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High-tech labels to fight counterfeiting

January 19, 2016

An outline of Marilyn Monroe’s iconic face appeared on the clear, plastic film when a researcher fogs it with her breath …

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Smart gas sensors for better chemical detection

January 19, 2016

Portable gas sensors can allow you to search for explosives, diagnose medical conditions through a patient’s breath, and decide whether it’s safe to stay in a mine …

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Spiky “hedgehog particles” for safer paints, fewer VOC emissions

January 19, 2016

A new process that can sprout microscopic spikes on nearly any type of particle may lead to more environmentally friendly paints …

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New tech could find tiny RNA cancer beacons in blood

January 19, 2016

Cancerous tumors cast off tiny telltale genetic molecules known as microRNAs and a team of University of Michigan researchers has come up with an efficient way to detect them in blood …

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Wearable fluid status sensor could lead to new ‘vital sign’

January 19, 2016

A wearable sensor being developed at the University of Michigan could provide doctors with the first simple, portable, non-invasive way to measure fluid status …

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New technology could lead to tailor-made cancer treatments

January 19, 2016

U-M researchers have devised a reliable way to grow a certain type of cancer cells from patients outside the body for study …

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Liquid biopsy could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment

January 19, 2016

A microfluidic chip developed at the U-M is among the best at capturing elusive circulating tumor cells from blood …

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Traces of DNA exposed by twisted light

January 19, 2016

Structures that put a spin on light reveal tiny amounts of DNA with 50 times better sensitivity than the best current methods …

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Artificial foot recycles energy for easier walking

January 19, 2016

An artificial foot that recycles energy otherwise wasted in between steps could make it easier for amputees to walk, its developers say …

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$2M for lasers to map the brain

January 19, 2016

Individual parts of the brain can be activated and de-activated by shining light on the neurons, and researchers are using this ability to chart how different areas of the brain function …

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Faster image processing to fight lung cancer

January 19, 2016

A new study at the University of Michigan seeks to make low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans a viable screening technique …

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Histotripsy, a non-invasive cancer treatment

January 19, 2016

Michigan Engineering Professor Charles Cain outlines a new technique called “Histotripsy,” which is a non-invasive ultrasonic …

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Predicting your risk of illness

January 19, 2016

Imagine a future when you could predict whether or not you are at risk of becoming sick. U-M professor Alfred Hero is working to make that a reality …

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Crash-testing concussion sensors

January 19, 2016

How head-impact sensors might one day help athletes, coaches and doctors identify more dangerous hits that could lead to concussions. Michigan Engineering researchers are helping to test a new high-profile device …

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Lab on a Chip

January 19, 2016

Scientists at the University of Michigan are developing microfluid devices to better develop and test human cells …

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U-M developing wearable tech for disease monitoring

January 19, 2016

A new wearable vapor sensor being developed at the University of Michigan could one day offer continuous disease monitoring for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia or lung disease …

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HIV testing in developing nations

January 19, 2016

U-M scientists are developing a device using nanofabrication that would more effectively analyze a blood sample to test for HIV in the developing world …

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Meningitis: Steps to prevent future contamination

January 19, 2016

U-M researchers discuss how a recent outbreak of fungal meningitis distributed through spinal steroid injections has once again brought to light the difficulty of compounding pharmaceutical companies …

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Stretchable conductors

January 19, 2016

Polyurethane studded with gold nanoparticles can conduct electricity even when stretched, Michigan engineers have discovered …

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How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies

January 19, 2016

The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become …

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Regenerative medicine: Injectable stem cell incubator

January 19, 2016

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan has developed microscopic particles that can be tailored for different parts of the body …

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Can we print the human body?

January 19, 2016

We asked Biomedical Engineering Professor Scott Hollister to explain the process to us …

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Cancer decoy could capture malignant cells and warn of relapse A small, implantable device that researchers are calling a cancer “super-attractor” could eventually give doctors an early warning

January 12, 2016

A small, implantable device that researchers are calling a cancer “super-attractor” could eventually give doctors an early warning …

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