December 2019 Newsletter Articles

Dec. 9, 2019
A School of Medicine student and two recent graduates working on a collaborative project in the laboratories of Associate Professors of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences Ashok Kumar, Ph.D., ...
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Dec. 2, 2019
A new breed of potato is mutually beneficial to farmers, consumers and happens to be purple. Purple potato chips could be on shelves at a grocery store near you this holiday season, thanks to a collabor...
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Dec. 2, 2019
Early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s can be hard to spot. Is forgetting your neighbor’s name normal aging or something more serious? Is it okay to take twice as long to balance your checkbook as i...
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November 2019 Newsletter Articles

Nov. 26, 2019
Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infection. But, at best, the va...
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Nov. 25, 2019
Many elite athletes, particularly cyclists and triathletes, incorporate high-intensity interval training (HIIT) into their fitness strategy because of its proven effectiveness to boost anaerobic enduran...
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Nov. 22, 2019
Expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act prompted more low-income women of reproductive age to sign up for health insurance, seek medical care and report improvements in their health,...
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Nov. 19, 2019
Breakthroughs in cystic fibrosis are finally happening. While the latest CF headlines tout a new genetic treatment that targets its underlying cause, a major challenge still remains: How will we get rid...
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Nov. 18, 2019
The brothers behind a system designed to quickly deliver a package containing the anti-overdose drug naloxone in an emergency have proved that their unmanned aerial drone is faster than traditional fir...
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Nov. 11, 2019
A research group that includes faculty and students from the Wayne State University College of Engineering was among those chosen to participate in the 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge during the North ...
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Nov. 4, 2019
Wayne State History Professor Jennifer Hart is bringing the digital humanities to life through a project called Accra Wala. The story starts more than 5,500 miles away from Detroit, on the western coast...
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October 2019 Newsletter Articles

Oct. 25, 2019
Sleep-disordered breathing, or SDB, is a common disorder, afflicting at least 25 million adults in the United States. Similarly, more than one-third of adult Americans do not get sufficient sleep. Both ...
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Oct. 25, 2019
Scientific breakthroughs don’t always happen in labs. For Sophia and Richard Lunt, Michigan State University researchers, many of their breakthroughs happen during neighborhood walks. The married coup...
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Oct. 20, 2019
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Michigan State University researcher a $2.1 million, five-year grant to search vast databases of existing drugs. Many of the drugs are already approved fo...
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Oct. 18, 2019
Commercial drones have many applications, not the least valuable of which is accelerated delivery of packages, food and other goods to consumers living in an increasingly on-demand society. Commensurate...
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Oct. 15, 2019
Michigan’s University Research Corridor Produces Highly Qualified Teachers, Innovative Programs, New Report Shows MSU, U-M, Wayne State Invest $250M in 1,685 K-12 Programs Statewide Over 5 Years LANS...
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Oct. 14, 2019
The rate at which Americans died from firearm injuries increased sharply starting in 2015, according to new research from Michigan State University, University of Michigan and University of Pittsburgh. ...
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Oct. 11, 2019
Depression affects women nearly twice as much as men, but unraveling the brain’s blueprint that regulates this behavior, let alone identifying specific molecular differences between sexes, has proven ...
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Oct. 10, 2019
Wayne State University School of Information Sciences Assistant Professor Christine D’Arpa, along with colleagues from the University of Oklahoma and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, we...
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Oct. 10, 2019
The rate at which Americans died from firearm injuries increased sharply starting in 2015, a new study shows. This recent increase occurred to varying degrees across different states, types of firearm d...
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Oct. 2, 2019
The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, Wayne State University and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) have received a prestigious $9.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institu...
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September 2019 Newsletter Articles

Sep. 30, 2019
Michigan State University and Michigan Department of Natural Resources scientists are testing a faster, more accurate way to screen and diagnose chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in deer. The three-year,...
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Sep. 30, 2019
As the nation continues to battle an epidemic of addiction and overdose related to opioids and other drugs, several teams of University of Michigan researchers have received millions of dollars in new f...
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Sep. 27, 2019
DETROIT – The National Institutes of Health launched the “Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative” (NIH HEAL Initiative) in April 2018 to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opio...
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Sep. 25, 2019
African Americans have the lowest survival rate of any racial or ethnic group in the United States for most cancers – a problem that is magnified in southeast Michigan. These differences are often due...
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Sep. 24, 2019
Michigan’s two elite cancer programs are joining forces to find new solutions for prostate cancer. The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have...
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Sep. 24, 2019
Is your kid obsessed with video games and hanging out with questionable friends? These are common traits for involvement in cybercrime, among other delinquencies. New research from Michigan State Univer...
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Sep. 23, 2019
The following is an excerpt of a September 6, 2019 release from the Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer.  Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the following appointments to the Michigan Strate...
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Sep. 20, 2019
A multidisciplinary research team from Michigan State University will use a $2.49 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a four-year study examining the impacts of autonomous vehi...
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Sep. 19, 2019
The United States is upgrading its laser capabilities with ZEUS, a new 3-petawatt system to be built at the University of Michigan. Three petawatts is equal to 3 quadrillion watts, or a 3 followed by 15...
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Sep. 16, 2019
A new University of Michigan study shows that the frequency and age at which older teens and young adults misuse prescription drugs are two predictors of substance use disorders later in life, especiall...
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Sep. 13, 2019
Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. It’s your DNA that stores the important information necessary for RNA to produce...
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Sep. 11, 2019
If the predicted economic downturn comes to fruition, many public schools will find their already stressed budgets squeezed even more. And, as a result, many administrators will head to the bargaining t...
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August 2019 Newsletter Articles

Aug. 28, 2019
About 23 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 5 have cavities, but oral treatment can be costly and traumatic for some adolescents. Dr. Margherita Fontana at the University of Michigan is...
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Aug. 27, 2019
Faculty from Michigan State University received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an experiment to improve the health of Detroit’s residents by cultivating green spaces i...
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Aug. 26, 2019
News of a cure for the deadliest strain of tuberculosis is making headlines around the world. However, before treatment can begin, TB must first be diagnosed. Early detection has been a serious challe...
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Aug. 21, 2019
Throughout August, Wayne State University School of Medicine’s 294 freshmen in the Class of 2023 spent two hours each volunteering on evenings or weekends at one of four urban community gardens in De...
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Aug. 14, 2019
Twelfth annual benchmarking report shows URC leads other innovation clusters in student enrollment LANSING, Mich. – The three universities that make up Michigan’s University Research Corridor (U...
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Aug. 12, 2019
Hao Luo, Ph.D., a post-doctoral associate in the Wayne State University Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has secured a grant from the Hearing Health Foundation to study whether electr...
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Aug. 7, 2019
Michigan State University researchers, in collaboration with the Van Andel Institute, have identified a combination of two gene mutations that is linked to endometrial cancer.
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Aug. 5, 2019
A small, portable breath monitor developed at the University of Michigan can quickly and accurately detect acute respiratory distress syndrome, an often deadly disease that causes fluid to leak into the...
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Aug. 5, 2019
Each week for the past year, a dedicated group of Wayne State undergraduate students has visited Parking Lot 12 across from the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio). In this expanse of asphalt and conc...
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Aug. 1, 2019
Michigan State University today welcomed its 21st president, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. Stanley was unanimously selected May 28 by the MSU Board of Trustees after a nationwide search. He most recently ...
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July 2019 Newsletter Articles

Jul. 29, 2019
Wayne State University and University of Detroit Mercy’s ReBUILDetroit program recently received a renewal grant of more than $19 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) t...
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Jul. 29, 2019
Many patients, especially those who are anesthetized or emotionally challenged, cannot communicate precisely about their pain. For this reason, University of Michigan researchers have developed a techno...
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Jul. 24, 2019
About 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day around the world. Now a first-of-its-kind research group at Michigan State University is on a mission to extract meaningful information from imm...
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Jul. 24, 2019
If Michigan’s controversial Read by Grade 3 law went into effect today, it’s estimated between 2% and 5% – or 2,000-5,000 students – would be retained to repeat third grade. Additionally, betwee...
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Jul. 23, 2019
The University Research Corridor hosted its sixth and final stop on the Infrastructure Tour at Wayne State University in Detroit. URC researchers, business leaders and lawmakers came together at the I...
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Jul. 23, 2019
PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are colloquially known as “forever chemicals” because they are so difficult to break down. They are found in water supplies wherever flame retardants, w...
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Jul. 22, 2019
New research into a genetic mutation’s role in breast cancer could open new treatment options for lung cancer, according to a Michigan State University scientist. “We sequenced the whole genome of b...
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Jul. 18, 2019
The results of a new heart disease study led by a physician at the Wayne State University School of Medicine could arm clinicians with the ability to identify patients at high risk for adverse cardiovas...
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Jul. 15, 2019
University of Michigan researchers and their partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer.
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Jul. 12, 2019
Wayne State School of Medicine student Arif Musa has demonstrated that the addition of intrathecal morphine at low dosages to reduce postoperative pain after pediatric spine surgery provides an immediat...
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Jul. 10, 2019
Thank you for joining us on an Infrastructure Innovation tour of the state of Michigan. During the past five years, URC institutions conducted $1.64B in infrastructure-related research and initiat...
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Jul. 9, 2019
With school out, summer finally arriving and outdoor activities in full swing, Michigan State University is helping roll out a new app to increase your knowledge about ticks. “The Tick App” allows y...
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Jul. 9, 2019
The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine has expanded its Early Assurance Program, or EAP, with three Southeast Michigan universities that will provide an enhanced opportunity for the ins...
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Jul. 5, 2019
A new unit within the Wayne State School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences launched July 1 will focus solely on reducing tobacco and nicotine use that causes more than 480...
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June 2019 Newsletter Articles

Jun. 25, 2019
MSU, U-M, Wayne State experts propose solutions to Michigan’s infrastructure challenges June 25, 2019 DETROIT _ Experts from Michigan’s three universities that make up the University Research Corrid...
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Jun. 21, 2019
MSU’s Christopher Contag signed an agreement on an exchange of graduate students and held in-depth Q&A sessions on educational and research opportunities during a ceremony on June 5.
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Jun. 19, 2019
The University of Michigan maintained its ranking as the top U.S. public university in the QS World University Rankings for 2019-20, and ranked 21st among all institutions on the list, moving down one s...
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Jun. 10, 2019
PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are colloquially known as “forever chemicals” because they are so difficult to break down.
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Jun. 7, 2019
It’s not unusual to hear a piercing screech from the skies over Wayne State’s Old Main. Passersby can be seen craning their necks to see what the commotion is. Perhaps more morbidly, they may ...
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Jun. 5, 2019
Dialogue Hosted by Wayne State University The final of six stops in the URC Infrastructure Innovation Tour, this forum in Detroit discussed all five of the impact areas explored previously on the Infras...
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Jun. 5, 2019
Story below provided by Michigan State University on May 28, 2019 The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has selected Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., as its next university president at a special...
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Jun. 3, 2019
In a step toward home-helper robots that can quickly navigate unpredictable and disordered spaces, University of Michigan researchers have developed an algorithm that lets machines perceive their enviro...
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Jun. 3, 2019
Michigan State University students, faculty and researchers are the creators and driving force behind a new exhibit and one-of-a-kind sculpture now on display at the Detroit Zoo.
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May 2019 Newsletter Articles

May. 30, 2019
Diverting individuals with mental health disorders into treatment programs rather than simply jailing them not only significantly reduces the jail population but also lowers the chances of recidivism am...
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May. 24, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, awarded Michigan State University a $2.3 million grant to deepen its growing expertise in additive manufacturing, k...
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May. 21, 2019
The Michigan Mobility Institute announced Wayne State University’s College of Engineering as its inaugural education partner to develop the world’s first advanced mobility educational curriculum. Ov...
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May. 17, 2019
Scientists are using a lot of genomic data to identify medical issues sooner in patients, but they’re also using it to assist their scientific counterparts in researching diseases better.
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May. 14, 2019
Dialogue Hosted by Lake Superior State University  The fifth of six stops in the URC Infrastructure Innovation Tour, the Sault Ste Marie roundtable convened a discussion with legislators, business lea...
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May. 10, 2019
Researchers from three states currently grappling with water contaminated with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are joining forces to tackle one of the biggest remaining questions facing co...
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May. 9, 2019
Researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine discovered for the first time that Zika virus can cause glaucoma in experiment...
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May. 2, 2019
There’s a suicide epidemic among veterans, and mental health professionals aren’t equipped to handle it, argue Michigan State University social workers and veterans.
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April 2019 Newsletter Articles

Apr. 24, 2019
Wayne State University is one of four of the newest partners announced for the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research’s Regional Consortium (CIGLR) at the University of Michigan. This coopera...
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Apr. 23, 2019
Michigan State University led the study, which compared current distributions of bumblebee species across the state to the information gleaned from museum specimens collected as far back as the 1880s.
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Apr. 17, 2019
Michigan high school students are going above and beyond the required math curriculum, likely an effect of the state’s graduation requirements finds new research from Michigan State University.
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Apr. 16, 2019
A pair of Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers has secured a National Institutes of Health grant to determine whether a protein naturally produced by humans is more effective in combat...
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Apr. 11, 2019
With a $50 million contract from the U.S. Army, the University of Michigan’s Automotive Research Center will shift its focus to autonomous technologies for military ground vehicles.
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Apr. 10, 2019
As opioids increasingly impact the health and welfare of local communities, Michigan State University is joining state and federal efforts to combat the growing national epidemic.
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Apr. 10, 2019
Michigan State University’s Science Gallery Detroit will open its second exhibition, DEPTH, on June 8 in partnership with the Michigan Science Center, or MiSci. The exhibition will be free to the publ...
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March 2019 Newsletter Articles

Mar. 22, 2019
From Hartland to Sturgis, Grand Rapids to Gaylord, children born with Down syndrome are walking three to six months earlier, thanks to University of Michigan research that discovered just minutes a day ...
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Mar. 19, 2019
For Department of Geology chair Mark Baskaran, Michigan’s recent Polar Vortex brought more than just a couple of welcome days at home — it sparked a research idea. Inspired by the frigid weather of ...
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Mar. 18, 2019
Dialogue Hosted by Southwest Michigan First  The fourth of six stops in the URC Infrastructure Innovation Tour. The Southwest Michigan roundtable convenes a discussion with legislators, business leader...
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Mar. 18, 2019
Dialogue Hosted by the City of Sterling Heights The third of six stops in the URC Infrastructure Innovation Tour, the Macomb County – Sterling Heights roundtable convened a discussion with legisl...
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Mar. 12, 2019
The Detroit Cardiovascular Training Program at Wayne State University received notice that funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will cont...
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Mar. 12, 2019
The University of Michigan has joined the Public Interest Technology University Network, a new partnership of 21 colleges and universities dedicated to building the nascent field of public interest tech...
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Mar. 6, 2019
The first 20 prototype infrastructure sensors installed in 2016 on the Mackinac Bridge, powered solely by vibrations from traffic, have proven their durability and performed as intended. Now researchers...
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Mar. 6, 2019
Michigan State University researchers will help the State of Michigan develop a new student-centered approach to learning with a $1.5 million in private grant funding from the William and Flora Hewlett ...
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Mar. 5, 2019
Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) is the most common form of kidney cancer and remains one of the 10 leading causes of cancer death in the U.S. Every year, over 60,000 people are diagnosed with the disease, an...
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February 2019 Newsletter Articles

