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January 22, 2014
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Great Lakes evaporation study dispels misconceptions, points to need for expanded monitoring program

ANN ARBOR — The recent Arctic blast that gripped much of the nation will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows. But the processes responsible for that welcome outcome are not … Continue reading

November 26, 2012
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Old Habits Die Hard: Helping Cancer Patients Stop Smoking

ANN ARBOR — It’s a sad but familiar scene near the grounds of many medical campuses: hospital-gowned patients, some toting rolling IV poles, huddled in clumps under bus shelters or warming areas, smoking cigarettes. Smoking causes 30 percent of all … Continue reading

November 7, 2012
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Commerce Guys Taps Microsoft Cloud to Evolve E-Commerce

Microsoft BizSpark One startup helps businesses adapt in a volatile economic landscape. REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 7, 2012 — E-commerce sales are expected to top $1.25 trillion by 2013 globally.* However, according to the CEO of Commerce Guys, e-commerce is … Continue reading

October 12, 2012
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Breaking a Genocide’s Silence: Rwandan Storytelling Exhibit Centerpiece of New National Archives

ANN ARBOR — One of the casualties of the 1994 Rwandan genocide was the culture’s storytelling tradition. Resurrecting it has been the mission of a project called Stories for Hope for the past four years. Now 99 narratives—conversations between youths … Continue reading

June 30, 2012
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Solar Car Powerhouse U-Mich. Gets Home Field Advantage in Upcoming American Race

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Across eight states in eight days, the nation’s winningest solar car team from the University of Michigan will defend its title next month in the American Solar Challenge that includes an overnight stop in its hometown. The … Continue reading

April 26, 2012
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Which Ads Are Winners? Your Brain Knows Better Than You Do

Study on smokers’ brains may mark dawn of a new age in advertising Advertisers and public health officials may be able to access hidden wisdom in the brain to more effectively sell their products and promote health and safety, UCLA … Continue reading

January 20, 2012
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For The Dogs: Team Performs Open-Heart Canine Surgeries

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Plagued with a defective heart valve that caused fluid accumulation in his lungs, Leo was in need of serious medical help. His loved ones opted for open-heart surgery. And after a successful operation, Leo is recovering … Continue reading