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University of Michigan researchers have started a $9.2 million effort to combat a bug that can take hold in the gut after antibiotics kill off other bacteria.

The school announced Wednesday a five-year effort funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health that's part of a broader fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The funding for the university will be used to accelerate research into C-diff, the Clostridium difficile bacteria that causes severe diarrhea.

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Got an idea for medical research?

The University of Michigan wants to hear about it.

The university has launched wellspringboard.org as an online place to submit an idea and post a brief video. Once posted, the public will have an opportunity to vote.

Ideas getting a certain number of votes will be eligible for research money from U of M.

Anyone can donate to a project through a secure online site.

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Support from a brewer is helping Michigan State University lead an effort that seeks to help reduce high-risk drinking behavior on and around college campuses.

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation has awarded more than $262,000 to the school to bring the National Social Norms Center to East Lansing.

The school says the work is focused on changing behaviors and misperceptions related to alcohol and drug use.

Dennis Martell, health promotion director at Olin Student Health Center and an expert on student health issues, will serve as the center's executive director.

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Grand Rapids Native Dr. Michael Fossel joins us to talk about his latest book, The Telomerase Revolution, an exciting, cutting edge book on the science of aging. 

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Officials at the University of Michigan are partnering on an effort to spur collaboration among university researchers, advanced transportation startups and student innovators.

$6.5M to help Michigan researcher study cancer stem cells

Feb 4, 2016
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  A $6.5 million grant will help a University of Michigan researcher study cancer stem cells, the small number of cells within a tumor that fuel its growth and spread.

The Ann Arbor school on Thursday announced the Outstanding Investigator Award funding from the National Cancer Institute for Dr. Max Wicha.

The school says the award is roughly three times a traditional individual investigator award and is part of a new grant program developed by the National Cancer Institute.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan State University researcher has been awarded $4.2 million in grants to help in his work to improve the healing process of fractured bones.

The East Lansing school announced Monday that Kurt Hankenson, a veterinary scientist and expert in bone regeneration, is getting funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

Some fractured bones never heal properly. Hankenson says in a statement that he's seeking to identify different ways of "helping the body heal at any age."

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Michigan veterans would be eligible for grants to help them earn a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math under a new bipartisan bill in the state House.

If the bill becomes law, eligible veterans could receive up to $5,000 a year toward a STEM degree at a public university or community college in Michigan.

Students get hands-on experience with Stryker mobile lab

Nov 26, 2015

Students from Portage Middle School have gotten hands-on experience with medical devices produced by Kalamazoo-based medical technologies company Stryker Corp.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that for the first time since the Stryker's Mobile Instruments Laboratory was built a year ago, it was made available to students last week.

More than 100 students learned the function of instruments and got the chance to use some of them with help from volunteers from Stryker.

Van Andel Institute

Sep 16, 2015
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Guests from the Van Andel Institute come by each month. Today's topic is the Launch of NexGen inquiry, VAEI Science Academy. Jim Nicolette is our guest.

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