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Spiders under a microscope

Bugs and Slugs and Spiders, Oh My!

July 14, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Volunteer Kathy Roberts gathers all manner of spineless creatures in her traps next to the rhizotron.

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Researchers Greg Waite and Josh Richardson at Villarrica volcano.

Researchers Connect Volcanic Activity to Mini-earthquakes

July 14, 2011
By Dennis Walikainen

Michigan Tech researchers are working to understand the  connection between mini-earthquakes and volcanoes, hoping to help protect people from volcano hazards. 

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Hungarian red-mud disaster.

From Oil Spill to Toxic Waste: the Polymer Solution

June 14, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Gerard Caneba, a professor of chemical engineering at Michigan Tech, is developing vinyl acetate polymers that not only could clean up toxic waste, but could transform sludge into a useful raw material.

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Hairong Wei developed a novel algorithm for identifying clusters of genes that regulate biological processes.

Molecular Biologist Uses Computer Science to Solve a Genetic Puzzle

June 10, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

A novel computer algorithm speeds identification of key genes that work together to regulate biological processes.

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Social Sciences Professor Collaborates on

Scholar Coauthors Book on Mining Company, Marquette Iron Range

June 10, 2011
By John Gagnon

Social Sciences Professor Terry Reynolds publishes a scholarly book on the history of Cleveland-Cliffs, Marquette iron range.

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Hunters are not the only ones responsible for wildlife conservation.

Environmental Scientists Call North American Model of Wildlife Conservation Flawed

June 9, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech and Michigan State scientists publish a critique of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.

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A fibrin-coated wire in a well plate, covered with pink cell culture medium.

A Stent Event: Michigan Tech Students Mimic Blood Flow in the Lab

May 24, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Discovering new ways to test what happens to stents inside arteries

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Graduate student Chee Huei Lee holds the nanotech filter, which can separate oil and water.

Nanotech Filter Separates Oil and Water

April 12, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Oil-loving nanotubes usher the oil through, keep the water out

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Seth Donahue's work on bear parathyroid hormone could lead to a new treatment for osteoporosis.

Do Bears Hold Key to Treating Osteoporosis? Michigan Tech Scientist Aims to Find Out

April 5, 2011
By Marcia Goodrich

Bear bones say strong, despite hibernating for months. The reason? Perhaps their hormones.

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TThe large, lighter colored wolf in the center is the immigrant from Canada dubbed The Old Gray Guy. The wolf to the left is his daughter and mate, who died during 2010. Photo by John Vucetich

Poop Reveals an Immigrant in Isle Royale Wolves' Gene Pool

March 30, 2011
By Jennifer Donovan

An immigrant male wolf came to Isle Royale from Canada in 1997 and made his mark on the gene pool of wolves there.

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