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I-Corps helps researchers learn to be entrepreneurs.

Researchers Invited to Learn Essentials of Entrepreneurship

March 20, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

To help researchers fast-track their technologies to the marketplace, Michigan is launching a new entrepreneurial training program called Michigan Innovation Corps (I-Corps).

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Nearly all fresh fruit and vegetables are safe and nutritious. Michigan Tech researcher Jaroslaw Drelich has developed a new antimicrobial compound that could make our food supply even safer.

Michigan Tech Scientist Honored for Food Safety Innovation

March 18, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

New material could have dozens of uses

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The fibroblasts (cells involved in scar tissue formation) had adhered to a magnetoelastic coating. The top cell was subjected to vibration and became rounder and less sticky than the elongated cell, which was not vibrated.

On the Horizon: Implants with Built-in Sensors that Can Shake off Infection?

March 12, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Special coatings could fight bacteria and discourage the growth of scar tissue on medical implants

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jason and student

Men and Women and Stress

February 27, 2013
By Dennis Walikainen

Researchers are looking at the physiological differences between men and women when it comes to handling mental stress.

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Joshua Pearce's group cleans plastic milk jugs, removes the labels and shreds them into plastic before turning them into plastic filament for 3D printers.

Turning Trash into Cash . . . and Saving Energy

February 25, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

3D printers may soon let nearly anyone turn milk jugs into valuable products, says Joshua Pearce.

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Elena Semouchkina tests ceramic resonators in the anechoic chamber in her lab.

Ceramic Resonators Open Metamaterial Doors

February 4, 2013
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech researcher uses ceramic resonators as metamaterials to bend electromagnetic microwaves is unusual ways. 

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Seals in Antarctica are unfazed by cold and photographers.

Snow Going for Road-Building Engineers in Antarctica

January 15, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

It takes time and patience, but Russ Alger proves you can build tractor-tough snow pavement at the bottom of the world.

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Cancer cells on the left treated with rice-cell secretions are markedly less vigorous than the untreated cells on the right.

Rice-Cell Cocktail Kills Cancer Cells, Leaves Normal Cells Alone

January 11, 2013
By Marcia Goodrich

Opening the door to kinder, gentler cancer treatments

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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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