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Grand Angels Invests In Ambiq Micro $10M Series B Funding

Grand Angels, a Grand Rapids-based investment group, announced its fifth funding commitment of 2013, investing in Ambiq Micro, a developer of low power integrated circuits.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/20/2013

A scanning electron microscope picture of a cancer cell. Uncredited photo from Wikimedia Commons

Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Targets Cancer Stem Cells

A major reason that breast cancer returns after treatment and spreads to other parts of the body is that current chemotherapy and radiation treatments do not kill the cancer stem cells. That premise provides the basis for a clinical trial open at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and two other sites testing a drug that has been found in laboratory studies to attack cancer stem cells.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2013

Neonatal ICU

UM Study Finds Inconsistent Scoring Of Newborn Intensive Care Units

Scoring methods commonly used to evaluate Newborn Intensive Care Units are inconsistent, according to new research from the University of Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/04/2013

University of Michigan Hospital (University of Michigan photo)

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Sparrow Children’s Center Affiliate

A new affiliation between Sparrow Children’s Center and the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will provide children and families in the mid-Michigan area with expanded pediatric specialty care close to home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2012

Overall stress levels from environmental threats are indicated in this graphic, with blue the least stressed and red the most stressed areas. GLEAM photo.

Environmental Threat Map Highlights Great Lakes Restoration Challenges

A comprehensive map three years in the making is telling the story of humans’ impact on the Great Lakes, identifying how “environmental stressors” stretching from Minnesota to Ontario are shaping the future of an ecosystem that contains 20 percent of the world’s fresh water.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/18/2012

The University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex, a former Pfizer Inc. research center

UM Recruits Harvard Health Care Researcher For New Institute

A Harvard University doctor and leader in health policy research who has devoted his career to making health care better and more fair will head a large new University of Michigan institute that focuses on those same goals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2012

Event Notices From October 5-7

The latest meeting and event notices from Michigan’s technology focused companies, institutions and people

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/07/2012

Origami cranes. Wikimedia Commons photo.

Nano-Origami Project Combines Art, Engineering

Engineers and artists at the University of Michigan will receive nearly $2 million from the National Science Foundation for a four-year research campaign to find out whether the ancient art of origami could bring nanotechnology into the third dimension.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2012

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EMU, UM Students Design No-Power Warming Blankets For Premature Babies Overseas

A team of one Eastern Michigan University student and several from the University of Michigan recently designed a warming blanket that can help such babies retain or increase their body heat in order to improve their survival rate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2012

Video clip of reef construction

Construction Of New Rock Spawning Reefs Will Help Great Lakes Native Fish

The first of nine rock reefs is under construction in the St. Clair River delta northeast of Detroit. The goal of the project, which is led by Michigan Sea Grant, is to boost populations of lake sturgeon and other rare native fish by providing river-bottom rock structures where they can spawn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2012