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A disc-shaped colony in which neural plate cells are marked by red fluorescent tags, while the neural plate border cells are tagged with green. The new study suggests that human embryonic stem cells differentiate into neural plate or neural plate border cells based in part on the physical signals they perceive while differentiating. Image: Xufeng Xue, Integrated Biosystems and Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Michigan.

The new study also reveals the important role of mechanical signals in the development of the human nervous system.

Grant Kruger

This award is designed to recognize exceptional scholarly achievements, as evidenced by publications and/or other scholarly activities in any academic field of study.

Natasha Qamar (Shell), Muhammed Abdullah (U-M ME), Adam Williams (Shell), Nathan Fink (Shell), Troy Doughman (Shell), Milad Korde (TSU), Cedrik Chaves (TSU), Joseph Fischer (TSU), Nikita Demidov (TSU)

ME Master's student Muhammad Abdullah was joined by teammates from Texas State University.

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The latest design of the arterial everter is a flexible tool with a tapered silicone tip that can spread the artery onto the coupler’s pins from almost any angle. The pins pierce through the artery and into the silicone without bending, and the tool’s shaft can be angled as needed. Credit: Carolyn McCarthy

Building Leaders

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Reconstructive surgery tech gets its start in an ME 450 class -- the ‘arterial everter’ has now been licensed to Baxter.
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The jerboa - a bipedal desert rodent native to North Africa and Central Asia. Credit: Christian Baker

Future Discovery

Built on an unshakeable foundation

From rodent to robot: how a hopping mouse and information theory could inform robotic locomotion.
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A car in MCity

Hard Problems

Huge impact

Professor Peng works to improve vehicle efficiency and self-driving safety.
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