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Mammoth on the Course: LSA Paleontologists Carefully Extract an 11,000-year-old Mammoth, While Golfers Pause to Watch
Friday, July 30, 2010 (1175 reads)

July, 2010/University of Michigan LSAWire


Professor Dan Fisher and Scott Beld (M.A. ’81, Ph.D. ’02) are driving through a rainstorm from Ann Arbor to the Morrison Lake Country Club near Saranac, Michigan. Despite the rain, the paleontology professor and research associate are determined to get to the course to continue excavating the tusk of an 11,000-year-old mammoth.

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Dow, MSU, Ferris State Named To Energy R&D Team
Friday, July 30, 2010 (1162 reads)

July 29, 2010/GLITR, Technology

The United States Department of Energy has selected Dow Building & Construction, a business group within the Advanced Materials Division of Midland-based Dow Chemical Co., to lead a multi-year project that will combine research and residential in-home testing to develop enhanced home energy efficiency retrofit solutions and best practices. Dow will work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, as well as Michigan State University and Ferris State University, with select contributions from Duke Energy, DTE Energy Corp. and Exelon Corp.

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Hands-On Education Knows No Limits
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 (1626 reads)

July 23, 2010/Michigan Tech

Second-year software engineering student Nikoli Wiens with his flugtag team's flying platypus.

The platypus is rare among mammals, laying eggs rather than bearing live offspring.  Even rarer is a 200-pound platypus egg that hatches into a helicopter as it careens off a 30-foot cliff into the water.

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Wayne State University wins 2010 Campus Technology Innovators Award
Friday, July 16, 2010 (1673 reads)

July 13, 2010/Wayne State University News


DETROIT - On July 19, administrators from Wayne State University's Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) office and the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) will be recognized at the Campus Technology 2010 conference hosted by Campus Technology magazine. Wayne State is one of 11 Campus Technology Innovators award winners, chosen from nearly 500 entries.



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OU-Beaumont Medical School has Hands-on Way of Training Doctors
Thursday, July 08, 2010 (2212 reads)

July 6, 2010/Detroit Free Press


Students at the new Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine won't be spending most of their first two years in lecture halls listening to traditional topics such as anatomy and physiology.


Instead, their priorities will be doing mandatory community service projects, receiving lessons on nutrition and wellness and talking to patients or practicing examination skills on lifelike mannequins.

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U-M's Stem Cell Study on ALS Looks Promising
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 (1954 reads)

July 7, 2010/Detroit News

Researchers hope to find spinal injections slow disease


Researchers at the University of Michigan are seeing positive results from the earliest stages of experiments designed to determine whether stem cells can help patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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