A virtual-reality cadaver developed at U-M's 3-D Lab allows students in the School of Dentistry to work on a replication of the human body that they can dissect virtually, using 3-D glasses and a joystick. In this video, faculty who use the 3-D cadaver and those who developed it discuss the unique learning device.
President Mary Sue Coleman joins U-M Glee Club alumni in singing "The Victors" at Wednesday's annual U-M Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Freed Photography)
Stem cells and bipolar disorder
New stem cell research published by scientists from the Medical School, and fueled by the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, may aid in the understanding of bipolar disorder. In this video, researchers describe how they used skin from people with bipolar disorder to derive the first-ever stem cell lines specific to the condition, which in turn help lead to clues that may improve treatment.
Colored, see-through solar cells invented at the College of Engineering could enable 'stained' glass windows, decorative panels and even shade that make electricity. In this video, Jay Guo, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, mechanical engineering, and macromolecular science and engineering, describes the cells, believed to be the first semi-transparent, colored photovoltaics, and which have the potential to vastly broaden the use of the energy source.
The Medical School's Class of 2014 May graduates celebrated the annual tradition known as Match Day on Friday. It is a national event at which graduating medical students learn simultaneously where they will go for residency. This video shows the prospective graduates celebrating their success and looking ahead to the next phase of their training as the doctors of tomorrow.