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cancer cells

Patient Cancer Cells Reliably Grow on New 3D Scaffold, Showing Promise...

A new 3D structure for growing cell cultures could enable doctors to test medications on model tumors grown from a patient’s own...
metal lattice

Hard as Ceramic, Tough as Steel: Newly Discovered Connection Could Help...

A new way to calculate the interaction between a metal and its alloying material could speed the hunt for a new material...
opioids

U-M Teams Receive $25.5 Million for Opioid-Related Prevention and Treatment Research

As the nation continues to battle an epidemic of addiction and overdose related to opioids and other drugs, several teams of University...
aerial vehicle is autonomousvideo

Roofing Drone Nails down Shingles

An octocopter capable of attaching asphalt shingles to roofs with a nail gun has been demonstrated at the University of Michigan.
impaired cognition

Low Grip Strength Linked to Impaired Cognition, Memory Loss in Older...

For older Americans, poor handgrip may be a sign of impaired cognition and memory, a new study suggests. Researchers...
Bone Spacklingvideo

Injectable ‘Bone Spackling’: A Cell Therapy Approach to Heal Complex Fractures

Large, complex bone wounds are hard for doctors and patients alike to contend with. They often require grafts and multiple surgeries.
mechanical itch

Scratch That Itch: U-M Researchers Identify Neurons Behind Mechanical Itch

Take a piece of tissue, twist it into a stiff peak and brush it against the fine hair beneath your lower lip—the...
human-robot

Humans, Robot Teams Work Better When There’s an Emotional Connection

Soldiers develop attachments to the robots that help them diffuse bombs in the field. Despite numerous warnings about privacy, millions of us...
catheters

Catheters: Big Source of Infection, but Often Overlooked

Indwelling devices like catheters cause roughly 25% of hospital infections, but ongoing efforts to reduce catheter use and misuse haven’t succeeded as...
programmable memristor computer

First Programmable Memristor Computer aims to Bring AI Processing down from...

The first programmable memristor computer—not just a memristor array operated through an external computer—has been developed at the University of Michigan.
HIV infection

Methodological Limitations Keeping At-Risk Individuals from Accessing Lifesaving HIV Prevention Pill

Methodological limitations in HIV drug implementation studies help to explain why high-risk individuals are not accessing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) that can reduce...
spinal cord injuries

An ‘EpiPen’ for Spinal Cord Injuries

An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal cord injuries from resulting...
Digital alchemy

‘Digital Alchemy’ to Reverse-Engineer New Materials

In work that upends materials design, researchers have demonstrated with computer simulations that they can design a crystal and work backward to...
video

Nanofiber Carpet Could Mimic Gecko Feet, Polar Bear Fur

Inspired by the extraordinary characteristics of polar bear fur, lotus leaves and gecko feet, engineering researchers have developed a new way to make arrays...
Rooftop Device

Stanford Researchers Develop a Rooftop Device That Can Make Solar Power...

Stanford electrical engineer Shanhui Fan wants to revolutionize energy-producing rooftop arrays. Today, such arrays do one thing – they turn sunlight into electricity. But Fan’s lab has...
synchrotron radiation

Researchers Develop Small Device That Bends Light to Generate New Radiation

University of Michigan physicists have led the development of a device the size of a match head that can bend light inside a crystal...
Gas-detecting laser device

Gas-Detecting Laser Device Gets an Upgrade

University of Michigan researchers have refined a gas-sniffing device so that it can detect poisonous gases and explosives in less than half a second. The...
Climate Change Sceptics

Experiencing Extreme Weather Is Not Enough to Convince Climate Change Sceptics

Political bias and partisan news reporting influence whether people report experiencing certain extreme weather events, the research suggests. But Americans who lived in areas where...
Anti-inflammatory Protein

Anti-inflammatory Protein Promotes Healthy Gut Bacteria to Curb Obesity

Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they...
Thermal Transistors

Heat Transfer Surprise Could Lead to Thermal Transistors

As much as 100 times more heat than predicted by the standard radiation theory can flow between two nanoscale objects, even at bigger-than-nanoscale distances,...