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Bringing Together Insights on Zika


Understanding the full history the Zika virus along with new developments is key to getting a vaccine and medicine to prevent and relieve Zika infections. This includes knowing all the transmission methods--it's more than a mosquito bite.
13-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

GUIDE-Seq: Genetic Duct Tape and DNA Damage


GUIDE-Seq technology observes DNA damages and speeds the detection of DNA repair. "Without DNA repairing, we wouldn't be able to survive," says Guiliang Tang, a professor of biological sciences at Michigan Tech who helped lead a new study exploring...
28-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Invisibility Cloak with Photonic Crystals


Almost as elusive as unicorns, finding practical materials for invisibility cloaking is challenging. Michigan Technological University researchers have new ideas how to solve that. They're using crystal "atoms" made of dielectric rods called...
31-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bioenergy Across the Americas

To solve complex global challenges, like the social and environmental impacts of bioenergy development, researchers turn to PIRE. That stands for Partnership in International Research and Education and is a program through the National Science...
22-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sticking It to Rogue RNA


Michigan Technological University scientists have developed a process that could lead to stickier—and better—gene therapy drugs. The drugs, called antisense DNA, are made from short, single strands of synthetic DNA.
10-Aug-2016 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Watch a Tiny Space Rocket Work

Moving a nanosatellite around in space takes only a tiny amount of thrust. Engineers from Michigan Technological University and the University of Maryland teamed up, put a nanoscale rocket under a microscope, and watched what happened.
8-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Multitasking Proteins: Unexpected Properties of Galectin-3


Galectin-3, a well-known lectin protein that binds with sugars, could have a number of interactions with other sugar-seeking proteins, which may complicate the biological processes that drive cancer growth, neural growth and white blood cell...
4-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Probing Quantum Phenomena in a Tiny Transistor


Nearly 1,000 times thinner than a human hair, nanowires can only be understood with quantum mechanics. Using quantum models, physicists from Michigan Technological University have figured out what drives the efficiency of a silicon-germanium (Si-Ge)...
7-Jul-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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