stephen Forrest at town hall

Commission on Carbon Neutrality talks progress, environmental justice at town hall

Prof. Stephen Forrest, who serves as co-chair of the commission, attended the forum to address concerns and give updates on the plan of action. |Medium Read
Prof. Kamal Sarabandi with the Emperor and Empress of Japan

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi welcomes Emperor and Empress of Japan at IGARSS 2019

Predicting future disasters is an important goal of those participating in the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium|Short Read
Three athletes on the soccer field battle for control of the ball

Overuse, or one bad move? New view on ACL tears prompt questions on how athletes train

New research suggests a reevaluation of the way athletes train and prepare for competition.|Medium Read
Mostafa Zaky

Counting snowflakes for better water resource management

Mostafa Zaky has built an award-winning model that helps estimate the amount of water stored in snowpacks, which could improve climate change and flood forecasting, as well as overall water resource management.|Short Read

By Cannibalizing Nearby Stromal Stem Cells, Some Breast Cancer Cells Gain Invasion Advantage

Cancer biologists and engineers collaborated on a device that could help predict the likelihood of breast cancer metastasis.|Medium Read

Huanting Huang improves accuracy of remote sensing

Huang won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics for her work developing better electromagnetic models that calculate microwave interactions with tree and vegetation cover.|Medium Read
Photos of Seth Guikema and Thomas Chen

Seth Guikema and Thomas Chen win U.S. Public Health Service Engineering literary award

U-M IOE's Seth Guikema and Thomas Chen have won the 2019 Robert C Williams Engineering Literary Award from the U.S. Public Health Service. |Short Read
Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Herek Clack (left) talks to Zijie Lin, CEE student

Cold plasma can kill 99.9% of airborne viruses, study shows

Combining virus deactivation and filtration is highly effective against contaminated air.|Medium Read