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November 12, 2013

Understanding autophagy through art

Michigan's World Class - Autophagy: Understanding Science through Artistic Expression

A unique artistic collaboration among a cell biologist, composer, choreographer and scientific illustrator helps convey the process of autophagy, in which cells break down and dispose of that which no longer is needed while recycling essential parts worth keeping. The project was the brainchild of Dan Klionsky, Arthur G. Ruthven Professor of Life Sciences. Watch a longer documentary on the autophagy collaboration on "Detroit Performs," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on WTVS Detroit Public TV.

November 7, 2013

Surgical improvement

A better tool for minimally invasive surgery | MconneX | MichEpedia

U-M engineers, in collaboration with the Medical School, have developed a new, affordable tool to make performing minimally invasive surgery easier for surgeons. The tool, called FlexDex, acts as an extension of the surgeon’s arm, allowing the doctor to control it in a natural and intuitive manner. In this video, Shorya Awtar, associate professor of mechanical engineering, discusses how FlexDex works.

November 6, 2013

Parks in Focus

Flint-area middle school students train their cameras on a turtle at Seven Lakes State Park as part of the Parks in Focus program, which partnered with UM-Flint University Outreach and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Flint to give youngsters an opportunity to visit parks and develop photography skills at the same time. The students’ nature photographs are part of an exhibit that opens Friday at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum​. Photo by Lindsay Stoddard, UM-Flint University Outreach.