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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.

Hilary Farrell

 A new $55 million science-driven facility is open for students and faculty at Grand Valley State University.

The P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science will house the university’s Cell and Molecular Biology programs, along with other departments and research fields.

GVSU Provost Gayle Davis says the space allows the university to expand current course offerings, which benefits students pursuing science-related careers as well as other degree fields.

Small earthquake recorded in Michigan, felt miles away

Jun 30, 2015

Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in southern Michigan has been felt in parts of the state.
 
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3-magnitude temblor was recorded Tuesday morning northeast of Union City.
 
As of Tuesday afternoon, state police say no injuries or damage have been reported.
 
The earthquake was centered southeast of Battle Creek, where the Battle Creek Enquirer reports a low rumbling preceded a single jolt.
 

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