Feb. 27, 2019
Since the release of the first iPhone, the landscape of social relationships has changed. Smartphones — and the constant access they provide to text messaging and social media — make it easier for p...
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Feb. 25, 2019
The number of opioid-related deaths in Michigan has hit an all-time high, requiring the resources of the state’s three major research universities and one of its largest health systems to tackle the p...
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Feb. 22, 2019
During the last decade, six new superheavy elements were added the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.
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Feb. 22, 2019
Michigan State University’s research continues an upward growth trajectory, according to National Science Foundation data.
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Feb. 22, 2019
Samantha Kennedy is an MSU psychiatrist who, with the help of a $15,000 research award, is looking to help athletes by intervening earlier on using a new screening tool.
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Feb. 22, 2019
Funding for Michigan’s public schools has fallen more sharply than any other state over the past quarter century, new research from Michigan State University finds.
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Feb. 19, 2019
Feburary 19, 2019 Physicians treating patients with moderate or severe opioid use disorder now have another treatment option that eliminates the need for daily medication. BUP-XR is a subcutaneously inj...
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Feb. 11, 2019
More strategic control of air conditioners could improve the overall efficiency and reliability of the power grid and make it easier to transition to renewable energy, and that’s the goal of a $2.9 mi...
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Feb. 5, 2019
The University of Michigan has taken an important step toward its goal of carbon neutrality with the selection of the core team that will recommend how to get there, as well as develop scalable and tran...
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January 2019 Newsletter Articles

Jan. 28, 2019
The light released from around the first massive black holes in the universe is so intense that it is able to reach telescopes across the entire expanse of the universe.
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Jan. 28, 2019
Six Michigan State University faculty earned national recognition for their influential research.
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Jan. 22, 2019
Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, Unive...
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Jan. 18, 2019
Talk about a winning team: A group of Wayne State University students was the grand-prize winner of two prizes in the Student Design Summit, a competition to find the “voices of young people” on a o...
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Jan. 15, 2019
Macomb County, Michigan experienced a blockage of an 11-foot diameter sewage line in 2018, which could have caused raw sewage to back up into thousands of homes if left untreated. The source of the bloc...
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Jan. 8, 2019
New research from Michigan State University examines the behaviors that lead someone to fall victim to cybercrime involving Trojans, viruses, and malware.
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December 2018 Newsletter Articles

Dec. 21, 2018
An initiative aimed at raising environmental awareness and engagement in Monroe, Michigan, born out of a collaboration with Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters, is now being recogn...
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Dec. 21, 2018
Officials from McLaren Health Care and Michigan State University today held a ceremonial groundbreaking at University Corporate Research Park, the next step in building a new $450 million health care ca...
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Dec. 20, 2018
Forty-two percent of all deaths in the United States are related to cardiovascular disease (CVD). According to the Global Cardiovascular Drugs Market Forecast, by 2030 the number of deaths from CVD will...
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Dec. 14, 2018
Over 67.2 percent of adults in Michigan are currently diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity. In 2016, nearly 60,000 adults in Michigan died due to these conditions and there i...
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Dec. 10, 2018
The Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, in partnership with the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan and the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University,...
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Dec. 10, 2018
Nearly 1,200 interactive learning tablets were distributed to kindergarteners in the Lansing School District in November, as part of the PBS KIDS Playtime Pad Research Project.
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Dec. 10, 2018
Fingerprint authentication systems are a widely trusted, ubiquitous form of biometric authentication, deployed on billions of smartphones and other devices worldwide. Yet a new study from Michigan Sta...
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Dec. 6, 2018
As seen during this year’s midterm elections, when false and unsubstantiated claims (or fake news) were prominent, social media companies struggle to regulate and contain political misinformation on ...
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Dec. 3, 2018
Chronic pain sufferers have a new ally when it comes to answering the question: “On a scale of zero to 10, how much does it hurt?” GeoPain, a mobile pain tracking app, launches to the public today f...
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Dec. 3, 2018
There is a critical need to modernize the way electricity is generated and delivered from suppliers to customers. The current system is highly vulnerable to disruptions from equipment failure, natur...
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Dec. 3, 2018
Cardiovascular disease claims a life every 40 seconds. In the U.S. alone, every year 550,000 people have a heart attack for the first time. Preventing heart failure has been a major challenge in the man...
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Dec. 3, 2018
Infrastructure is the foundation of our economy and of modern society, but it is often taken for granted until it fails to work. Michigan and the nation made big investments in infrastructure in the 20t...
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November 2018 Newsletter Articles

Nov. 29, 2018
Cardiovascular disease claims a life every 40 seconds. In the U.S. alone, every year 550,000 people have a heart attack for the first time. Preventing heart failure has been a major challenge in the man...
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Nov. 28, 2018
The launch of a new research collaboration and a data center at the University of Michigan marks the start of a unique collaboration among U-M, Michigan State University, the Michigan Department of Educ...
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Nov. 26, 2018
Research expenditures at the University of Michigan reached a record high in Fiscal Year 2018, which helped spur advancements in a variety of areas ranging from mobility and opioid addiction to sustai...
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Nov. 21, 2018
Michigan State University researcher Leslie Gonzales is working to address that challenge as part of a new national research alliance funded by a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Scien...
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Nov. 21, 2018
A Michigan State University researcher has found that high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart attacks and strokes, can be lowered significantly by using portable air filters that remove tiny indoo...
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Nov. 20, 2018
A new website aims to help researchers, health care providers and others tackle the prevention of youth firearm injuries as a public health issue.
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Nov. 15, 2018
More than half of waste released in a given year contains plastic materials. About 10,000 metric tons of plastic enter the Great Lakes every year, and another 8 million goes into the ocean. While plasti...
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Nov. 12, 2018
The University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative has awarded $5.6 million in funding to the School of Kinesiology to create a comprehensive concussion center.
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Nov. 8, 2018
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) develops when the patients’ immune system attacks and destroys pancreatic beta cells, the only cells that can make the hormone insulin. Over one million individuals in the U.S. a...
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Nov. 8, 2018
Michigan State University researchers suggest improved broadband high-speed internet access in rural areas could support better care for patients in medically underserved areas.
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Nov. 8, 2018
Michigan State University is transforming its 5,200-acre campus into a live, connected ecosystem to drive mobility research and development to advance smart-vehicle technology and better understand the ...
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October 2018 Newsletter Articles

Oct. 23, 2018
Amber M. Shinn, URC Program Manager LANSING, Mich. – October 15, 2018 – The University Research Corridor (URC), an alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State U...
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Oct. 22, 2018
In a newly published University of Michigan study, researchers reported that using social media can reduce the negative health effects of curtailed social contact that comes as a consequence of pain.
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Oct. 19, 2018
Arsenic occurs naturally in soil and minerals and can enter the air, water and land from wind-blown dust, water runoff and leaching. It may also enter the environment when volcanoes erupt, during mining...
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Oct. 19, 2018
More than 1.5 million Michigan residents and potentially more than hundreds of sites nationwide ­– and counting – have PFAS-tainted water.
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Oct. 19, 2018
The survey polled 2,048 Americans on a wide array of food topics. Among the 60 percent of survey respondents who say food labels have an impact on their buying decisions, there are striking differences ...
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Oct. 15, 2018
A $20 million gift from The D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation will expand collaboration among researchers at the University of Michigan, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Weizmann Institute...
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Oct. 4, 2018
The University of Michigan has shattered records as the first public university to raise $5 billion in the most successful fundraising campaign in its history.
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Oct. 3, 2018
Party polarization is even worse than most people think, according to a new Michigan State University study.
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September 2018 Newsletter Articles

Sep. 28, 2018
A research team at Wayne State University recently received a four-year, $1.57 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its project, “Water and Health Infrastructure Resilience and...
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Sep. 21, 2018
A Michigan State University pediatric researcher and a Spectrum Health physician have identified a new genetic syndrome in a 3-year-old girl who, for more than two years, has gone undiagnosed.
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Sep. 21, 2018
A research team led by Arun Iyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University, has developed a nanopla...
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Sep. 20, 2018
Youth, families and communities across Michigan could benefit if the state changes the age for juvenile court jurisdiction from 17 to 18, finds new research from Michigan State University’s Julian Sam...
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Sep. 14, 2018
A team of Wayne State University anthropology students held a vital role in the development of Chevrolet’s new app designed to encourage safer driving behaviors – keeping your hands on the wheel and...
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Sep. 7, 2018
Michigan State University is blazing the trail in multimessenger astrophysics—a new area of science that the National Science Foundation is calling one of its ten “big ideas” for future investment...
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Sep. 7, 2018
A research team from Wayne State University’s College of Engineering received a nearly $500,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a rigorous computing system that will ...
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Sep. 5, 2018
URC Contributes $18.7 Billion to Michigan’s Economy Up from $16.5 billion in 2015, Michigan’s three research universities demonstrate impact in every county in the state Download Infographic (LANSIN...
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August 2018 Newsletter Articles

Aug. 24, 2018
An aquarium fish that senses the Earth’s magnetic field could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders function.
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Aug. 24, 2018
The viability of medical devices, like most products and services, can be analyzed using the Customer Services Life Cycle (CSLC) framework, which presents four stages — requirements, acquisition, owne...
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Aug. 20, 2018
A rechargeable battery technology developed at the University of Michigan could double the output of today’s lithium ion cells—drastically extending electric vehicle ranges and time between ce...
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Aug. 16, 2018
The “Field Station” series is a yearlong exhibition program designed to push the boundaries of artistic research and interdisciplinary production.
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Aug. 13, 2018
A new research initiative at the University of Michigan aims to remove carbon dioxide from the air and convert it into useful products, such as concrete and carbon fiber for use in lightweight vehicles....
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Aug. 10, 2018
Researchers in the Wayne State University College of Engineering are developing the world’s smallest high-temperature lithium-ion rechargeable battery, capable of powering miniaturized autonomous appl...
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Aug. 8, 2018
One in seven mothers suffers from postpartum depression, but for low-income women, the rate is more than twice as high. Backed by a $3.6 million National Institutes of Health grant, a Michigan State Uni...
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Aug. 8, 2018
A new map that streamlines an overwhelming amount of poverty and well-being data will make it easier to understand what’s happening in counties across Michigan. Poverty Solutions—the University of M...
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Aug. 8, 2018
Beginning summer 2017, Wayne State University students will have the opportunity to learn side-by-side with incarcerated men and women thanks to a new partnership with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Pro...
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Aug. 8, 2018
Cinema lovers from across the world travel to North Michigan for the Traverse City Film Festival. This year, they will experience a host of projects whose main stage is Michigan State University.
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Aug. 8, 2018
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the anti-cancer drug’s approval by the Food and Drug Administration, a significant event to cancer patients, the medical community, and Michigan State Universit...
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Aug. 8, 2018
Despite concerns that automated vehicles will displace significant numbers of truck drivers, only a modest number of truck driver jobs, if any, will be affected, according to a new report led by Michiga...
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Aug. 6, 2018
Michigan Engineering recently launched a $10 million funding program that encourages high-risk, high-reward work. Each research team can receive up to $2.5 million over three years.
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July 2018 Newsletter Articles

Jul. 25, 2018
Research conducted at the Wayne State University School of Medicine has helped confirm the effectiveness of a blood biomarker that can indicate if patients with a head injury can avoid a costly CT scan ...
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Jul. 23, 2018
Scientists at the University of Michigan have deduced that the Andromeda galaxy, our closest large galactic neighbor, shredded and cannibalized a massive galaxy two billion years ago.
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Jul. 23, 2018
FRIB invites the community to a public talk on quantum computing and the entanglement frontier at the laboratory on 27 July. The event is free and open to the public.
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Jul. 23, 2018
Michigan State University has created a green solution for the problem of what to do with animal and food waste at the Detroit Zoo.
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Jul. 17, 2018
Preventing heart failure is a major challenge in the management of cardiovascular diseases. β-adrenergic blockades — or β-blockers — are medications used to treat abnormal heart rhythms to protect...
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Jul. 16, 2018
The Amazon is likely to face continued warming in addition to possible multiyear droughts, a new study finds.
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Jul. 3, 2018
About 138 million women worldwide – 9 million in the United States – are affected by a distressing but treatable fungal infection commonly called yeast or Candida vaginitis, or VVC, according to a n...
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June 2018 Newsletter Articles

Jun. 29, 2018
Michigan State University and WKAR have received a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch an experimental Next Generation TV broadcasting station to focus on digital advancem...
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Jun. 29, 2018
Michigan residents have increased confidence in their state’s economy but only tepid toward top elected leaders finds Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey.
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Jun. 25, 2018
IBM’s announcement that they had produced the world’s smallest computer back in March raised a few eyebrows at the University of Michigan, home of the previous champion of tiny computing. Now, the M...
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Jun. 18, 2018
Umpteen books and programs are available to help new moms before and after their child is born, but the same cannot be said for fathers, a new University of Michigan study found.
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Jun. 18, 2018
The National Institutes of Health’s two-month social media campaign, “NIH in Your State,” is an initiative focused on reminding the public about NIH’s impact on the health of citizens in each st...
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Jun. 11, 2018
The University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center fits 200-250 babies each year for helmets, which they design to be adjustable so they can grow with babies’ heads. The helmets have a...
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Jun. 8, 2018
As people around the world live longer, the prevalence of age-associated cognitive disorders such as loss of memory is growing. Alzheimer’s disease (AD), for which advanced age is the most significant...
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May 2018 Newsletter Articles

May. 30, 2018
Climate change and global warming put some forms of life at risk, but researchers found one instance that might not feel the heat – corn.
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May. 30, 2018
A common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF when combined with an already FDA-approved drug.
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May. 30, 2018
The Mcity Driverless Shuttle will begin operating on North Campus on June 4. It is the nation’s first driverless vehicle research project focusing on user behavior and data collection.
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May. 29, 2018
In Detroit and across the nation, the need for nurses who practice on community-based primary care and public health teams is growing. As health care moves from hospital settings to the community, these...
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May. 23, 2018
Michigan State University is opening an award-winning global art and science initiative in Detroit on June 16 with a theme that pays homage to the city’s reputation and residents: HUSTLE.
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May. 22, 2018
Britany Affolter-Caine, URC Executive Director LANSING, Mich. – May 22, 2018 – The University Research Corridor (URC), an alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wa...
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May. 21, 2018
Researchers at the University of Michigan designed a new delivery system – a drug hidden in a nanodisc – to increase the number of patients who can be treated successfully with cancer immunotherapy...
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May. 15, 2018
Michigan’s Top Research Universities Conduct $1.64B in Infrastructure R&D to Deliver Real-World Solutions University Research Corridor institutions prepare 34,000 graduates for infrastructure-rel...
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May. 11, 2018
 The 2018 Innovation Celebration highlights ground-breaking technology from MSU labs and startup companies from across MSU’s campus.
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May. 11, 2018
College of Engineering team of computer science students developed an app with a Detroit consulting firm that allows patient to maximize the use of his bionic-looking arms.
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May. 9, 2018
Army missions can be drastically impacted due to engine failures caused by erosion in fuel injectors. Fuel injectors are used in both air and ground vehicles that have reciprocating (piston) and gas tur...
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May. 2, 2018
Pai-Yen Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Wayne State University’s College of Engineering, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early ...
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April 2018 Newsletter Articles

