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One half is made of cells that will become amniotic ectoderm, the other half consists of pluripotent epiblast cells that in nature make up the embryonic disc.

Jianping Fu's research has shown that pluripotent stem cells can self-organize into a structure similar to the amniotic sac, an early stage of human development. The discovery could be used to study why pregnancies fail.

ALL TOGETHER NOW: The Liu lab’s microfluidic apparatus (top) allows the measurement of mechanical forces on 128 cells simultaneously. The bottom panel shows a filtering unit (left) that removes clumps of cells and debris before single cells enter a continuous microchannel folded into 16 columns with 4 aspiration chambers per column (center). Each chamber connects to a micropipette through which mechanical forces can be applied to individual cells (right). 

Assistant Professor Allen Liu was featured in an article in The Scientist titled "The Mechanobiology Garage: New tools for investigating how physical forces affect cells."

High thermal conductivity in polyelectrolyte thin films via controlled ionization. Credit: Science Advances (2017). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700342

Professor Pipe and a team of U-M researchers have found a way to change plastic's molecular structure, making it as thermally conductive as glass

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Ibrahim displaying his device designed specifically to administer long-term contraceptive implants

Building Leaders

Who change the world

Ibrahim demonstrates a device designed specifically to administer long-term contraceptive implants to meet the needs of rural populations in low- and middle-income countries in Ethiopia.
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In the U-M ME's unique ultra-low vibration lab, engineers are able to measure how heat radiates from one surface to another in a vacuum at distances down to 2 nanometers.

Future Discovery

Built on an unshakeable foundation

In the U-M ME’s unique ultra-low vibration lab, engineers are able to measure how heat radiates from one surface to another in a vacuum at distances down to 2 nanometers.
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A simulation created by Prof. Arruda's lab of two helmets impacting

Hard Problems

Huge impact

A shock-absorbing football helmet system being developed by Professor Ellen Arruda could blunt some dangerous physics that today’s head protection ignores.
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