Catching cancer cells
Could cancer be diagnosed with a simple blood test? A new chip can trap the one cancer cell in a billion normal cells. In this video, Sunitha Nagrath, assistant professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering, describes how her lab developed the chip with other members of the Translational Oncology team.
President Barack Obama made his third visit to U-M, promoting his effort to raise the federal minimum wage. Addressing a crowd at the Intramural Sports Building on Wednesday, the president said, "Fair wages and higher profits are not mutually exclusive." Click the photo to view a slideshow of Michigan Photography images from the event. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)
From left, Alex Huryk and Anthony Kott perform during the UpstART Festival, a four-day inaugural event that explores the dynamic ways in which the arts permeate and influence learning across all disciplines at U-M. The festival continues through Thursday, culminating with a free student show at the Power Center. (Photo by Mark Jones)
Final fireside chat
About 100 students surprised President Mary Sue Coleman at her final fireside chat Monday afternoon at the Michigan Union. The monthly gatherings are typically more intimate, and Coleman called the last setting with students "bittersweet." The Division of Student Life organizes the fireside chats. (Photo by Joel Johnson, Michigan Photography)
Utilities Services Manager Michael Swanson walks along tunnels leading from the Central Power Plant. The six-plus miles of university tunnels support building operations and research, and coexist just yards from the Diag, Hill Auditorium, the Michigan Union and other campus landmarks. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)