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For energy efficiency, planes beat new cars

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

It may sound unlikely, but according to the University's Transportation Research Institute, on a per capita basis airplanes are more environmentally friendly than cars.

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Brehm Center, national organization to enhance diabetes studies

BY AMABEL KAROUB

The University’s Brehm Center and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation have partnered to investigate a new hypothesis about the origins of Type 1 Diabetes.

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Study shows link between drug abuse and violence

BY YARDAIN AMRON

Lead researcher Quyen Epstein-Ngo, a fellow at the Injury Center and a researcher at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, said the prescription drugs might be a factor in whether an argument turns violent.

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Study raises new questions about black holes

Jifeng Liu, Obtained from University of Michigan

BY IAN DILLINGHAM

On a desolate, rocky mountaintop in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, one of the world’s most advanced ground-based telescopes and a team of University researchers seek to shed light on some of the universe’s greatest astronomical phenomena.

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Visiting doctor lectures on brain tumor clinical trial

Tracy Ko/Daily

BY ALLANA AKHTAR

Jann Sarkaria, a renowned radiation oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, lectured Thursday about his current research on glioblastoma, a cancerous tumor.

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Taubman Institute gives $100K grant to cancer scientists

BY IAN DILLINGHAM

On Friday, the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute presented their $100,000 Taubman Prize to a pair of cancer scientists for their research into chronic myeloid leukemia.

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Transportation summit discusses future of vehicles

BY GIACOMO BOLOGNA

Last week was busy for the University's Transportation Research Institute, which announced the creation of the Michigan Mobility Transformation Center in the midst of its three-day long symposium on connected vehicles and infrastructure.

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TechArb startup creates new fuel injector

BY ARIANA ASSAF

Two engineering students have created a new method of fuel injection to make small engines more environmentally friendly.
Engineering graduate student Lihang Nong and Engineering alum Brett Merkel began work on PicoSpray in the University’s TechArb start-up lab in November 2010.

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University researcher leads archeological dig

BY RACHEL PREMACK

An ongoing archeological dig in Sudan conducted by a University researcher may unearth discoveries about an ancient Nubian city.

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Physics professors analyze discovery of God Particle

Austen Hufford/Daily

BY IAN DILLINGHAM

The fourth-floor Rackham Amphitheatre was filled to capacity on Wednesday night as panelists and the University’s physics community gathered to discuss one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of modern physics: the Higgs boson.

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