• Energy independence in Puerto Rico

    The stakes are high for this U-M team that traveled 2,000 miles from Ann Arbor to Adjuntas. In collaboration with the local nonprofit Casa Pueblo, they hope to bring energy independence to “The City of the Sleeping Giant.” Retrofitting the generator and setting up the gasifier is one of the key components in this project.

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  • Stone-age ‘likes’

    In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, U-M paleolithic archeologist Brian Stewart and colleagues establish that the practice of exchanging eggshell beads over long distances spans a much longer period of time than previously thought.

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  • Faster screening to hit “undruggable” targets

    Medicines made from coiled protein fragments could provide a new handle on hard-to-treat diseases like cancer, but they are difficult to design. A new technique, developed at the University of Michigan, could change that. It can harness bacteria to produce billions of different drug candidates that won’t fall apart quickly inside the body.

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  • Launching Solar Orbiter

    For more than a decade, a U-M team helped develop the scientific payload aboard Solar Orbiter. For colleagues Sue Lepri and Jim Raines, this moment has been 13 years in the making.

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