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Invasive wetlands Phragmites tower over 5-foot-tall Michigan Tech Research Institute  intern  Naomi Hamermesh (now a MTRI employee).

Following Phragmites Home: Scientists Use Satellite Data to Map Invasive Species in Great Lakes Wetlands

December 17, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Scientists from the Michigan Tech Research Institute in Ann Arbor worked with other researchers and agencies to map the locations of an invasive reed called Phragmites in the wetlands along the entire US coast of the Great Lakes.

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Taillight lens material by 3M

Enterprise Students Help 3M Build a Better Taillight

December 12, 2012
By Kevin Hodur

Michigan Tech Enterprise students worked with 3M to test how one of their new materials handled the process of thermoforming, leading to a redesigned taillight on several 2013 model-year cars.

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Michigan Tech's Chee-Wooi Ten aims to ratchet up cyber security for electrical substations to help protect the nation's power grid.

Beyond Firewalls: Protecting the Grid from Cyber Attacks

November 9, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech's Chee-Wooi Ten aims to ratchet up cyber security for electrical substations to help protect the nation’s power grid.

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spots on flies

Spotting a Trend in the Genes

October 10, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

 Biological Sciences researcher Thomas Werner and his PhD student, Komal Kumar Bollepogu Raja, study cancer-causing genes in fruit flies.

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CD47: An AK-47 in the Battle Against Cancer?

October 8, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

This stealthy protein could help smuggle chemotherapy drugs to the site of the tumor

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Salt Power: Watt's Next in Rechargeable Batteries?

October 5, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Sodium could be an effective, inexpensive substitute for lithium, but it has a drawback that Michigan Tech's Reza Shahbazian-Yassar hopes to address.

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Michigan Tech, Portage Health Team up on Sleep Studies

October 1, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Researchers from Michigan Tech and Portage Health are teaming up to attack sleep apnea.

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Victor Busov tends the baby poplars whose genetics he is studying.

Growing Better Poplars for Biofuels

September 19, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

A Michigan Tech plant geneticist is working to help tree breeders learn how to grow better trees for biofuels. 

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Diabetes, a disease affecting nearly 26 million Americans, results when insulin fails to ferry glucose into cells, causing sugar to accumulate in the blood. Xiaoqing Tang has shed light on the insulin production process.

miRNA Derails Protein that Blocks Insulin Production

September 17, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Xiaoqing Tang has discovered how a micro-RNA molecule shared by mice and people seems to jumpstart insulin production.

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School of Business and Economics researcher hopes to help vets become entrepreneurs.

Boots to Briefcases: Veterans as Entrepreneurs

September 14, 2012
By Dennis Walikainen

Saurav Pathak from the School of Business and Economics seeks to help veterans succeed as entrepreneurs.

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