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Thyroid Cancer Biomarker Assays May Show Inaccurate Readings

Two thyroid cancer biomarkers go through a clumping cycle that may interfere with cancer detection tests. New research from Michigan Technological University explores a driving force behind the problem: a protein with a sweet tooth.
12-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Shining More Light on Solar Panels


A better understanding of how light reflects off different surfaces has improved action movies, videogames and now solar panels. A team from Michigan Technological University and Queen's University have found a way to get more sun to shine on the...
22-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New HOLODEC Study in Science on Using Holography to Better Understand Clouds

Watching the clouds go by, swirls of white puff up and melt away. New research led by Michigan Technological University analyzes how those clouds mix using holographic imaging and an airborne laboratory.
1-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Catalyst Yields More Accurate PSA Test


A research team led by Michigan Technological University chemist Xiaohu Xia has developed a catalyst that improves the sensitivity of the standard PSA test over 100-fold. The new catalyst mimics the action of biochemicals found in nature, called...
16-Sep-2015 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Making a Difference with Open Source Science Equipment

Science can be expensive. But making customized scientific equipment doesn’t have to be. Researchers at Michigan Technological University have compiled economic data on the effectiveness of open source hardware in the laboratory—and the process...
11-Sep-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Making Hydrogen Fuel from Water and Visible Light Highly Efficient


Michigan Tech researchers have streamlined a method to improve the splitting water into hydrogen molecules using visible light. Their work paves the way for more sustainable hydrogen fuels.
20-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Following the Fire: Preventing Floods and Erosion


Flames are not the only danger from wildfires. Burned areas are at risk for floods and landslides, which Michigan Tech researcher Mary Ellen Miller seeks to prevent.
14-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Making a Better Nitrate Test Kit

This little black box could change how we study one of the world's biggest water quality issues. Our Michigan Tech team joined up with the Nitrate Elimination Company to create this this new nitrate test kit.
5-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fuego Volcano Eruptions in Guatemala Recorded and Studied by Michigan Tech Volcanologist


1-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Michigan Tech Experts Weigh in on Mine Remediation


13-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Earthquake Expert Available to Talk About Nepal


12-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Earthquake Researcher Familiar with Nepal


27-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Air, Earth, Water Research Join Hands at Michigan Tech


An interdisciplinary lab at Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center brings air, earth and water scientists together to study climate and environmental issues.
19-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Sustainable Forest Management--What We Say and What We Do


There is a proven system for sustainable management of northern hardwood forests. Everyone subscribes to it, but a study shows few are actually doing it.
27-May-2014 3:55 PM EDT

With Heartbleed, Time Is Not on Your Side


11-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

What's Going on Under the Ice? Researchers Take a Peek


Most people are fed up with winter, but Guy Meadows loves it. Ice and snow give the director of Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) in the frigid Upper Peninsula of Michigan a chance to do something few others...
4-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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