Apr. 26, 2018
Flint Eats App aims to allow Flint residents and food retailers to communicate openly about available resources within the community.
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Apr. 25, 2018
Future alternative energy success is highly dependent on the ability to store that energy once captured. Tom Guarr, co-founder of Jolt Energy Storage Technologies LLC, and researcher at the MSU Bioecon...
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Apr. 25, 2018
A team of Wayne State University faculty received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) initiative for a n...
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Apr. 20, 2018
Communities attempt to learn from experiencing disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, but often those lessons do not lead to policy changes that could reduce future risks. With the help of a $55,000 grant ...
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Apr. 18, 2018
A new University of Michigan network encourages and coordinates research efforts across campus to tackle the root causes of, and potential solutions for, the opioid epidemic.
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Apr. 16, 2018
Starting in early 2020, robots will drive, walk, fly and help rehabilitate or enhance human function in the $75-million Ford Motor Company Robotics Building at the University of Michigan.
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Apr. 11, 2018
Even before Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico in September 2017, Orlando Rios felt his opportunities to continue his undergraduate research at the University of Puerto Rico were limited due t...
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Apr. 10, 2018
URC Best in Nation for Advanced Degrees in Medicine and Biological Science, Student Enrollment LANSING, Mich. – April 9, 2018 – Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC)—an alliance of Michi...
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Apr. 9, 2018
MSU physiology professor Julia Busik found a lipid, or fat, thought to only exist in the skin, also lives in the eye and might play a major role in deterring an eye disease.
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Apr. 9, 2018
Children need stability to thrive, studies show, but for the more than 36,000 children in Michigan’s elementary, middle and high schools who face homelessness and housing insecurity, stability is ...
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Apr. 4, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Michigan State University Tuesday, April 3.
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Apr. 2, 2018
The public is invited to a convening for neighborhood residents and academics interested in moving neighborhood revitalization forward in an equitable manner. On April 7, 2018, come hear two renowned sp...
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Apr. 2, 2018
Michigan State University’s Susannah Dorfman and her lab recreated a very rare mineral called bridgmanite in order to  duplicate what’s going on deep in the mantle.
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Apr. 2, 2018
An outdoor fly lab for testing autonomous aerial vehicles at the University of Michigan lets researchers and students safely push algorithms and equipment to their limits.
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March 2018 Newsletter Articles

Mar. 28, 2018
The Barth Syndrome Foundation recently announced awardees from its 2017 grant cycle. Miriam Greenberg, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State ...
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Mar. 27, 2018
“The brain mounts a foreign-body response to implants and subsequent ‘scar’ tissue surrounding it can severely limit long-term function,” MSU’s Erin Purcell explains.
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Mar. 20, 2018
The University of Michigan and the city of Detroit are joining forces to boost economic mobility and break the cycle of poverty in Detroit.
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Mar. 16, 2018
The latest State of the State survey, produced by Michigan State University, found that 58 percent of those responding said their current financial situation is excellent or good.
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Mar. 16, 2018
Nearly 2,000 miles away from the glow of Detroit’s skyline, in the desert of southwest New Mexico, sits the Dan Zowada Memorial Observatory — Wayne State University’s newest gateway to the cos...
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Mar. 14, 2018
Michigan State University scientists led by Xuefei Huang are engineering a virus-like particle, known as Qβ, that will generate anti-cancer immune responses in the body.
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Mar. 12, 2018
“Mussels need host fishes to spawn,” explains Dana Infante, associate professor of fisheries and wildlife in MSU’s Aquatic Landscape Ecology Lab.
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Mar. 8, 2018
A team of Wayne State researchers have received an Azure Award – the “AI for Earth” award – from Microsoft. The awards are intended to drive exploration and discovery by providing innovative dat...
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Mar. 5, 2018
A new surgical device developed at the University of Michigan could make it quicker and easier to connect arteries in complicated procedures such as reconstructing a breast after mastectomy, or a severe...
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February 2018 Newsletter Articles

Feb. 28, 2018
Dutch adventurer Wim Hof is known as “The Iceman” for good reason. Hof established several world records for prolonged resistance to cold exposure, an ability he attributes to a self-developed set o...
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Feb. 22, 2018
Michigan State University’s Matt Grossman says demographics, voter habit, and grassroots opposition will eventually determine the outcome of the gun debate, but it won’t be overnight.
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Feb. 22, 2018
Anne Dorrance and William Jackson have developed a model focused on lifelong obesity and will test if an existing FDA-approved drug might slow the cognitive decline associated with dementia.
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Feb. 20, 2018
The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) announced that it will continue its focus on research and innovation through renewed partnerships with three world-class universities – Wayne State University, t...
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Feb. 20, 2018
University of Michigan faculty scholars received 12 Fulbright grants for the 2017-18 academic year, the most of any research university in the nation.
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Feb. 14, 2018
The health consequences of air pollution are well-documented, but a growing body of research indicates it also leads to other societal ills, such as higher crime rates.
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Feb. 6, 2018
Based on a detailed statistical analysis of multiple datasets, the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP) research team found that the majority of Legionnaires’ disease cases...
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Feb. 5, 2018
The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded early-stage funding for seven new drug discovery projects by faculty from across U-M. Six of the projects focus on treati...
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January 2018 Newsletter Articles

Jan. 30, 2018
In its first year, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan has built a strong foundation to drive change by focusing on collaborative, action-based research partnerships with communities and pol...
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Jan. 30, 2018
Eran Andrechek, Michigan State University physiology professor, compared the makeup of the rodent tumors and the way the genes acted, known as gene expression, to human tumor data.
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Jan. 22, 2018
For the past 20 years, University of Michigan Professor Richard Neitzel has studied noise pollution. His research explores not only the health consequences associated with noise, but also its impact o...
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Jan. 18, 2018
MSU neuroscientist Katharine Thakkar suspects psychotic symptoms may be due to faulty signaling between regions of the brain involved in producing movement and sensation.
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Jan. 15, 2018
While the Big Three automakers are still in the research and development phase, University of Michigan startup May Mobility already has tested its bright green-and-white driverless shuttles on public st...
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Jan. 11, 2018
Mast cells – a type of immune cell – release chemical substances in stressful situations that can lead to inflammatory and allergic diseases, says MSU’s Adam Moeser.
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Jan. 11, 2018
MSU researcher Megan Maas found that the recent social media backlash against sexual assault can incite boys and men to condemn violence against women.
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Jan. 9, 2018
A new study out of the University of Michigan found that children as young as five already had distinct emotional reactions to spending and saving money, and that these translated into actual, real-life...
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December 2017 Newsletter Articles

Dec. 21, 2017
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, intestine, pancreas, liver and kidneys over time. The defective gene changes a protein that regulates the movement of s...
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Dec. 21, 2017
By turning computer circuits into unsolvable puzzles, a University of Michigan team aims to create an unhackable computer with a new $3.6 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...
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Dec. 13, 2017
Firefighters face potential exposure to various hazardous chemicals that increase their risk for numerous health issues. During responses to fires or other hazardous events, they may be exposed to, inha...
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Dec. 13, 2017
The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces on our bodies. Synthetic materials couldn’t match it – until the “Kevlartilag...
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Dec. 12, 2017
MSU’s Mark Skidmore found that DOD and HUD failed to comply with basic constitutional and legislative requirements for spending and disclosure for the years 1998-2015.
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Dec. 5, 2017
Physical activity has been shown to be effective in alleviating mild to moderate depression and anxiety, says Carol Janney, assistant professor of epidemiology, Michigan State University.
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Dec. 5, 2017
The total volume of research at the University of Michigan reached a record high of $1.48 billion in the fiscal year that ended June 30, a 6.4 percent increase from the previous year.
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Dec. 4, 2017
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mort Harris has committed $10 million toward the highly competitive Wayne Med-Direct program at Wayne State University. The program recruits the very best high school stu...
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Dec. 1, 2017
Human sperm may hold the potential to serve as biomarkers of the future health of newborn infants, according to a new study by a Wayne State University School of Medicine research team. Published in the...
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Dec. 1, 2017
University of Michigan paleontologists conducted a second excavation this week at the Chelsea-area farm where the skull, tusks and dozens of intact bones of an ice age mammoth were pulled from the groun...
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November 2017 Newsletter Articles

Nov. 29, 2017
Michigan’s URC is a proud partner with University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP).  The partnership URC and UIDP has developed throughout the years continues to grow collaboratively in reso...
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Nov. 29, 2017
The Infrastructure Network for Water (inH2O) is a URC collaborative pilot project focused specifically on the development of a national water infrastructure network. The inH2O program included a worksho...
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Nov. 29, 2017
Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) and the URC have been engaged as strategic partners, working together over the years to identify and advance opportunities to strengthen Michigan’s economy. A busin...
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Nov. 29, 2017
MichBio is Michigan’s biosciences industry trade association, representing more than 600 bioscience companies in the state. Together, URC and MichBio drive innovation in the state and the Great Lakes ...
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Nov. 29, 2017
Founding director of MSU’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative EPIC) Joshua Cowen is building partnerships between researchers and state and school district leaders.
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Nov. 27, 2017
(via Detroit News) Olivia Walch created the app, Entrain, while she was a University of Michigan doctoral student studying applied math and has started a business, Arcascope, to help others who could...
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Nov. 22, 2017
Starting in 1936 and repeated every 10 to 20 years, researchers at the University of Michigan Biological Station have logged and burned small, contiguous plots to study how forests recover from these ...
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Nov. 21, 2017
Ke Dong, MSU insect toxicologist and neurobiologist, has found a way to maintain a popular insecticide’s effectiveness against pests without killing beneficial bugs, such as bees.
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Nov. 17, 2017
A new study published today – World Prematurity Day – in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology provides additional support for treatment with vaginal progesterone to reduce the risk of...
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Nov. 9, 2017
The College Ambition Program, based on Barbara Schneider’s 15 years of research, is a Michigan high school model combining multiple strategies to boost students’ postsecondary success.
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Nov. 9, 2017
Chen Chen, MSU animal science assistant professor, and a team of scientists turned off the gene that controls sperm production, effectively silencing spermatogenesis in mice.
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Nov. 8, 2017
Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute found that a previously dismissed genetic mechanism may contribute to nicotine dependence, and to the withdrawal effects that can make q...
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Nov. 2, 2017
A five-year, $30 million investment into bold research and scholarship from the University of Michigan and its faculty members has tripled into a return of nearly $100 million in follow-on funding.
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October 2017 Newsletter Articles

Oct. 30, 2017
To better understand the complexities of lake water quality, scientists led by MSU’s Patricia Soranno have compiled a database of inland U.S. lakes in 17 northeastern and upper midwestern states.
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Oct. 25, 2017
A Wayne State University School of Medicine physician researcher next month will be honored with an award received by more than 10 Nobel laureates and other distinguished scientists. Gabriel Sosne, M.D....
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Oct. 25, 2017
A team of Michigan State University researchers, led by scientist David Hyndman, will track water used in agriculture to help farmers and others make better water management decisions.
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Oct. 25, 2017
Employers will face tough competition for talent in the 2017-18 job market, according to Michigan State University’s Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers in the nation.
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Oct. 23, 2017
A new study by Carolyn Yoon, University of Michigan professor of marketing, and colleagues Alexander Genevsky of Rotterdam School of Management and Brian Knutson of Stanford University suggests neural a...
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Oct. 18, 2017
A research team from Wayne State University has received a $1.85 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to identify novel antibiotic t...
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Oct. 18, 2017
University of Michigan researchers reported 444 new inventions in fiscal year 2017 — up from last year’s 428 — and the fifth straight year of more than 400 inventions from U-M faculty.
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Oct. 17, 2017
Autonomous “smart” technologies for aging stormwater systems are being developed at the University of Michigan to lessen the impacts of flooding—potentially saving lives and billions of do...
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Oct. 11, 2017
A Wayne State University research team recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Mechanisms of Inflammation Resoluti...
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Oct. 10, 2017
A first-of-its-kind study by Michigan State University researchers found that early childhood educators’ self-reported ability and enjoyment was high for literacy, but much lower for science and math.
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Oct. 10, 2017
Stephen Boyd, an MSU University Distinguished Professor, has shown for the first time that a substance widely used in water purification can help eliminate highly toxic dioxins.
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Oct. 10, 2017
If you want to do something about global warming, look under your feet. Managed well, soil’s ability to trap carbon dioxide is potentially much greater than previously estimated, according to rese...
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Oct. 4, 2017
Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, announced that it has awarded $30.7 million for 98 research grants, including one to Karin List, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacol...
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Oct. 4, 2017
The University of Michigan has launched a new initiative to harness campus-wide research aimed at finding personalized solutions to improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities.
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September 2017 Newsletter Articles

Sep. 29, 2017
University of Michigan researchers have developed a laser-based method that could be used to detect chemicals such as explosives and dangerous gases quickly and accurately.
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Sep. 27, 2017
Three Wayne State University research teams were recently awarded funding from Wayne State’s Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) program. The goal is to accelerate the transl...
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Sep. 26, 2017
“We’re testing a novel technique not only to mitigate power plant emissions, but also to turn them into new sources of revenue,” says Associate Professor Wei Liao, director of the project.
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Sep. 20, 2017
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, which result from maternal alcohol use during pregnancy, is the most common preventable cause of neurodevelopmental disabilities and affects an estimated 2 percent to 5...
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Sep. 20, 2017
The six-story, 162,800-square-foot facility will initially accommodate 33 principal investigators and their research teams.
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Sep. 20, 2017
The University of Michigan’s new Urban Collaboratory will draw together faculty members from across campus in smart city technologies and urban design to collaborate with city leaders and resident...
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Sep. 13, 2017
A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fib...
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Sep. 13, 2017
Trying different antibiotics to control one such “superbug” may only encourage others lurking nearby, according to data from hundreds of nursing home patients and a University of Michigan research t...
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Sep. 12, 2017
Scar tissue left over from heart attacks creates dead zones that don’t beat. Bioengineered patches could fix that.
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Sep. 7, 2017
Epidemiologist Honglei Chen says a “smelling” test could identify at-risk people up to 10 years before they are diagnosed.
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Sep. 6, 2017
The future of innovation will rely on effective, integrative battery operating systems that provide sustained and reliable power. Emerging technologies such as electric-drive vehicles and stationary ene...
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Sep. 6, 2017
About 2 percent of kids 14 to 16 years old report high-intensity drinking—drinking 10 or more drinks in a row—in the last two weeks, according to a University of Michigan study.
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August 2017 Newsletter Articles

