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Students demonstrate use of their device

A showcase of student innovation

The most ambitious and intense class projects of students’ undergraduate careers are showcased each semester at Design Expo. More than 100 teams display the prototypes they’ve spent months designing and refining. |Short Read
Professor and research fellow collaborate

The snowball effect of funding

How funding positions for professors can open doors for students and research.|Short Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mapping the brain: probes with tiny LEDs shed light on neural pathways

The new probes can control and record the activity of many individual neurons, and are believed to be the smallest implantable LEDs ever made. |Medium Read
Elsje Pienaar at her computer.

Fighting tuberculosis

The approved antibiotic regimens may be failing to eradicate tuberculosis bacteria too often. A computer model could help fight antibiotic resistance.|Medium Read
Illustration of a pacemaker lead with a coating of nanoscale zinc oxide pyramids.

Nanostructured sunscreen ingredient may prevent medical implant MRSA infections

About one million implanted medical devices are infected each year, and a common sunscreen ingredient might be able to prevent this. |Medium Read
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The sweet smell of science: A failed candy recipe solves a sticky problem in the lab

A failed homemade cotton candy recipes ends up being the solution to a problem in the lab. |Medium Read
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Nanotechnology could spur new heart treatment

A new nanoparticle developed by University of Michigan researchers could be the key to a targeted therapy for cardiac arrhythmia, a condition that causes the heart to beat erratically and can lead to heart attack and stroke.|Medium Read
U-M Researchers construct cancer "super-attractor" scaffolds from mouse tissue

Cancer “decoy” shows potential for breast cancer treatment

A small, implantable device that researchers are calling a cancer "super-attractor" could eventually give doctors an early warning of relapse in breast cancer patients and even slow the disease’s spread to other organs in the body.|Medium Read

Glucose Monitoring with Lasers

Professor Islam is leading the reconstruction of super continuum lasers he designed to aid the military into a non-invasive tool to measure glucose in the blood system.|Short Read
Turbulence simulations

$3.46M to combine supercomputer simulations with big data

By improving large physics models on the fly, U-M faculty will advance aerodynamics, climate science, cosmology, materials science and cardiovascular research.|Medium Read

Nader Najafi: A dream that saves lives

Dr. Nader Najafi is now leading the development of some of the most advanced micro-scale medical technology in the world.|Medium Read
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A custom walker to help a boy get around the playground

Mechanical engineering students customized a walker for 8-year-old Braden Gandee, who has cerebral palsy.|Short Read