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The Michigan Probe: Changing the Course of Brain Research

Some believed early Michigan brain researchers were engaging in “science fiction” – until development of an advanced tool for forging breakthroughs proved them wrong.|Medium Read
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The race against Zika

“This is a problem that could impact almost every one of us in our lives and in our families at some point, if not immediately then in the future. We need to solve it, and a vaccine is the only way that’s going to happen,” said U-M alum and researcher, Richard Schwartz.|Medium Read
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Cancer stem cells: new method analyzes 10,000 cells at once

A new tool for making sense of the cells believed to cause cancer relapses and metastases.|Medium Read
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AE Dept collaborates with Mott’s Children’s Hospital to raise cancer awareness

The Aerospace Engineering Department collaborated with Mott’s Children’s Hospital on their Block Out Cancer campaign to promote awareness of childhood cancer. |Short Read
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Implantable decoy could limit metastatic breast cancer

A small device implanted under the skin can improve breast cancer survival by catching cancer cells, slowing the development of metastatic tumors in other organs and allowing time to intervene with surgery or other therapies.|Medium Read
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Associate Professor Kathleen Sienko presents to National Academies

Sienko’s presentation focused on how the Global Health Design Initiative is training students to identify and overcome the challenges of adapting medical devices to low-resource settings, helping them identify unmet needs and then collaborate with stakeholders to meet those needs. |Short Read
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SpecOp takes second in Venture Well’s BMEidea Competition, eyes next steps

When a class project wasn’t going to cut it in the market, the SpecOp team didn't give up.|Medium Read
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Holes found in report on St. Jude medical device security

A report that alleged security flaws in a popular brand of pacemaker and other life-saving medical devices has major flaws of its own, Michigan Engineering researchers found.|Medium Read
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Collecting data to better identify bipolar disorder

Prof. Emily Mower Provost is collaborating to develop new technologies that provide individuals with insight into how the disease changes over time.|Short Read
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David Chesney awarded funding to research treatment for traumatic brain injury

This device could not only be useful in the ICU or field hospital setting, but also during long military patient transport, and especially in situations in which limited personnel and resources are available.|Short Read
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Student team works to improve care for premature infants

The device resembles a swaddling hammock and features a heating pad charged by thermoelectrics, allowing users to light candles beneath the cells to generate power.|Short Read
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Blood biopsy: Releasing cancer cells for better analysis

A new device developed at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment. |Medium Read