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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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Joshua Pearce with a Mendel RepRap 3D printer. The machine is made up of parts from any hardware store, open-source electronics and parts that it can make for itself--all the red, white and blue components.

Do It Yourself and Save: Open-Source Revolution is Driving Down the Cost of Doing Science

September 14, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Making equipment for the lab, in the lab

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Michigan Tech is leading a 4-nation study of the social and environmental impacts of biofuel production.

Michigan Tech Leads International Study of Social, Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Production

August 28, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech researchers join scientists from four countries to study the social and ecological impacts of biofuel production.  

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Gamma-ray burst

Spacetime: A Smoother Brew Than We Knew

August 22, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Photons jetting 7 billion light years across the universe from a gamma-ray burst arrived at Earth in a dead heat, calling into question just how foamy the universe may be.

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