Aug. 31, 2017
MSU researcher Sarah Douglas has documented the first scientific evidence that online training can improve communication in families with children with complex communication challenges.
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Aug. 30, 2017
A research team led by Deborah Ellis, Ph.D., professor of family medicine and public health sciences in Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, received a $3.2 million award from the National Hea...
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Aug. 30, 2017
A team of computer science researchers at the University of Michigan and MIT has found a way to dramatically speed up the mobile web.
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Aug. 29, 2017
Consumer confidence in Michigan rose to its highest level in 15 years, while Donald Trump’s approval ratings in the state were the lowest of any incoming president.
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Aug. 23, 2017
As more employers turn to sites like LinkedIn, CareerBuilder and Snagajob to recruit talent, job seekers from low-income areas or who have limited education often are left out, which one University of M...
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Aug. 21, 2017
George Abela, chief cardiologist at MSU, analyzed the material obstructing coronary arteries of heart attack patients – 89 percent had an excessive amounts of cholesterol crystals.
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Aug. 17, 2017
Wayne State University recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the new zebrafish aquatic housing system in the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) which was funded by Kids Without Cancer...
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Aug. 16, 2017
University of Michigan research finds that people who, as children, were aggressive, hyperactive and struggled in school, with what the researchers called “antisocial behavior,” are more lik...
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Aug. 9, 2017
Later this month, a total solar eclipse will offer a rare — although brief — sight to millions when the sun disappears fully behind the moon. An otherwise bright summer sky will give way to total da...
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Aug. 7, 2017
A Wayne State University researcher has received a $310,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate a new approach to converting plentiful solar energy into electricity or fuel. Scient...
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Aug. 2, 2017
A University of Michigan-led study of lead service lines in Flint’s damaged drinking water system supports the generally accepted understanding that lead leached into the system because that wate...
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Aug. 1, 2017
A new MSU website brings together the latest research on food in an effort to help consumers make better informed decisions about food – and their health.
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July 2017 Newsletter Articles

Jul. 31, 2017
On July 25, 2017, the National Science Foundation announced awards totaling $51 million to 17 projects that will develop and implement bold, new and potentially transformative models for graduate educat...
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Jul. 26, 2017
A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. A robotic lake-bottom laboratory recently began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by cyanobacte...
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Jul. 26, 2017
In separate but complementary studies, MSU and U-M professors have found that third-person self-talk may be a relatively effortless form of emotion regulation.
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Jul. 24, 2017
Jessica Damoiseaux, Ph.D., a cognitive neuroscientist at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University, is first author of a journal article deemed a “classic” due to its high number of cit...
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Jul. 19, 2017
MSU’s Kenneth Frank, professor in the College of Education, found a significant link between burnout among early-career teachers and exposure to a school-wide culture of burnout.
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Jul. 18, 2017
A Wayne State University researcher recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health for the project, “Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase i...
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Jul. 18, 2017
University of Michigan researchers and their partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a significant harmful algal bloom this summer, potentially reaching levels last seen in 2013 and 2014...
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Jul. 13, 2017
For the first time, MSU’s Marcos Dantus has probed the elusive molecule trihydrogen, or H3+, which plays a greater role in astrochemistry than any other molecule.
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Jul. 11, 2017
A Wayne State University researcher has received an 18-month, $308,000 Discovery Award from the Department of Defense for a clinical research study that will develop a better understanding of the hetero...
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Jul. 11, 2017
University of Michigan leaders say a federal proposal to slash reimbursements for research facilities and administrative costs could force job cuts and jeopardize U-M’s research mission.
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Jul. 7, 2017
Job stress can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinner, but a good night’s sleep can help, says Michigan State’s Chu-Hsiang “Daisy” Chang.
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Jul. 6, 2017
A University of Michigan professor is part of a team that has discovered a giant, Jupiter-like planet that revolves around a star approximately 385 light years from the Sun.
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Jul. 3, 2017
A team of researchers led by Robert Wessells, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at Wayne State University, has received a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Inst...
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June 2017 Newsletter Articles

Jun. 29, 2017
Wayne State University received a four-year, $533,151 award from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to develop a technology-based parent-training program for ad...
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Jun. 28, 2017
Fifty-one percent of all opioid medications distributed in the U.S. each year are prescribed to adults with mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, according to new research from the University o...
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Jun. 27, 2017
Kip Cronk, an MSU Extension educator with Michigan Sea Grant College Program, worked on the 1986flood.com website to educate Michiganders on the consequences of floods.
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Jun. 27, 2017
MSU chemist Thomas Hamann is working on a dye-sensitized solar cell that is cost-effective, but not efficient. He is exploring new materials for semiconductors as well as new redox molecules.
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Jun. 23, 2017
Long wings could significantly improve the cruise efficiency and reduce the operating cost of long haul aircraft, and Airbus is partnering with the University of Michigan to make these advanced designs ...
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Jun. 22, 2017
John Hannigan, Ph.D., a professor of obstetrics and of psychology at Wayne State University, and jointly appointed to the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, won the 2017 Henry Rosett Award for substanti...
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Jun. 21, 2017
A University of Michigan researcher and colleagues from several institutions forecast that this summer’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone,” an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and ...
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Jun. 20, 2017
A recent symposium, organized by Keith Latham, professor of animal science at MSU, featured researchers from around the country. (Video presentations available.)
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Jun. 16, 2017
Amy Bonomi, chair of Michigan State’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, had conducted the first study of college women with disabilities – and multiple abusive partners.
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Jun. 15, 2017
A team of Wayne State University and Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute researchers recently received funding from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to expand the use...
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Jun. 14, 2017
Devastation from natural disasters large and small take lives and destroy property, and new research shows they can have lasting negative economic effects on communities.
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Jun. 12, 2017
A chemical currently being used to ward off mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and a commonly used insecticide that was threatened with a ban in the U.S. have been associated with reduced motor functio...
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Jun. 8, 2017
Nexteer Automotive and Michigan State University (MSU) will offer a master of science degree in electrical engineering in Midland, Mich., beginning in September 2017.
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Jun. 7, 2017
A Wayne State University research team will embark on a five-year, multicenter trial focused on helping parents engage in effective parenting to assist their diabetic adolescents complete their daily ca...
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Jun. 7, 2017
With yogurt and crushed glass, University of Michigan researchers have taken a step toward using visible light to image inside the body.
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Jun. 6, 2017
Modern medicine has helped to double the average life expectancy over the past 150 years. Sadly, the risk of getting Alzheimer’s increases with every year of age over 65, making innovative research an...
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Jun. 6, 2017
Children’s brains develop very quickly in their early years, and this development is influenced by their environment. Understanding exactly how mothers’ and children’s exposure to adverse environm...
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Jun. 6, 2017
In this episode, URC Executive Director Jeff Mason speaks to Jeff Guilfoyle of Public Sector Consultants about the report “Leading Discovery: URC Contributions to the Life, Medical and Health Scie...
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Jun. 5, 2017
Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing Some of the research emerging from URC universities can seem like science fiction, but it has practical, real-world applications to ...
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Jun. 1, 2017
The MSU Model of Health Extension is a blueprint for how land-grant universities can collaborate with medical schools to increase health research and strengthen primary care delivery.
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Jun. 1, 2017
LANSING, Mich. (June 1, 2017) – Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) conducted $1.2 billion in research and development in the health sciences and has proved to be a key source of talent, d...
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May 2017 Newsletter Articles

May. 31, 2017
The University of Michigan has received a $58 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, which provides for an up to five-year new dose of funding for the Michigan Institute for Clinical &a...
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May. 25, 2017
A team of researchers from Wayne State University’s College of Engineering recently received nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its research project, SSE: Development of a ...
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May. 24, 2017
This summer, University of Michigan researchers will explore the Great Lakes in search of ancient archaeological sites, which could yield unprecedented insight into important issues like climate change....
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May. 22, 2017
MSU astronomer Megan Donahue discusses the relative sizes of dark matter and dark energy among other recent findings about the universe in this video presentation.
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May. 22, 2017
A paper-thin, flexible device created in Nelson Sepulveda’s Michigan State University lab can not only generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well.
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May. 16, 2017
A non-invasive seizure detection system in which sounds can be used to alert caregivers and loved ones that a patient is having a seizure won $75,000 in the Epilepsy Therapy Project’s sixth annual Sha...
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May. 15, 2017
New research suggests that simply telling a young man that an energy drink has been added to his alcoholic beverage can make him feel more intoxicated, daring and sexually self-confident.
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May. 11, 2017
Michigan State University scientists have shown that gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technology can be quite effective in rhesus monkey embryos ­– the first time this has been demonstrated in the U.S.
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May. 11, 2017
The Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, administered by MSU’s Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has just released its 2016 report.
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May. 9, 2017
A Decade of Helping Drive Michigan's Rebound from University Research Corridor
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May. 9, 2017
A research team led by Wayne State University is sharing findings from testing last fall and will resume sampling Flint water in June. In partnership with the City of Flint, Genesee County Health Depart...
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May. 8, 2017
New, statistically derived guidelines are helping urologists across Michigan zero in on which prostate cancer patients to scan for spread of their disease.
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May. 1, 2017
The Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) at Wayne State University has been named the 2017 Renovated Laboratory of the Year by R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design. The award was announced at the Lab...
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May. 1, 2017
New research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because of what they see as a broken education system.
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May. 1, 2017
For the best chance of getting hired, former inmates should apologize for their criminal past to potential employers, indicates new research from Michigan State University.
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April 2017 Newsletter Articles

Apr. 25, 2017
Wayne State University received notice from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health of the $7.5 million renewal for five years of the Center for Urba...
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Apr. 24, 2017
IN‐Water Workshop Agenda  May 12, 2017 McGregor Memorial Conference Center  Campus Map – Directions to Campus 8:30 AM     Registration 9:00 AM     Welcome & Introductions 9:10 AM   ...
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Apr. 19, 2017
University of Michigan researchers are using human-centered computing, including the use of big data and crowdsourcing, to benefit people with bipolar disorder and those who are deaf or hard of hearing...
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Apr. 18, 2017
Complete regressions of cancerous tumors were observed in a mouse model when both radiation and immunotherapy were administered together, reported a Wayne State University School of Medicine cancer rese...
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Apr. 18, 2017
Health care organizations and innovators from across Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario gathered to explore technology-based solutions to the region’s key health care challenges at the first ann...
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Apr. 14, 2017
By Tom Walsh LONG before The Great Recession would rock the nation in 2008, the state of Michigan’s economy was already in a frightening free fall. From 2000 to 2007, Michigan lost 391,000 jobs, while...
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Apr. 14, 2017
In this episode, Jeff Mason speaks with Tom Walsh, renowned business writer for the Detroit Free Press.  Tom reported on the activities of the URC during his time at the Free Press and recently he was ...
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Apr. 14, 2017
Representatives from the URC’s research universities – Michigan State University (MSU), the University of Michigan (U-M) and Wayne State University (WSU) – discussed the recently released report f...
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Apr. 14, 2017
Four research teams will share $800,000 in awards from the University of Michigan’s Exercise & Sport Science Initiative. The projects measure the effects of physical activity on brain aging, e...
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Apr. 13, 2017
Nicholas Skaff, an MSU doctoral student, is one of 15 researchers studying how road salt washing into lakes can smother aquatic life and reduce water quality.
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Apr. 7, 2017
Deconstruction, not demolition, says Rex LaMore, director of the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development, could end private property abandonment that has hindered communities for decades.
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Apr. 7, 2017
A new national survey from the University of Michigan explores why many consumers don’t heed vehicle safety recalls and what steps might boost compliance.
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Apr. 3, 2017
“A gene associated with mental health is overactive in refugees with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder…” says Bengt Arnetz, an Michigan State University professor of family medicine.
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March 2017 Newsletter Articles

Mar. 31, 2017
With a $2.4 million investment from the Toyota Research Institute, University of Michigan researchers will develop computer simulation tools to predict automotive battery performance.
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Mar. 30, 2017
A research team led by Mai Lam, Ph.D., published a method to engineer scalable and customizable vascular grafts in JoVE’s Video Journal, the world’s first peer-reviewed scientific video journal. The...
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Mar. 27, 2017
IN‐Water Workshop Agenda April 21, 2017 Michigan League at The University of Michigan  Directions – Parking Map 8:30 AM     Registration & Coffee (2nd Floor) 9:00 AM     Welcome & ...
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Mar. 27, 2017
Driverless vehicle research under way at the University of Michigan aims to improve safety, reduce fuel consumption, cut emissions and boost accessibility to transportation in urban areas.
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Mar. 22, 2017
Hongbing Wang, physiologist at Michigan State University, has identified a single protein that may cause many behavioral symptoms as well as molecular and cellular abnormalities related to Fragile X.
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Mar. 22, 2017
Jose Teixeira, professor of reproductive biology at Michigan State University, says embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby’s gender, could contribute to an enlarged prostate, or BPH.
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Mar. 21, 2017
Teens should think twice if they believe the negative effects from misusing medication to treat ADHD are short-term. In fact, problems associated with prescription stimulant misuse can last through age ...
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Mar. 17, 2017
A team of researchers from Wayne State University has been awarded a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health that aims to investig...
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Mar. 16, 2017
URC institutions establish platform to advance water system improvements across the U.S. (LANSING, Mich. – March 15, 2017) – The age and condition of urban infrastructure systems are critical issues...
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Mar. 13, 2017
IN‐Water Workshop Agenda March 24, 2017 University Club of Michigan State University – Directions 8:30 AM     Registration & Coffee in the Fireside Room 9:00 AM     Welcome & Intro...
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Mar. 13, 2017
A team of researchers at the University of Michigan, Purdue University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will try to get to the root cause with a $4.2 million grant from the Air Force Resear...
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Mar. 10, 2017
Just as a sprinter’s body and muscles are ready for action as they wait for the starting gun to fire, brain networks at rest appear to be waiting in a state of potentiation to execute even the simples...
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Mar. 10, 2017
“The vast majority of wrongful convictions are never discovered,” says MSU’s Barbara O’Brien, author of “Exonerations in 2016,” and editor of the National Registry of Exonerations.
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Mar. 8, 2017
Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian-caught bigeye and yellowfin tuna are steadily rising, new research shows.
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Mar. 6, 2017
High school athletes who play high-contact sports like hockey are at greater risk for heroin use and nonmedical use of prescription opioids, a new University of Michigan study found.
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Mar. 3, 2017
Dan Bergan, associate professor in MSU’s Department of Communication, found 59 percent of Michigan survey respondents favor protecting the environment, despite economic risks.
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Mar. 3, 2017
MSU’s James Ireland, professor of reproductive physiology, explains that cattle have a relatively long reproductive cycle similar to women and they ovulate a single egg at the end of each cycle.
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February 2017 Newsletter Articles

