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  1. Targeting multiple COVID variants through the twist in the spike protein

    Particles that gum up the keys that the virus uses to enter cells could one day be an effective COVID treatment whenever vaccines and other treatments fall short.

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  2. Bridge in a box: Unlocking origami’s power to produce load-bearing structures

    Foldable origami with thick panels opens a world of possibilities.

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  3. Explaining a supernova’s ‘string of pearls’

    It looks like the same mechanism that breaks up airplane contrails might be at play in forming the clumps of hydrogen gas that ring the remnant of supernova 1987A.

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  4. GenAI diffusion models learn to generate new content more consistently than expected

    Award-winning research led by Prof. Qing Qu discovered an intriguing phenomenon that diffusion models consistently produce nearly identical content starting from the same noise input, regardless of model architectures or training procedures.

  5. Auto industry deadlines loom for impaired-driver detection tech, U-M offers a low-cost solution

    Current technologies already in use could help prevent crashes and deaths linked to impaired driving.

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  6. Human stem cells coaxed to mimic the very early central nervous system

    The first organized stem cell culture model that resembles all three sections of the embryonic brain and spinal cord could shed light on developmental brain diseases.

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  7. Improving traffic signal timing with a handful of connected vehicles

    Communities could reduce costs and cut vehicle emissions—all in the name of shortening your trip.

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  8. Widely used AI tool for early sepsis detection may be cribbing doctors’ suspicions

    When using only data collected before patients with sepsis received treatments or medical tests, the model’s accuracy was no better than a coin toss.

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  9. Leader in robotics at U-M and beyond elected to National Academy of Engineering

    Dawn Tilbury is recognized for advances in manufacturing network control and human-robot interaction, as well as engineering leadership.

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  10. Mariel Lavieri selected to join the New Voices program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

    The U-M industrial and operations engineer is recognized for excellence in research related to human health as well as championing diversity, equity and inclusion.

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