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In First Test, Specially Timed Signals Ease Tinnitus Symptoms

A new treatment device is taking aim at the root cause of ringing in the ears. Next up: an additional clinical trial to further refine the approach…. Millions of Americans hear ringing in their ears — a condition called tinnitus — but a new study shows an experimental device could...

Science Friday: A Temporary Relief For Tinnitus Sufferers

For more than 50 million Americans, there’s no such thing as peace and quiet, because every moment of silence is accompanied by a persistent ringing in the ears. Tinnitus, which has no cure, is a problem that affects people of all ages. But now there’s a treatment for the neurological...

U-M startup May Mobility blazes toward autonomous fleet market

While the Big Three automakers are still in the research and development phase, University of Michigan startup May Mobility already has tested its bright green-and-white driverless shuttles on public streets in downtown Detroit, and has ambitious plans for growth. The company recently licensed five autonomous driving-related technologies from U-M that...

Kevlar-based artificial cartilage mimics the magic of the real thing

The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces on our bodies. Synthetic materials couldn’t match it—until “Kevlartilage” was developed by researchers at the University of Michigan and Jiangnan University. “We know that we consist mostly of water—all life does—and yet...

Diamond Kinetics to launch Pitchtracker throwing motion sensor in 2018

The CEO of Diamond Kinetics, a leading bat-sensor company, said his company will release its first product that tracks the throwing motion in early 2018. While appearing on the SportTechie podcast this week, Diamond Kinetics’ co-founder and top executive, CJ Handron, told Bram Weinstein that its next offering would focus...

Confo Therapeutics Enters Into Drug Discovery Collaboration with Roche

Confo Therapeutics, an emerging drug discovery company, announced today that it has entered into a research collaboration and license agreement with Roche for the discovery, development and commercialisation of novel, small molecule agonists of an undisclosed G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) for the treatment of neurological and developmental disorders. Under the...

Kelly Sexton to Head U-M Innovation Partnerships

Kelly Sexton, an assistant vice chancellor at North Carolina State University, has been named associate vice president for research — technology transfer and innovation partnerships at the University of Michigan. Her appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents and is effective Jan. 16, 2018. Sexton will provide leadership...

U-M startup Give and Takeinc secures $2.2 million to launch platform that will help enterprises scale knowledge collaboration and build giving cultures

Ann Arbor-based Give and Take Inc., a tech startup that allows employees at companies to better collaborate and share knowledge, announced Thursday morning that it has raised a seed funding round of $2.2 million and launched the beta version of its software platform, called Givitas. The company raised the money...

UM tech transfer office sets record with 444 inventions

The University of Michigan’s faculty, researchers and startups reported a record 444 inventions this year. Researchers topped last year’s 428 inventions to continue its streak of five straight years of more than 400 inventions, a UM news release said. The UM Technology Transfer Office tallied 172 U.S. patents this year,...
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