Feb. 27, 2017
The Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine will launch the nation’s largest study of African American cancer survivors to better understand disproportionately high inc...
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Feb. 27, 2017
University of Michigan students received 21 Fulbright grants for the 2016-17 academic year—the most of any public university in the nation for the 12th year in a row, the U.S. State Department announc...
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Feb. 24, 2017
Scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology at the Kresge Eye Institute are the first to show that the Zika virus (ZIKV) can replicate in the eye’s retinal ...
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Feb. 22, 2017
Emilio Moran, a renowned social and environmental scientist and Michigan State University Hannah Distinguished Professor, has been appointed to serve on the National Science Board of the National Scienc...
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Feb. 22, 2017
In this episode of the Michigan’s Research Corridor Radio podcast, URC Executive Director Jeff Mason interviews Alex Rosaen about the impact of university research on Michigan’s economy. Ros...
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Feb. 21, 2017
University of Michigan Climate and Space Science Professor Nilton Renno loves solving problems. And as he readily admits, “I’m always looking for problems related to my research interests that are f...
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Feb. 21, 2017
Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Wayne State University startup, RetroSense Therapeutics LLC. Retro...
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Feb. 21, 2017
Michigan State University professor Dr. James Hancock has developed the first day-neutral strawberry cultivars released outside of California in over 30 years. Dr. Hancock, a professor of agriculture an...
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Feb. 20, 2017
The number of older Americans taking three or more brain-affecting medicines has more than doubled in just a decade, a new study from the University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System finds....
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Feb. 16, 2017
Maria Lapinski, professor in the Department of Communication, says a key hurdle for health communicators is smokers’ avoidance of messages – and nostalgia touches them.
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Feb. 13, 2017
Pregnancy has long been blamed for causing permanent weight gain and obesity in childbearing women, but the real culprit seems to be lifestyle and age, according to a new University of Michigan study.
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Feb. 8, 2017
Michigan State University researcher Judith Arnetz has found that violence toward health care workers – a problem of epic proportions – can be reduced with a structured program.
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Feb. 8, 2017
MRIs before and after space missions reveal that astronauts’ brains compress and expand during spaceflight, according to a University of Michigan study.
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Feb. 1, 2017
“When a new product is preannounced, the short-term reaction of the stock market is unreliable,” says Ahmet H. Kirca, associate professor of marketing in MSU’s Broad College of Business.
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January 2017 Newsletter Articles

Jan. 26, 2017
Caitlin Cavanagh, assistant professor in MSU’s School of Criminal Justice says, “…we need to educate parents about the juvenile justice system – about their rights, roles and responsibilitie
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Jan. 25, 2017
A University of Michigan scientist has linked the frequency of feeling phantom vibrations to a person’s cell phone dependency.
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Jan. 24, 2017
(LANSING, Mich. – January 24, 2017) – Michigan’s University Research Corridor was responsible for $2.15 billion in research and development (R&D) spending in fiscal year 2015, an increase ...
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Jan. 18, 2017
Using an experimental model of high-dosage acetaminophen, James Luyendyk and his team found that liver injury activated blood clotting, which then stimulated liver repair.
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Jan. 18, 2017
Low-flow water conservation systems may cause an increase in harmful chemicals and disease-causing organisms – such as Legionella, the most identifiable cause of waterborne disease in the U.S.
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Jan. 18, 2017
As part of its new Poverty Solutions initiative, University of Michigan researchers are partnering with communities and policymakers to test a variety of models to ease the effects of poverty.
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Jan. 13, 2017
Evidence that fetuses at risk for preterm birth have abnormal neuroconnectivity has been revealed for the first time by researchers based at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the Perinatolo...
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Jan. 12, 2017
A team of research scientists led by David Cinabro, professor of physics and astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, recently published a paper marking the impor...
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Jan. 10, 2017
The Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture (M-AAA) selected eighteen projects – from hen housing to dairy cattle nutrition – to fund in a competitive grant process.
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Jan. 9, 2017
Eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and omega-3-rich foods improved fatigue and sleep quality in breast cancer survivors, a University of Michigan study finds.
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Jan. 4, 2017
Kids Without Cancer, founded by a group of parents whose children received cancer treatment at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, has committed $356,000 to Wayne State University School of Medicine rese...
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December 2016 Newsletter Articles

Dec. 21, 2016
Preterm birth — birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy — affects up to one in every six births in the United States and many other countries. It is the number one cause of infant death and long-term ill...
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Dec. 19, 2016
NASA has successfully launched a constellation of eight hurricane-tracking microsatellites in a $151 million mission that’s led by the University of Michigan.
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Dec. 19, 2016
The book, which includes a detailed narrative discussing more than 130 buildings and is augmented by 150 illustrations, focuses on regional architects influenced by international modern styles.
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Dec. 9, 2016
A fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA will support research and provide self-guided tours of Mcity, the University of Michigan’s one-of-a-kind test si...
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Dec. 8, 2016
A new University of Michigan-led study suggests that app makers are falling short on many counts when it comes to actually serving those who could get the most benefit from mobile health, or mHealth, ap...
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Dec. 7, 2016
Richard Sadler, assistant professor of public health, has found that decades of governmental, social and economic policies led to the city’s decline and ultimately to the contamination.
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Dec. 7, 2016
The 21st Century Infrastructure Commission, appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder, released its recommendations for Michigan’s transportation and sanitation crises.
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Dec. 1, 2016
The National Science Foundation award will fund operation of MSU’s National Superconducting Cyclotron as one of the world’s flagship nuclear and accelerator science research facilities.
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November 2016 Newsletter Articles

Nov. 29, 2016
An international team of scientists led by the University of Michigan has discovered a new type of photoreceptor—only the third to be found in animals—that is about 50 times more efficient at captur...
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Nov. 23, 2016
Joseph Carlson, MSU associate professor, Department of Radiology, is leading a team studying lifestyle issues related to childhood obesity and other health risks.
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Nov. 23, 2016
Much of Detroit’s high-profile development is centered in a roughly seven-mile-square area of downtown and Midtown, says MSU researcher Laura Reese.
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Nov. 21, 2016
In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.
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Nov. 17, 2016
A Michigan craft brewery will be the first to feature century-old Spartan barley in a limited-edition lager called Russ’s Revival, named after Michigan State’s Russ Freed.
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Nov. 17, 2016
Voter satisfaction with democracy may have less to do with who wins an election and more to do with the gap between rich and poor.
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Nov. 16, 2016
New University of Michigan research vehicles will be open testbeds for academic and industry researchers to rapidly test self-driving and connected vehicle technologies at a world-class proving ground.
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Nov. 14, 2016
Launch is fast approaching for a $151 million, University of Michigan-led NASA satellite mission that will help improve forecasts of hurricane track, intensity and storm surge.
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Nov. 9, 2016
Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Mi Zhang‘s AirSense warns of a problem with indoor air, plus identifies the source of the pollution and its remedy.
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Nov. 9, 2016
Lisa Biggs, assistant professor in MSU’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, is leading a production exploring Detroit’s 1967 civil unrest.
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Nov. 7, 2016
A new four-university alliance will help researchers across the Midwest turn their inventions into marketable products to benefit society.
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Nov. 2, 2016
According to the latest State of the State Survey compiled by political scientist Matt Grossmann, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a wide lead among likely Michigan voters.
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Nov. 1, 2016
Geri Alumit Zeldes’ film features Hubert Roberts, a man who overcame prison time and a life-threatening illness to become a mentor to young men in his struggling hometown.
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Nov. 1, 2016
In late 2010, the University Research Corridor (URC) and the vice presidents of research from the three universities that make up the URC—Michigan State University (MSU), the University of Michigan (U...
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Nov. 1, 2016
The U.S. National Institutes of Health awarded $9 million in funds over the next 5 years to a new statewide center to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementi...
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Nov. 1, 2016
Researchers from Wayne State University (WSU), Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of Michigan (U-M)—which make up the University Research Corridor (URC)—will receive $2.5 million ove...
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Nov. 1, 2016
In this episode, URC Executive Director, Jeff Mason, takes a look back at the launch of the URC with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscr...
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Nov. 1, 2016
How much do you know about what’s happening at Michigan’s research universities (Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University)? Quiz yourself here!
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October 2016 Newsletter Articles

Oct. 28, 2016
The total volume of research at the University of Michigan reached $1.39 billion in the fiscal year that closed June 30, 2016, a 7.2 percent increase from the previous year and a new record high.
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Oct. 27, 2016
Steven Gray has developed a multi-faceted program to help non-scientists identify the complexities in environmental issues and make better-informed, collaborative decisions.
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Oct. 27, 2016
MSU’s Irina Kozlenkova has found that doctors are more likely to prescribe growth hormones for a child who does not meet federal guidelines for the therapy if the child’s family requests it.
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Oct. 26, 2016
Older adolescents and young adults are at the highest risk for poor asthma management and health outcomes, but few studies have been published on this issue. A team of Wayne State University researchers...
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Oct. 24, 2016
The most complete ice age mastodon skeleton found in Michigan since the 1940s was recovered this month from the state’s Thumb region by a University of Michigan-led team.
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Oct. 19, 2016
Javier Pescador, professor of history at Michigan State University, has recorded oral histories of incarcerated youth in the Michigan Youth Arts Alliance.
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Oct. 18, 2016
A team of researchers led by Richard Slatcher, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University, has been awarded $2.74 million from the Nat...
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Oct. 17, 2016
Stress isn’t good for your waist line. For older married couples, the added pounds may be caused by a spouse’s long-term stress levels, according to a University of Michigan study.
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Oct. 11, 2016
MSU’s director of Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety Hayder Radha focuses on technology that integrates an autonomous vehicle with its environment.
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Oct. 11, 2016
MSU’s professor Laura McCabe has found at least one reason why even carefully controlled experiments such as drug trials often cannot be replicated.
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Oct. 11, 2016
Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water filters being...
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Oct. 4, 2016
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September 2016 Newsletter Articles

Sep. 29, 2016
The University of Michigan launched the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, a new research program that draws on experts from a wide range of faculty and students across campus, Michigan Athletics ...
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Sep. 28, 2016
A team of researchers led by Wayne State University has been awarded funding as a part of the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions, a research network devoted to the health and ...
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Sep. 28, 2016
“One party is battling for an ideology; the other is battling for groups of people,” says MSU political scientist Matt Grossman.
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Sep. 26, 2016
Mercury contamination is widespread across western North America in the air, soil, lake sediments, plants, fish and wildlife, according to an international research team that included a University of Mi...
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Sep. 26, 2016
Nizar Lajnef, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan State University, has installed prototype sensors under the Mackinac Bridge.
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Sep. 14, 2016
Wayne State University has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for a project that will advance knowledge of brain aging, its relation ...
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Sep. 14, 2016
The project, “Promoting Student Interest in Science and Science Careers through a Scalable Place-based Environmental Educational Program at a Public Aquarium,” will train 90 Detroit Public School (D...
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Sep. 12, 2016
A new molecular gel recipe developed at the University of Michigan is at the core of a prototype for a more accurate lead paint test.
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Sep. 8, 2016
Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin has acquired substantially all of the assets of Wayne State University startup, RetroSense Therapeutics LLC, a privately hel...
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Sep. 8, 2016
Researchers in the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine have developed a novel approach to studying host-microbiome interactions, the first step to...
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Sep. 7, 2016
Spotting a glitch on the factory floor in real time—and reconfiguring around it—are the goals of a new $4 million project led by University of Michigan engineering researchers.
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Sep. 6, 2016
New study by a team of researchers from Michigan’s University Research Corridor found positive stock returns on customer satisfaction far out-distance competitive market measures that have been in pla...
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August 2016 Newsletter Articles

Aug. 31, 2016
MSU biochemistry professor David Arnosti and colleagues found melatonin – produced by the brain only at night to regulate sleep cycles – suppresses breast cancer stem cells.
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Aug. 29, 2016
Whether their preference is Belgian waffle, kettle corn, sweet tea or endless other choices, it’s the flavor—not the nicotine—that entices U.S. teens to vape, a new University of Michigan stud...
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Aug. 22, 2016
Teen athletes are not as likely to abuse prescription painkillers or heroin as non-athletes, according to a new University of Michigan study.
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Aug. 19, 2016
MSU’s Chezare Warren says teachers and administrators need to remember that urban black youth are resilient – and use it to help motivate and push students academically.
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Aug. 16, 2016
The U.S. National Institutes of Health will award an estimated $9 million over the next 5 years to a new statewide center to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related ...
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Aug. 16, 2016
Wayne State University neuroscientist Moriah Thomason, Ph.D., was awarded a five-year, $2.3 million grant to study the functional development of the human fetal brain and correlate it to behavior at age...
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Aug. 15, 2016
Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan will get a major boost thanks to an initial $22 million commitment from the Toyota Research Ins...
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Aug. 8, 2016
When it comes to quitting smoking, older African-Americans and Latinos have an edge over whites, according to a University of Michigan researcher and colleagues.
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Aug. 1, 2016
Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their early and late 20s.
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Aug. 1, 2016
Does the kind of interface used by customers affect their food choices? New research at the University of Michigan shows it can.
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July 2016 Newsletter Articles

Jul. 21, 2016
700,000 young people visit a hospital emergency ward each year due to assault. That does not sit well with University of Michigan researchers who are working with community groups to reduce youth violen...
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Jul. 19, 2016
Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior driven by the brain.
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Jul. 14, 2016
This year’s bloom is expected to first appear in late July and increase in August in the far western basin of Lake Erie. The location and effects will depend on prevailing winds.
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Jul. 7, 2016
The Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership, a multi-institutional team of environmental engineering and public health experts led by Wayne State University, today announced it will imp...
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Jul. 7, 2016
Rick Sadler, a public health professor in the MSU College of Human Medicine, identified areas of the city most in need of fresh food.
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Jul. 7, 2016
A new University of Michigan study shows measurable changes in the brain’s reward system with marijuana use—even when other factors like alcohol use and cigarette smoking were taken into account
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Jul. 7, 2016
Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson has accepted an offer to serve on the Advisory Committee to the Director for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The director, Francis Collins, “ove...
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June 2016 Newsletter Articles

