Science Market Update

Regenerating Bones at Michigan State University

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jan 21, 2016

A few years ago, we witnessed the biotechnology industry’s first steps into bone regeneration; for instance, the University of Southern California was experimenting with stem cells to rebuild broken ribs. Now Michigan State University is learning the nuances of repairing more general bone fractures.

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Top Vet Schools Conduct Millions in NIH-backed Research in 2015

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jan 19, 2016

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Tags: Michigan State University, Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, UMN, TAMU, MI, TX, MN, OH, Texas A&M, MSU, OhStu, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire™

UMich Commercializes Novel, Life Saving Splints

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Two years ago, we saw a remarkable advance in 3D printing technology: a professor and a doctor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor designed a splint to open the collapsing windpipe of a baby. A licensing agreement signed this month between these specialists and the 3D printing company Materialise will help such splints become a medical norm.

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MSU Group Builds a Better Toxin Receptor

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Nov 12, 2015

We saw this July how researchers can help beneficial drugs evade an overly belligerent immune system by coating them in a honey mixture. Perhaps unsurprisingly, highly evolved pathogens are able to sneak past and even distract the defense mechanisms of plants. Bringing hope to the situation is a research group at Michigan State University at East Lansing who has found out a way to empower plants against such tricky attacks.

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UMich Study Defends Against Viruses With Bananas

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Though it’s common knowledge that fruits and vegetables are part of a balanced diet, life science researchers continue to find health benefits in these foods beyond what anyone expected. Take the case of Ohio State University, for example, who three years ago found out that apples can lower levels of bad cholesterol. A new study from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor suggests that bananas can fight off viruses we’d otherwise be susceptible to.

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MSU Team Discovers Natural HIV Inhibitor

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Though there is currently no known cure for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), bioscientists at research universities across the globe are looking into ways to mitigate the disease. In our country, we’ve recently seen St. Louis researchers use bee venom to puncture HIV viruses and Twin Cities researchers investigate a genetic immunity to HIV. At Michigan State University, a team has discovered an inhibitor to the virus that is found inside the human body.

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Slowing Cancer With Yeast At U-M

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Yeasts are valuable as both tools and allies in the life sciences. We saw how yeast taught Ann Arbor researchers about DNA and showed Urbana-Champaign researchers how to save bats from a deadly disease. Now a team at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is learning from yeasts how to slow the onset of another deadly disease, namely cancer.

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MSU Researcher Weakens TB With Glaucoma Treatment

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Two years ago, we told the story of a University of Illinois researcher who discovered a potentially potent tuberculosis treatment in the form of bacteria found at the bottom of the sea. We now turn our attention to Michigan State University, where bioresearchers are using a well-known glaucoma treatment to shut down even the most drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis.

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UMichigan Researcher Finds Neurons Triggered by Sugar Stop Flies from Feeling Hungry

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Jul 21, 2015

When dieting or eating foods with artificial sweeteners, many people do not get the feeling of being full that they get when eating foods with real sugars. But how can we distinguish between between these two sweeteners, to feel full or not? 

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Tags: University of Michigan, Midwest, 2015, Ann Arbor, BioResearch Product Faire Event, MI, UMich, Neurons, Artificial Sweetener, Fruit Fly, Sugar

Ann Arbor Research Team Pinpoints MicroRNA With Flourescence

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Though it is not studied very heavily, microRNA plays a crucial role in several of life’s functions. We saw in a previous Science Market Update post how a strand of microRNA can decide whether or not embryonic tissue develops with defects, and how an Ohio State University research team used this information to develop methods of preventing such defects. Now a group of researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor has developed a novel way to pinpoint the previously elusive particles of microRNA.

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