Science Market Update

New Biological Science Building Under Construction at the University of Michigan

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Construction of a new 300,000 square foot Biological Science Building is well under way at UM Ann Arbor. The $261 million project began in the spring of 2015 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018. University of Michigan Planner Sue Gott reported that, "The steel erections and concrete work are almost completed,” in an article for Michigan Live.

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$78.5M For New Research Facilities at University of Michigan

Posted by Emily Olson on Fri, Nov 11, 2016

A $78 million project to renovate two empty buildings at the former pharmaceutical research complex at the University of Michigan, known as the North Campus Research Complex, was recently approved by the UM board of regents. The 101,000 square feet of renovated space will be used to create more than 50 modern research laboratories for UM Medical School researchers.

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UM Professor Tells Cells to Regrow Bone

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Bioscientists are constantly discovering new methods to accelerate bone healing. First, we saw them use stem cells to regenerate ribs, and then we saw them add a protein that boosts bone regeneration. Both of these techniques involve introducing new and foreign substances into the body, which run the risk of rejection. A new study from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor shows that, in fact, cells already at the injury site know how to repair bone if you know how to remind them.

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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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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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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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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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Destroying Plaque With Enzymes at the University of Michigan

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, May 14, 2015

Despite our advances in dental hygiene technology and promotion of healthy habits, plaque continues to plague our nation. Surveys indicate that nearly 39 percent of adults in the United States have periodontitis, also known as gum disease. At the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a team of bioscientists is working to find more effective ways to destroy plaque.

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Finding the Right Genetic Recipe at Ann Arbor

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Mar 19, 2015

DNA is a lot like a genetic recipe: change up the order of the ingredients, and you might get an entirely different dish. At the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, bioresearchers are cooking up some new results that better explain the effects of modifying DNA and what that means for evolution as a whole.

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Personalizing Cancer Treatment at Ann Arbor

Posted by Sam Asher on Thu, Dec 25, 2014

Personalization is all the rage in both the holiday shopping scene and in the realm of cancer treatment. The truth is, everyone wants to feel special, like his or her needs and desires are being specifically catered to. Bringing a new level of personalization to the cancer scene is the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where researchers are developing a way to grow a patient’s cancer outside of their body so that they can better monitor and test it.

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