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Replacing animal testing with synthetic cell scaffolds

Kelley Christensen, Michigan Tech News

February 25, 2020

In the field of cancer research, the idea that scientists can disrupt cancer growth by changing the environment in which cancerous cells divide is growing in popularity. The primary way researchers have tested this theory is to ...

Graduate research colloquium

Ranit Karmaker, Lode Writer

February 25, 2020

To achieve perfection, we not only need a great deal of hard work towards a particular deed but along with that would need adequate practice to obtain success in it. We need to spend a large amount of time and effort to bring pe...

MTRI takes robots underground

Allison Mills, Unscripted Research Blog

February 25, 2020

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is holding a Subterranean Challenge. Three competition environments โ€” mine tunnels, urban underground and natural cave systems โ€” in two tracks โ€” virtual simulations and sy...

Biomechanics of glaucomas

Biomechanics of glaucomas

February 11, 2020

Snowball ban in Houghton

Snowball ban in Houghton

February 11, 2020

Investigating the processing of steel

Karisa Steffens, Tech Editor

February 11, 2020

Ever had an interest in learning more about events that affect steel processing? On Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 11:00 a.m., Bryan Webler will be giving a lecture on one such phenomenon. He will focus specifically on non-metallic inclusions, or...

Defect danger zone: for lithium metal, smaller is stronger

Allison Mills, Michigan Tech News

February 4, 2020

Historically, as in decades ago, rechargeable lithium metal batteries were dangerous. These batteries were quickly abandoned in favor of Li-ion batteries which contain no metallic lithium and are now widely used. In efforts to...

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