Jun. 30, 2016
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment has awarded $8 million to the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy to assist c...
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Jun. 24, 2016
In Michigan State’s State of the State survey, more than half of the participants said they are better off this year.
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Jun. 23, 2016
Two new data science projects will bring together interdisciplinary teams of researchers from the University of Michigan and UM-Dearborn to tackle the grand problems of the future of transportation usin...
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Jun. 23, 2016
Wayne State University startup RetroSense Therapeutics LLC has been named one of the 50 Smartest Companies by the MIT Technology Review. The 50 Smartest Companies represent the businesses that are the m...
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Jun. 16, 2016
An investigation from the University of Michigan could eventually lead to new therapies that take aim at the most aggressive type of breast cancer.
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Jun. 13, 2016
Researchers at Wayne State University have developed a method to recycle eggshells, using them as “chemical reactors” to synthesize sulfur-containing nanorods that can be used as battery ele...
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Jun. 13, 2016
The comprehensive guide is available from the Land Policy Institute (LPI) at Michigan State University (MSU), in collaboration with the MIplace™ Partnership Initiative.
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Jun. 13, 2016
Gemma Reguera, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, was recognized for her work with byproducts from microbial electrochemical reactors.
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Jun. 9, 2016
The new center’s projects include soil sampling and pollution remediation, pest and disease management, urban forestry, and indoor growing systems.
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Jun. 9, 2016
With a focus on driverless and connected vehicles, the National Academy of Engineering recently held its regional meeting at the University of Michigan.
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Jun. 6, 2016
Bruno Basso‘s system of cropland evaluation and crop growth management has been named the 2016 Innovation of the Year by Michigan State University.
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Jun. 6, 2016
Michigan school districts get into financial trouble chiefly due to factors outside their control, according to a study by Michigan State University.
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Jun. 3, 2016
A collaboration of universities, government entities, and the private sector, the new composite manufacturing scale-up facility, part of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (I...
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Jun. 3, 2016
According a report released today, titled “Engaging Detroit: URC’s Contributions to Resurgence in the Motor City,” URC universities have a tremendous impact on the city of Detroit as its residents...
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Jun. 3, 2016
In this episode of Michigan’s Research Corridor Radio, Jeff Mason talks with Jeff Guilfoyle, vice president at Public Sector Consultants, who developed the URC’s recent report, “Engaging Detro...
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Jun. 3, 2016
Studies have documented disparities in disease occurrence and health outcomes among non-white and economically disadvantaged populations, including higher death rates from cardiovascular disease and gre...
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Jun. 2, 2016
In the nation’s first study of homelessness in college students, Wayne State University researchers in Detroit have found that unstable housing has a negative impact on students with respect to health...
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Jun. 2, 2016
Children of mothers with graduate degrees had less electronic media exposure than kids of mothers with high school degrees and/or some college courses, a University of Michigan study showed.
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Jun. 2, 2016
MICHIGAN’S UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORRIDOR CONTRIBUTES $958 MILLION AND 11,600 JOBS   Detroit News WXYZ ...
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Jun. 1, 2016
Joshua Cowen, associate professor of education policy at Michigan State University, found the state’s 18,000 homeless students are a month of learning (36 days) behind all other students.
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Jun. 1, 2016
Zhenmei Zhang, associate professor of sociology at Michigan State University, found the odds that blacks will develop such cognitive impairments as dementia were 2.52 times greater than for whites.
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May 2016 Newsletter Articles

May. 26, 2016
Dynamic brain network interactions in the healthy adolescent brain are remarkably more sophisticated and sensitive to attention demands than previously demonstrated. That is one takeaway from a seminal...
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May. 26, 2016
Climate change remains a critical policy issue leading up to the November presidential election, and according to University of Michigan researchers, it is not only already happening, but it also poses ...
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May. 25, 2016
Detroit’s abandoned buildings and blighted neighborhoods have captured the attention of news media, artists, photographers, videographers and curious tourists for decades. National and international n...
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May. 25, 2016
Industrial production has been a cornerstone of Detroit’s economy, but this production can create challenging health issues. The city struggles with some of the state’s highest rates of asthma and c...
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May. 23, 2016
Jes Asmussen, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State, was recognized for his work with microwave plasm machines and processes to produce synthetic diamonds.
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May. 19, 2016
A pioneering study of worldwide sleep patterns, led by University of Michigan researchers, combines math modeling, mobile apps and big data to parse the roles society and biology each play in setting sl...
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May. 16, 2016
A new study led by Michigan State nursing and criminal justice researchers will assess healthcare needs of senior citizens and law enforcement responses to elder abuse cases.
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May. 10, 2016
A new study led by Michigan State University criminologist David Carter examines how some police departments are solving more murders than others.
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May. 5, 2016
A partnership between Google and the University of Michigan’s Flint and Ann Arbor campuses aims to provide a smartphone app and other digital tools to Flint residents and officials to help them ma...
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April 2016 Newsletter Articles

Apr. 28, 2016
An analysis of 50 years of research showed no evidence that spanking does any good for children; instead, it increases their risk of detrimental outcomes, University of Michigan study shows.  
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Apr. 28, 2016
Michigan State University’s Amber L. Pearson is the first researcher to find a link between health and the visibility of water, referred to as blue space.
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Apr. 28, 2016
Even though on-the-job deaths declined in Michigan last year, Michigan State University researchers found fatalities in agriculture increased, particularly related to tractors.
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Apr. 27, 2016
Michigan State University recently established the Plant Resilience Institute to conduct fundamental research to identify mechanisms that contribute to plant resilience and impact plant productivity.
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Apr. 25, 2016
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has selected Michigan State University as one of four statewide locations for its Regional Export Network.
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Apr. 25, 2016
“I just wanted to make sure I’m healthy. I got a flu shot and now I’m protected. I’ll give you all an A+. Thank you! – Irvin Hicks, patient Founded in 2012 by WSU medical student Jonathan ...
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Apr. 25, 2016
Eric Woodcock, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in Wayne State University‘s School of Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $76,000 predoctoral fellowship ...
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Apr. 22, 2016
Every Wednesday from June to October, Wayne State University students, faculty and nearby residents look out over a sea of fresh produce — ripe tomatoes, fresh berries, greens, carrots, potatoes and m...
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Apr. 22, 2016
An attractive flower garden sits where vacant houses once stood, replacing blight with beauty for the entire community to enjoy. What appears to be a neighborhood beautification project is actually much...
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Apr. 22, 2016
(Photo courtesy of G. L. Kohuth/MSU) For more than 100 years, MSU Extension has been applying cutting-edge research to help better the lives of residents in every corner of Michigan. Originally recogni...
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Apr. 22, 2016
A collaboration of universities, government entities, and the private sector, the new composite manufacturing scale-up facility, part of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (I...
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Apr. 22, 2016
More than a pleasant distraction, music is important to children. Listening to it and creating it makes life richer, and research shows that music benefits child development and academic achievement (Ca...
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Apr. 22, 2016
Studies have documented disparities in disease occurrence and health outcomes among non-white and economically disadvantaged populations, including higher death rates from cardiovascular disease and gre...
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Apr. 22, 2016
While thousands of people have exited the city of Detroit, thousands have also stayed. Those who remain often have a strong commitment to bringing the city back to life. “I have an investment in the c...
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Apr. 22, 2016
Growth and vitality of cities is tied to many factors, not least of which includes residents’ access to high achieving, quality K-12 schools. But many cities are home to struggling urban education sys...
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Apr. 22, 2016
Industrial production has been a cornerstone of Detroit’s economy, but this production can create challenging health issues. The city struggles with some of the state’s highest rates of asthma and c...
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Apr. 21, 2016
As researchers worldwide investigate risk factors associated with autism spectrum disorder, University of Michigan professors focus their efforts on improving the lives of children with autism.
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Apr. 19, 2016
Researchers at Wayne State University recently received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health for a study that aims to ...
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Apr. 19, 2016
Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey found that Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval ratings plummeted in the wake of the Flint water crisis.
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Apr. 19, 2016
Michigan’s tourism industry thrived in 2015 and is expected to remain strong through 2016, according to two Michigan State University researchers who presented their annual report recently at the Pure...
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Apr. 14, 2016
In a step that bolsters the region’s strong driverless technology development ecosystem, the University of Michigan will be collaborating with Toyota in the automaker’s plan to establish a m...
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Apr. 7, 2016
People with diabetes who rely on insulin have seen the cost of that drug triple in just a decade — even as doctors have prescribed higher doses to drive down their blood sugar levels, according to...
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Apr. 6, 2016
A newly published national study by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers shows that “parental impact and family functioning” become increas...
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Apr. 6, 2016
Michigan State University’s WKAR radio and TV will soon present a series of documentary video shorts and radio features that will cover how the people of Flint, Mich. – black, white, Hispanic, rich,...
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Apr. 5, 2016
A microbial protein fiber discovered by a Michigan State University microbiologist Gemma Reguera transports charges at rates high enough to be applied in manmade nanotechnologies. And because the org...
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Apr. 5, 2016
Chris Adami, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at MSU, found that in patients who have never taken medications to treat HIV, the virus’ proteins don’t evolve. However, patients who we...
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Apr. 5, 2016
Michigan State University has established the Institute for Research in Autism, Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (RAIND) to bring together a wide variety of multidisciplinary initiatives...
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March 2016 Newsletter Articles

Mar. 31, 2016
A new University of Michigan study suggests cannabis is an effective pain medication and agent to prevent opioid overuse.
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Mar. 28, 2016
A strong majority of Michigan residents favor state aid to help the fiscally strapped Detroit Public Schools pay off its debts, a new Michigan State University survey says. In the latest release of Stat...
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Mar. 28, 2016
Michigan State University professor Joan Rose, a global water science expert and the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, was recognized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) for her r...
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Mar. 28, 2016
A research team of University of Pennsylvania and Michigan State University chemists has demonstrated the potential to use methane – the world’s most abundant hydrocarbon – not as a fossil...
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Mar. 23, 2016
Researchers from all three U-M campuses are working with Flint community partners on projects that received initial seed funding from President Mark Schlissel.
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Mar. 17, 2016
Exposure to lead during early development can alter the gut microbiota, increasing the chances for obesity in adulthood, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health have found.
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Mar. 10, 2016
An organization’s level of gender inequality may reflect its managers’ political ideology, according to a nationwide study of male law partners by a University of Michigan professor.
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Mar. 9, 2016
A group of pioneering Detroit researchers have co-published a study that breaks new ground in the effort to protect children who survive two major types of blood cancer from the threat of lifelong damag...
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Mar. 8, 2016
Led by Wayne State, researchers will evaluate the possible association between changes in the Flint water system and public health, specifically the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak. The first phase of ...
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Mar. 8, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year grant of more than $3.6 million to increase the number of underrepresented students in science majors at Wayne State University. The WSU-I...
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Mar. 3, 2016
Children with brain cancer may soon get some help from mice with the same disease, thanks to new research from University of Michigan Medical School scientists and their colleagues.
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Mar. 3, 2016
Scientists at Michigan State University have discovered a new kind of stem cell, one that could lead to advances in regenerative medicine as well as offer new ways to study birth defects and other repro...
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Mar. 1, 2016
The URC contributed $17.5 billion to the Michigan economy in 2014, ranked 2nd in the Innovation Power Ranking for the third straight year among its peer university clusters, and enhance lives and livel...
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Mar. 1, 2016
Teachers will be students again at Michigan State University thanks to a three-year, $600,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that will extend MSU’s Research Experiences for Teachers (RET).
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Mar. 1, 2016
People living in Flint affected by the ongoing water situation now have a new tool to navigate the available community resources. A new mobile device app called “Empower Flint” was developed by a te...
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February 2016 Newsletter Articles

Feb. 24, 2016
Access to clean water hasn’t been the only health issue facing Flint. Since 2008, Michigan State University public health expert, Rick Sadler, has been mapping out areas of the city that have had almo...
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Feb. 24, 2016
The spacecraft engine that someday will help transport humans to Mars could be based on a prototype developed by University of Michigan engineers.
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Feb. 18, 2016
A prototype being developed by University of Michigan engineers, with financial backing from the NFL, could lead to a lightweight and affordable helmet that effectively dissipates the energy from hit af...
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Feb. 11, 2016
Contrary to what researchers expected, a new University of Michigan study shows that pregnancy may actually reduce women’s PTSD symptoms. Or at the least, it won’t cause a flare-up.
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Feb. 10, 2016
Michigan State University researchers will use nearly $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to test whether recycling and repurposing building materials is an effective solution to economic blig...
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Feb. 10, 2016
Jeff Mason is the executive director of the University Research Corridor, a research cluster to enhance economic prosperity which includes of Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne ...
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Feb. 8, 2016
Wayne State University recently entered into an exclusive license agreement with TRImaran Pharma Inc. for a class of novel drugs developed at Wayne State University that aims to offer hope in the treatm...
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Feb. 2, 2016
Consumer confidence in Michigan dipped slightly in the fall but remained relatively strong as the state continues to ride a long-running wave of financial optimism.
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January 2016 Newsletter Articles

Jan. 26, 2016
University Research Corridor Statewide Economic Impact Tops $17 Billion, Up 35% Since 2007 URC EXCEEDED 5-YEAR AVERAGE FOR NUMBER OF PATENTS, INVENTION DISCLOSURES AND LICENSING FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR ...
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Jan. 25, 2016
Why do humans and dolphins evolve large brains relative to the size of their bodies while blue whales and hippos have brains that are relatively puny?
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Jan. 22, 2016
University of Michigan researchers found that people with higher attachment anxiety—high levels of insecurity in interpersonal relationships—are more prone to phantom cell phone rings and notificati...
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Jan. 15, 2016
DETROIT— Infections caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) bacteria can often be serious and life threatening. These drug-resistant bacterial pathogens are one of the most problem...
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Jan. 14, 2016
Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital have announced a new Pediatric Public Health Initiative to address the Flint community’s population-wide lead exposure and help all Flint chi...
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Jan. 11, 2016
University Research Corridor Podcast Doug Rothwell Interview Title: Michigan’s Research Corridor Radio Episode 2 – The Intersection of Business and Research Description: In this episode of Michigan&...
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Jan. 11, 2016
Research will impact electric vehicles, aid military missions and maintain smart electricity grids By Julie O’Connor Batteries are one of the most critical enabling technologies for achieving clean, e...
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Jan. 11, 2016
By Susan Carney Transform the future of transportation. That was the goal in 2013 when the University of Michigan established the Mobility Transformation Center (MTC), a public-private partnership whose...
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Jan. 11, 2016
Growing up in Detroit as the son of an auto manufacturing father, Drzal — now a university distinguished professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University’s Colleg...
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Jan. 11, 2016
A bold, new collaboration between Michigan State University and Detroit Public Television will unite one of the world’s top research universities and a national leader in public broadcasting and commu...
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December 2015 Newsletter Articles

