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Innovation

  1. Partnership with veterans impacts prehospital setting

    Critical care researchers and veterans are bringing new medical devices used to stop hemorrhage bleeds on the battlefield to civilian life.

  2. Michigan Medicine separates conjoined twins

    Two dozen specialists, aided by 3D printed models, recently separated 1-year-old sisters attached at the chest and abdomen. The surgery took 11 hours.

  3. Paul Milgrom, BA ’70, awarded Nobel Prize

    The 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences recognizes Milgrom’s work in improving auction formats. He and fellow researcher Robert Wilson were awarded the prize for their research about auction theory.

  4. U-M shifts to saliva-based surveillance testing for COVID-19

    Changes include streamlined sign-up, more locations, 6K weekly capacity.

  5. Satellite clerk’s office at UMMA registers thousands to vote

    The satellite city clerk’s office registers about 150-200 students per day. As of Oct. 13, more than 2,600 students registered and more than 2,900 voted in person at UMMA or by returning their ballot to the museum’s drop box.

  6. U-M counts record startups, inventions in FY20

    The University’s ‘innovation ecosystem’ launched 31 startups this fiscal year, a 40-percent increase over FY19, despite a period that included the pandemic and temporarily shuttered labs.

  7. Ecology in the digital age

    As opportunities for fieldwork at U-M’s Biological Station were placed on hiatus due to coronavirus, BioStation faculty and students shifted focus and discovered new wonders much closer to home.

  8. Promising new test could advance Alzheimer’s treatment

    A new blood test may detect this harrowing disease before symptoms appear, which would offer an affordable alternative to the brain imaging and behavioral tests that often fail to identify Alzheimer’s in its earliest stages.

  9. Medical students drive development of new pandemic course

    Students will explore various aspects of pandemic response using COVID-19 as a case study, from the history of pandemics; disaster response from the federal down to the local and institutional levels; and health inequities, among other topics.