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Michigan Tech Research Funding Climbs

December 1, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Research funding at Michigan Tech increased by more than 28 percent during the past fiscal year.

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Journal of Biological Chemistry

Researchers Begin to Decipher Metabolism of Sexual Assault Drug

November 20, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Research cracks metabolism code of date rape drug.

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Wayne Weaver

Building a Grid that Plays Nice

November 17, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Wayne Weaver looks to adapt smart grid technology to smaller electrical networks, from military outposts to a solar-powered home.

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Great Lakes Research Center architect's rendering

State Authorizes Michigan Tech to Seek Construction Bids for Great Lakes Research Center

November 12, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

The Michigan Legislature’s Joint Capital Outlay Committee meeting in Lansing today authorized Michigan Technological University to seek construction bids for its planned Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC).

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Michigan Tech's Robert Froese in a stand of poplars

Michigan Tech, Michigan State Sign Biofuel Research Contract with Frontier Renewable Resources

November 9, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Research at Michigan Tech and Michigan State Universities will support development of the state's first cellulosic ethanol plant in the eastern UP.

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Isle Royale National Park, where moose carcasses, like the one on which wolves are feeding in the lower map, produce pulses of nutrients that affect soil fertility, decomposition, and the nutrition of plants growing nearby.

Wolves, Moose and Biodiversity: An Unexpected Connection

November 2, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Moose eat plants; wolves kill moose. Surprisingly, this classic predator-prey interaction makes a major impact on biodiversity.

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Forest science PhD student Tara Bal

Grad Student Takes Aim at Sugar Maple Dieback

October 26, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

PhD student Tara Bal uses an unorthodox method to collect leaves from the treetops.

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Gordon Parker

Michigan Tech Researchers Lead Project to Develop Cleaner, More Efficient Diesel Engines

October 20, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Effort is funded by a $2.8 million grant from the DOE National Energy Technology Lab

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Wildfires near San Diego

Michigan Tech Research Institute Receives NIH Grant to Study Wildfires, Health

October 15, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Where there are wildfires, there is smoke. And climate change may mean more wildfires and more intense ones. What might that mean for the health of people downwind from the smoke? 

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Mike Gibson

Transplanted Liver Cells Hold Hope for Treating Inherited Diseases

October 8, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Mike Gibson has spent most of his professional life trying to better understand genetic metabolic disorders that arise in children. With that knowledge, he is working to develop treatments in mice--including liver-cell transplants--that could one day be used to treat a variety of liver-based illnesses in people.

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