Dec. 17, 2015
A number of researchers at the University of Michigan study prisoner reentry and highlight how incarceration impacts communities, families and the economy. Their work could lead to prison reform and in...
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Dec. 15, 2015
MSU and John Spink not only defined the term “food fraud,” but they also are helping the United States and other countries establish the strategies to fight it.
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Dec. 10, 2015
The e-book version of a guide written by a Michigan State University journalism class that is designed to dispel biases and stereotypes about Muslim Americans is again available.
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Dec. 10, 2015
Drivers may one day be able to find a parking space on their smartphones instead of hunting for one on the street if a new system envisioned by U-M researchers becomes reality.
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Dec. 3, 2015
University of Michigan researchers found that for every $1 tax increase per pack of cigarettes, about two infant deaths were averted each day.
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November 2015 Newsletter Articles

Nov. 20, 2015
DETROIT – Researchers from Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan – which make up the University Research Corridor (URC) – will receive $2.5 million over ...
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Nov. 20, 2015
    DETROIT – Researchers from Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan – which make up the University Research Corridor (URC) – will receive $2.5 mil...
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Nov. 19, 2015
With nearly 90 percent of Americans utilizing the internet, the use of online dating websites has grown tremendously since the launch of the first online dating service in 1995. Today, Americans find i...
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Nov. 19, 2015
A U-M researcher is working with NASA to shed some light on how the brain changes and responds to microgravity. The results of her research will help scientists and physicians develop countermeasures t...
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Nov. 13, 2015
U-M researchers have discovered that a common ingredient found in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and replacement joints, thus helping to p...
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Nov. 9, 2015
Creating more opportunities to motivate teachers, encourage students and empower young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is the inspiration behind the new Mich...
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Nov. 5, 2015
A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but a substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could someday fight off a wide range of viruses, new U-M research suggests.
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October 2015 Newsletter Articles

Oct. 29, 2015
Researchers at U-M and Wayne State found that patients with diabetes are 50 percent more likely to have infections at the surgical site than nondiabetics.
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Oct. 26, 2015
During his commute to work in the summer of 2014, Da Deng, assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science at Wayne State University, heard several news reports about the harmful algae...
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Oct. 22, 2015
The adverse impact of maternal drinking on children’s health is well documented, but what about other environmental exposures? U-M researchers are studying the impact of the environment on childre...
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Oct. 20, 2015
Over the last 12 years, Michigan State University’ s Product Center has launched 455 new businesses and expansions, resulting in $328 million in sales and the creation of 1,273 jobs in Michigan.
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Oct. 15, 2015
Michigan State University will accelerate key research areas through the recruitment of 100 new faculty members as part of the newly launched Global Impact Initiative…
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Oct. 13, 2015
Wayne State University — Detroit’s public, urban research university — is celebrating the opening of the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio), a $93 million facility dedicated to studying and eli...
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Oct. 10, 2015
Wayne State University (WSU) is recruiting 30 faculty (Open rank) for research and development programs in Integrative Biosciences. This initiative leverages a new 200,000 sq. ft. Integrative Bioscience...
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Oct. 8, 2015
The job market for college graduates is poised for a third straight year of explosive growth, as companies in most industries seek new talent, according to the largest annual survey of U.S. employers.
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Oct. 6, 2015
The owner of the partial mammoth skeleton uncovered near Chelsea decided to donate the bones to the University of Michigan for display and study.
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Oct. 2, 2015
A team of researchers at Wayne State University have discovered that mothers with high levels of lead in their blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their grandchildre...
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Oct. 1, 2015
Michigan State University is teaming up with the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Indiana University and Van Andel Research Institute to implement a high-speed infrastructure that will al...
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Oct. 1, 2015
A combination of two medicines long used for treating other illnesses can stop the growth of a deadly childhood cancer, according to a recent study by a Michigan State University College of Human Medici...
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Oct. 1, 2015
A U-M researcher played a key role in a project to survey genetic information from across the world, which completed its final phase after analyzing the genomes of 2,504 individuals from 26 populations...
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September 2015 Newsletter Articles

Sep. 30, 2015
Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in shortchanging the nation’s poorest students of critical math skills, according to a massive new study led by a Michigan State University education scholar.
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Sep. 30, 2015
A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels.
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Sep. 22, 2015
Dr. Prashant Mahajan has been awarded a five-year, $5.76 million NIH grant to study how febrile infants – babies 2 months or younger who are brought to emergency rooms with invasive bacterial infectio...
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Sep. 22, 2015
Frontiers in Computing and Data Science, a 2-day conference recently hosted by the newly created MSU Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, drew 115 individuals from universit...
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Sep. 18, 2015
MSU is leading the light- and heavy-duty vehicle component of the institute, a 122-member consortium funded by a more than $70 million commitment over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy. The ...
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Sep. 16, 2015
Researchers at the University of Michigan make a good case for millions of Americans to realign their priorities and embrace exercise.
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Sep. 15, 2015
In the introductory podcast of Michigan’s Research Corridor Radio, Jeff Mason talks with Dr. Stephen Rapundalo, President and CEO of MichBio. The episode highlights Michigan’s biosciences in...
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Sep. 10, 2015
A new Michigan State University study, aimed at identifying early signs of Alzheimer’s disease among Latinos and Hispanics, could help delay or even prevent its onset thanks to a $5.67 million, 5-year...
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Sep. 9, 2015
The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation has awarded two grants totaling more than $1 million to Wayne State University for projects aimed at improving water and air quality in Michigan. The Hea...
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Sep. 9, 2015
By Alex Piazza Some people dip their toes in Lake Superior to cool off on hot summer days. Others stock their tackle boxes and head out to Lake Michigan to reel in salmon. And a handful board freighters...
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Sep. 9, 2015
By Mackenzie Kastl, Michigan State University Viral invasions would make for a good plot in the next Spielberg blockbuster, but according to Michigan State University water researchers, it’s not a Hol...
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Sep. 3, 2015
Americans spend 10 percent less time making trips for daily activities than they did a decade ago, says a University of Michigan researcher.
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Sep. 3, 2015
On Tuesday, Michigan State University Press released “Privilege and Prejudice,” an autobiography of former MSU president Clifton Wharton Jr.
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Sep. 2, 2015
Dimitar Deliyski, an international leader in the field of voice and speech disorders, has been awarded the designation of Michigan State University Foundation Professor.
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August 2015 Newsletter Articles

Aug. 25, 2015
Doctors in MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Human Medicine teamed up to perform an uncommon cleft palate surgery on a dog, using a technique that will benefit both humans and Man’...
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Aug. 19, 2015
The University Research Corridor (an alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University) is competing for the opportunity to present at the South by Southwest (...
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Aug. 18, 2015
WSU Alum Joe McClure, McClure’s Pickles The Detroit Free Press has reported that Endeavor Detroit, recently included in our Talent Profile of Antonio Lück, has selected two companies founded by U...
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Aug. 13, 2015
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Aug. 5, 2015
Unlocking the mysteries of brain disorders is at the heart of 11 new projects that have just received $1.1 million in seed funding from the University of Michigan’s provost and vice president for ...
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July 2015 Newsletter Articles

Jul. 31, 2015
With the decline of the development of new antibiotics due to the complexity and expense of discovering them, there has been a rapid growth of antibiotic resistant pathogens that is one of the leading c...
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Jul. 29, 2015
Michael P. Holsapple has been named director of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) at Michigan State University.
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Jul. 28, 2015
Some people get the creeps when they walk through a parking structure or other public place that’s not well-lit or crowded, leading them to avoid places that are otherwise safe. But new researc...
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Jul. 23, 2015
A new discovery by Michigan State University scientists suggests that a common medication used to treat glaucoma could also be used to treat tuberculosis, even the drug-resistant kind.
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Jul. 22, 2015
Michigan State University has netted a $5.1 million National Science Foundation grant to explore the diverse world of mints.
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Jul. 22, 2015
The Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization The Aspen Institute has selected Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Patrick Hines, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of P...
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Jul. 20, 2015
The University of Michigan has publicly unveiled Mcity, a 32-acre test environment designed to transform the future of mobility. A transformation that could mean safer commutes to work, limited congesti...
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Jul. 13, 2015
A team of researchers led by a Wayne State professor will study the effects of a daily supplement of palm oil in patients with end-stage renal disease. Pramod Khosla, Ph.D., associate professor of nutri...
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Jul. 8, 2015
WSU’s School of Medicine has secured a $1.25 million NIH grant to study the role of approved drugs to improve placental function. Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gyneco...
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Jul. 7, 2015
When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds a national study led by a Michigan State University sociologist.
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Jul. 7, 2015
Taking a nap may be an effective strategy to counteract impulsive behavior and to boost tolerance for frustration, according to a University of Michigan study.
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Jul. 1, 2015
DETROIT – The Wayne State University School of Medicine and Detroit Receiving Hospital of the Detroit Medical Center will serve as a site for a national study that will develop new guidelines for pati...
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June 2015 Newsletter Articles

Jun. 30, 2015
A team of MSU researchers has developed a technology that can turn transparent surfaces, from building windows to cell phones, into solar collecting surfaces – without obstructing the view.
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Jun. 30, 2015
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Jun. 30, 2015
The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation has awarded two grants totaling $1.025 million to Wayne State University for projects aimed at improving water and air quality in Michigan. The Healthy U...
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Jun. 29, 2015
Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. Though fingerprints are assumed to be infallible personal identifiers, there...
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Jun. 24, 2015
  Are you seeking an opportunity to use your analytical skills on a team research project with one of the nation’s best university innovation clusters? If yes, then consider an internship thi...
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Jun. 24, 2015
Urban gardens are becoming more commonplace across Detroit and other major urban cities throughout the United States. These gardens offer a source of free or inexpensive healthy food for the public and ...
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Jun. 24, 2015
A new University of Michigan study shows that sexual assaults were less likely in neighborhoods where more registered sex offenders live.
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Jun. 18, 2015
A team of investigators including scientists of the National Institutes of Health, and the Wayne State University School of Medicine/Detroit Medical Center, have developed a “placenta-on-a-chip” to ...
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Jun. 18, 2015
Two medical researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Wayne State University School of Medicine have published the results of a nearly 10-year investigation that identified a key ge...
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Jun. 16, 2015
Dad has taken on a more substantial role over the years in terms of caregiving, yet much of what we know about parenting focuses solely on mothers. U-M researchers are working to change that.
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Jun. 9, 2015
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Jun. 8, 2015
Eranda Nikolla, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical engineering in Wayne State University’s College of Engineering, was selected out of 620 submissions to receive a five-year, $750,000 grant for he...
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Jun. 3, 2015
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel and Wayne State University President Roy Wilson launched the University Research Corridor’s Attra...
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Jun. 3, 2015
Antonio Lück Wayne State University Antonio Lück had completed degrees in civil engineering and law and was serving as an advisor to the president of Tuiuti University of Paraná in Brazil when he me...
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Jun. 3, 2015
  David Merritt University of Michigan Former University of Michigan basketball captain, David Merritt believes in “good business.” Born in West Bloomfield, Mich., Merritt graduated from U-M and la...
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Jun. 3, 2015
A new study, “Attracting, Fostering, and Inspiring Talent for the Global Economy,” reports that the URC universities, ranked among the nation’s top research clusters as first in medical degrees, t...
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May 2015 Newsletter Articles

May. 28, 2015
A team of researchers at the University of Michigan have developed software to help society identify and correct erroneous claims on Twitter.
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May. 28, 2015
A REPORT FROM MICHIGAN’S UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORRIDOR   Talent for a global economy MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (May 28, 2015) – Michigan’s leading research universities are magnets for top-no...
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May. 27, 2015
MACKINAC ISLAND, May 27, 2015 – Today at the Mackinac Policy Conference, MICHauto, an economic development initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, and a group of leading business, automotive and u...
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May. 19, 2015
A Michigan State University researcher helped write a groundbreaking new report from the National Research Council that concludes scientific research is increasingly dominated by teams – a promising a...
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May. 14, 2015
Michigan State University researchers and their partners plan to create a model for teaching elementary students science while also improving their skills in math, reading and writing. The project is fu...
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May. 12, 2015
MSU AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its outlying research centers this summer. The annual field days, which run June through September, will highlight some of the current researc...
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May. 5, 2015
In 2007, Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC), one of the nation’s top academic research clusters and an alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State Un...
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May. 5, 2015
Michigan’s fruit industry boasts more than 22,000 acres devoted to small fruit production; blueberries account for a whopping 20,900 of those. Valued at $118.5 million, the blueberry industry has help...
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May. 5, 2015
By John Callewaert The University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute has awarded seven grants, totaling $70,000, to U.S. and Canadian researchers who will help residents of shoreline commun...
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May. 5, 2015
By Cheryl Deep, Wayne State University Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, may be one of Alzheimer’s earliest signs.  The subtle changes of MCI include problems with memory, language, thinking and jud...
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April 2015 Newsletter Articles

Apr. 28, 2015
A financial health-indicator system created by Michigan State University scholars could prevent many Michigan school districts from reaching the crisis point. Gov. Rick Snyder has prioritized increased ...
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Apr. 28, 2015
LANSING, Mich., /PRNewswire/– Michigan’s University Research Corridor remains competitive with the nation’s top university research clusters, contributing $16.8 billion to MichiganR...
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Apr. 28, 2015
Michigan’s University Research Corridor Contributes $16.8 Billion to Michigan Economy REPORT SHOWS URC RANKED SECOND IN INNOVATION POWER RANKING AMONG HIGHLY RESPECTED RESEARCH UNIVERSITY GROUPS LANSI...
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Apr. 27, 2015
Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it’s also better for the environment, says a University of Michigan Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute, who found th...
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Apr. 20, 2015
The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences today announced that Joseph Roche, assistant professor for the physical therapy program in the Department of Health Ca...
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Apr. 17, 2015
Last week, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator began its second act. After two years of upgrades and repairs, proton beams once again circulated around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), loca...
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Apr. 17, 2015
Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, may be one of Alzheimer’s earliest signs. The subtle changes of MCI include problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment and a subjective sense that mental ...
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Apr. 16, 2015
RetroSense Therapeutics, LLC, a Wayne State University start-up biotechnology company, has received the Luis Villalobos Award from the Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world’s leading professi...
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Apr. 15, 2015
Nineteen National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows from Michigan State University have been selected for 2015 – the largest class of fellows for MSU since the program began in 1952.
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Apr. 15, 2015
A team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis – the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food.
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Apr. 14, 2015
Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and Broad College of Business will begin a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Business Administration joint degree in fall semeste...
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Apr. 14, 2015
A new academic department at Michigan State University will bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines and will serve to advance cutting-edge interdisciplinary science and the training of ...
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Apr. 8, 2015
Study adds weight to connection between seafood consumption, mental ability DETROIT – Prenatal exposure to foods contaminated with brain-damaging mercury has adverse effects on the IQs of schoolchildr...
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Apr. 7, 2015
Michigan Radio: Michigan’s Blue Economy, a report put together by the Annis Water Resources Institute at Grand Valley State University and the Michigan Economic Center at Prima Civitas, cites tha...
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Apr. 1, 2015
Gerald Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Pathology, and Pediatrics for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and medical director of the Division of Laboratory...
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March 2015 Newsletter Articles

