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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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The Great Lakes are a precious resource, and a new study by Michigan Tech's Alex Mayer will help decision makers make informed choices on the watershed's development.

New Study Evaluates Ecological, Economic Impacts of Water Use in Great Lakes Region

August 1, 2012
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech and Arizona State University are spearheading this three-year study on how water makes its way through a watershed.

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Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center, on the University Waterfront

Great Lakes Research Center Dedication Thursday

July 27, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center, a hub of science, education and policy making. Sarah Bird photo

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GM's Chevy Camaro, a scarlet machine for the Green Racing Initiative

Hot Rods, Cool Technology: Michigan Tech and the Green Racing Initiative

July 10, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Bringing green tech to the world of auto racing

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Power-generating solar panels can take up a lot of space, leaving less room for solar heating systems. An ingenious discovery at Michigan Tech could lead to efficient, economical solar energy systems that can power your lights and heat your water.

More Heat, More Light: A Step Toward Better Solar Energy Systems

July 2, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Joshua Pearce has discovered how to make thin-film photovoltaic solar panels generate more electricity solarby integrating them in solar heating systems.

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Over 50 years ago, the Golden Gate Bridge District derailed efforts at regional regional planning in the San Francisco Bay Area, guaranteeing future generations some of the nation's worst traffic. Bay Bridge photo by Peter Ginter

Go Big, Play Hard, Michigan Tech Historian Tells Regional Planners

July 2, 2012
By Marcia Goodrich

Seventy-five years after the Golden Gate Bridge opened, Louise Nelson Dyble tells how its governing body stifled regional planning--a cautionary tale on the power of entrenched special interests.

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