Mar. 31, 2015
A new study by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine demonstrates that communication between some of the brain’s most important centers is altered in children with obsessive-comp...
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Mar. 23, 2015
Michigan State University researchers are key players in a new observatory that will study high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays coming from extreme sources in the universe, such as black holes, dark m...
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Mar. 18, 2015
Imagine a bridge or a dam that could sense a structural defect before it happens, diagnose what the problem will be and alert the authorities before something bad happens.
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Mar. 18, 2015
Malaria kills a child every minute. While medical researchers have successfully developed effective drugs to kill the malaria parasite, efforts to treat the effects of the disease have not been as succe...
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Mar. 16, 2015
More than half of moms and one-third of dads discuss parenting on social media; three-quarters of parents know someone who “oversharents”
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Mar. 11, 2015
An open-source computing system you command with your voice like Apple’s Siri is designed to spark a new generation of “intelligent personal assistants” for wearables and other devices...
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Mar. 10, 2015
A promising new natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is moving toward clinical trials. This will be a major step forward as there is nothing on the market that slows the progression of Alzhei...
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Mar. 5, 2015
Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit are...
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February 2015 Newsletter Articles

Feb. 28, 2015
George S. Abela, MD, MSc, MBA While many think of paper hearts in February, the University Research Corridor is focused on the cardiovascular research being conducted in Michigan. According to the Unive...
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Feb. 28, 2015
Ved Gossain, M.D. By Sarina Gleason and Ved Gossain A Michigan State University study is the first to indicate that the state’s autoworkers are at a higher risk of heart disease compared to the U.S. ...
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Feb. 28, 2015
By Jared Wadley Do you believe in love at first sight? If so, chances are you’re not missing an episode of “The Bachelor” or “Millionaire Matchmaker.” And if seeing a romantic movie is your i...
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Feb. 28, 2015
Prashant V. Mahajan, M.D. (Modified Photo Courtesy of Umberto Brayj) An exhaustive analysis of data from more than 40,000 cases of brain trauma in children – published by the authoritative New England...
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Feb. 28, 2015
Michigan’s legacy of a state of makers is far from being history—in fact, with a new of optimism and entrepreneurial spirit, it looks set to shape the future.
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Feb. 16, 2015
Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing small devices with new technologies for patients to monitor their chronic conditions, particularly the elderly and those in underserved populatio...
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Feb. 4, 2015
By Sarina Gleason and Ved Gossain A Michigan State University study is the first to indicate that the state’s autoworkers are at a higher risk of heart disease compared to the U.S. population overall....
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January 2015 Newsletter Articles

Jan. 28, 2015
By: Patricia Mroczek, Communicator, MSU College of Engineering A team led by Guoming “George” Zhu, MSU professor of mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, successfully compl...
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Jan. 28, 2015
(Photo Courtesy of the University of Michigan Engineering Department) By: Alex Piazza A U.S. Army vehicle with five soldiers aboard maneuvers along a barren stretch in southern Afghanistan. As the vehic...
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Jan. 28, 2015
(Photo courtesy of the University of Michigan Department of Engineering) The University Research Corridor commissioned an Anderson Economic Group study of the URC’s contributions to the automotive sec...
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Jan. 13, 2015
A 32-acre “mini-city” designed expressly for testing connected and automated vehicle systems, and other emerging 21st-century smart city technologies, is taking shape on the University of Mi...
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Jan. 2, 2015
Water emerged as one of the most compelling issues for Michigan’s economic future during a five-city “Blue Economy Tour” led by the University Research Corridor (URC) – an alliance o...
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Jan. 2, 2015
Detroit Free Press: Water emerged as one of the most compelling issues for Michigan’s economic future during a five-city “Blue Economy Tour” led by the University Research Corridor (UR...
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December 2014 Newsletter Articles

Dec. 28, 2014
Photography and ideas about the “American West” grew in cultural significance throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and have informed ideas about each other ever since. As photogr...
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Dec. 28, 2014
By Marilou Carlin A fully restored 1933 Model A Steinway piano, once owned and played by George Gershwin, now calls the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance its permanent home. Marc Gershwin, Georg...
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Dec. 28, 2014
by Linda Dunn, MSU Advancement Marketing and Communications A Culture of Jazz The great jazz drummer Art Blakey said, “Music washes away the dust of everyday life.” Why is jazz important? It’s Ame...
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Dec. 28, 2014
Melanie Kauffman, Office of Research and Graduate Studies MSU Michael Rush is the Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. He spoke with the URC about the p...
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Dec. 28, 2014
Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University have a rich array of cultural opportunities open to the public – take advantage of them using the links below: Michigan...
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Dec. 17, 2014
CHICAGO — Members of Michigan’s University Research Corridor — a research alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University — and Shedd Aquarium met to...
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November 2014 Newsletter Articles

Nov. 4, 2014
On his presentation screen, Jon Allan flashed a picture of a giant fork stuck in the middle of a typical-looking road. Allan, director of Michigan’s Office of the Great Lakes, used the cliché to...
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Nov. 1, 2014
(Image courtesy of Michigan State University) By Kim Ward   Each year, 2.5 million children die worldwide because they don’t receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time. Michigan State U...
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Nov. 1, 2014
(Image courtesy of Wayne State University) By Julie O’Connor DETROIT – Although studies of the health effects of stress have been published for years, few have examined how chronic and momentary —...
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Nov. 1, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Wayne State University) While looking for a way to plot environmental pollutants while working on his master’s degree in civil engineering at Wayne State University, Anderson develo...
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Nov. 1, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Kwanie) By Dan Meisler Here are two undisputed facts of American life today: Almost everybody has a smartphone, and smartphones seem to be able to do almost anything you want them to...
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October 2014 Newsletter Articles

Oct. 27, 2014
The study of human genes has dramatically changed how health issues have been explained and treated during the past 20 years. But educators have done little to teach future generations about the concept...
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Oct. 15, 2014
The Ford School Alumni Board is pleased to announce that Patrick Anderson (MPP ‘83) is the recipient of the 2014 Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award. “Patrick has a long record of...
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Oct. 9, 2014
Community and state leaders gathered at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon on Thursday, Oct. 9 to discuss the continued focus of promoting a “Blue Economy” in Michigan...
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Oct. 2, 2014
A company aiming to turn a longtime nonprofit educational service at Michigan State University into a for-profit company is raising a Series A venture capital round of $4.5 million. CourseWeaver Inc., ...
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Oct. 2, 2014
Since the 1970s, Michigan has supported renewable energy and efficiency programs, an approach reinvigorated by the state’s 2008 clean energy law. Today, these sources include biomass power plants, hyd...
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Oct. 1, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Michigan State University) By Patricia Mroczek There are nearly 3.95 million miles of public roads in the United States, valued at more than $1.75 trillion. Research at Michigan State...
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Oct. 1, 2014
The first two stops of the University Research Corridor’s (URC) Blue Economy tour have brought together water researchers and leaders from higher education, state and local government and economic dev...
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Oct. 1, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Wayne State University) In order to support the world’s needs to make cheaper and more effective fuels, chemicals, polymers and more, new and more efficient catalytic materials and ...
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Oct. 1, 2014
(Photo courtesy of the University of Michigan) By Bruno Vanzieleghem Everyone knows about America’s long-standing love affair with the automobile. But with its on-going economic transformation, Chines...
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Oct. 1, 2014
There’s something in the water in Michigan; our samples are showing strong signs of…economic development.
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September 2014 Newsletter Articles

Sep. 28, 2014
With distributors now in place to cover major world markets, revenue should start spiking later this year for Phenometrics Inc., aMichigan State University spinoff that makes bioreactors for growing alg...
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Sep. 18, 2014
James Hancock has a passion for blueberries. And a passion for making them better. Citing the six new varieties of blueberries that Hancock has developed over the years as a professor of horticulture at...
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Sep. 1, 2014
Craig Pearson says his undergraduate research at Michigan State University helped him become a Marshall Scholar.  (Photo Courtesy of Kurt Stepnitz). By Shareé Fink Craig Pearson is just one of several...
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Sep. 1, 2014
Many Wayne State undergraduates are involved in research. (Photo courtesy of Wayne State University). By Kathy Barks Hoffman In addition to wearing their college hoodies, blue jeans and flip flops, stud...
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Sep. 1, 2014
Richmond Starbuck began classes at the university of Michigan after participating in the university’s summer research program. (Photo courtesy of U-M). For Richmond Starbuck, who returned to school at...
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Sep. 1, 2014
Michigan’s University Research Corridor this month kicked off its “Blue Economy Tour” to discuss the findings of its 2014 “Innovating for the Blue Economy” report and ways to promote more wate...
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Sep. 1, 2014
By Julie O’Connor Wayne State University held a research symposium recently that gave students from 11 summer research programs an opportunity to showcase their gained knowledge from their recent expe...
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August 2014 Newsletter Articles

Aug. 14, 2014
The three URC universities – Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University — received nearly $300 million in awards for water-related research and outreach from 20...
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Aug. 1, 2014
(Photo Courtesy Harley Ellis Devereaux Corp.) By Nicole Casal Moore and Kimberly Gibson The new $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) announced in Febr...
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Aug. 1, 2014
(Photo Courtesy Wayne State University) Stephen M. Lanier was appointed Wayne State University’s vice president for research in June after a nationwide search. He received his bachelor’s degree in b...
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Aug. 1, 2014
(Photo Courtesy Michigan Municipal League) A new study by Michigan State University finds that “walkability” is among the top factors that influence home purchase decisions, along with safety, short...
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Aug. 1, 2014
(Photo Courtesy Wayne State University College of Engineering) By Julie O’Connor Guangzhao Mao, Wayne State University College of Engineering A professor from Wayne State University’s College of Eng...
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Aug. 1, 2014
It’s a well known fact that the state of Michigan is home to three world class research universities; Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University. Jeff Mason, exe...
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July 2014 Newsletter Articles

Jul. 1, 2014
Less than one year after Michigan State University added a commercial-sized anaerobic digester to its campus sustainability arsenal, the magic of bioengineering has transformed thousands of tons of orga...
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Jul. 1, 2014
Dancer Patty Solorzano performs in the Ann Arbor Dance Works production of “Into the Wind.”/Kirk Donaldson Photography University of Michigan dance professor Robin Wilson—tonight a performer—lic...
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Jul. 1, 2014
Naeim Henein, is the director and founder of Wayne State’s College of Engineering’s Center for Automotive Research. Mention engine optimization these days and minds instinctively turn to the Interne...
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Jul. 1, 2014
Michigan State University’s 5,200-acre campus is primarily powered by the T.B. Simon Power Plant, which burns coal, natural gas and biomass to produce steam that is used for heat and electricity. Coal...
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June 2014 Newsletter Articles

Jun. 16, 2014
It’s the time of year when Michigan residents rush to enjoy the state’s lakes, rivers and streams, often without thinking about the huge economic advantage that freshwater brings to our state and ho...
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Jun. 2, 2014
Surface-water temperatures above the deepest parts of Lake Superior are expected to be at least 6 degrees Fahrenheit colder than normal by August, delaying the onset of the evaporation season and raisin...
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Jun. 1, 2014
By Jim Erickson and Jennifer Read The University of Michigan Water Center in the most recent academic year has awarded nine major research grants totaling more than $3 million to support Great Lakes res...
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Jun. 1, 2014
By Layne Cameron Michigan State University scientists are proposing alternatives that will halt and hopefully reverse the unsustainable use of water drawdown in the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest ...
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Jun. 1, 2014
(Above: URC Executive Director Jeff Mason, MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, WSU President M. Roy Wilson and AEG CEO Patrick Anderson share the results of the URC’s wat...
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Jun. 1, 2014
(Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons) The Office of the Vice President for Research at Wayne State University recently announced the finalization of a license agreement with a new start-up company, Detroit...
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Jun. 1, 2014
Universities promote economic opportunities through sustainable water use.
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May 2014 Newsletter Articles

May. 30, 2014
With the release of a report on Michigan’s water-related industries, the phrase “Blue Economy” may become more of a common phrase in our parlance. The University Research Corridor, mad...
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May. 30, 2014
As the need for drinkable water grows globally and becomes an even bigger economic force locally, Michigan’s three major research universities look to grow what they call the “blue economy.&...
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May. 30, 2014
With the release of a report on Michigan’s water-related industries, the phrase “Blue Economy” may become more of a common phrase in our parlance. The University Research Corridor, mad...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan’s University Research Corridor Plays Major Role In Protecting and Advancing Michigan’s ‘Blue Economy’ REPORT SHOWS URC ACCOUNTED FOR NEARLY $300 MILLION IN WATER RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan State University and its University Research Corridor partners protect Michigan’s precious water resources and enhance its “blue economy” through hundreds of millions of dollars in resear...
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May. 29, 2014
The U-M Water Center, the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program, Michigan Sea Grant, and a research project about Lake Erie algae blooms that involved 18 U-M units were all mentioned in a reportreleased by...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is playing a major role in protecting the water resources of Michigan and the Great Lakes region and using those resources to promote economic develop...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan is fourth in the nation in the share of its workforce associated with industries that develop freshwater technology and services or are highly dependent on plentiful and clean water, according ...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan is fourth in the nation in the share of its workforce associated with industries that develop freshwater technology and services or are highly dependent on plentiful and clean water, according ...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan State University and its University Research Corridor partners protect Michigan’s precious water resources and enhance its “blue economy” through hundreds of millions of dollars in resear...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan’s Big Show Podcast
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan is fourth in the nation in the share of its workforce associated with industries that develop freshwater technology and services or are highly dependent on plentiful and clean water, according ...
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May. 29, 2014
Hundreds ofCEOs, community leaders and government bigwigs are spending three days this week, discussing issues facing our state at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference. The three-...
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May. 29, 2014
As the need for drinkable water grows globally and becomes an even bigger economic force locally, Michigan’s three major research universities look to grow what they call the “blue economy.&...
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is playing a major role in protecting the water resources of Michigan and the Great Lakes region and using those resources to promote economic development...
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May. 29, 2014
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May. 29, 2014
Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) is playing a major role in protecting the water resources of Michigan and the Great Lakes region and using those resources to promote economic develop...
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May. 2, 2014
The Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Integrative Toxicology is directing a $14.1 million initiative to better understand how environmental contaminants called dioxins affect human health and t...
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May. 2, 2014
Paul W. Smith Show podcast.
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May. 1, 2014
By Julie O’Connor Melissa Runge-Morris, WSU Institute of Environmental Health Sciences DETROIT — A team of researchers at Wayne State University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Univ...
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May. 1, 2014
[Photo Courtesy Kevin Ward] By Terri Mellow Plant trees near freeways to serve as green buffers for neighborhoods. Install air filters in city schools. Develop community campaigns to get everyone involv...
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May. 1, 2014
For nearly three years, researchers at the three University Research Corridor (URC) universities have worked together to study asthma among Arab Americans in the Detroit area with the goal of making sug...
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April 2014 Newsletter Articles