Our first stop on Beaver Island is a one-of-a-kind biological research facility operated by Central Michigan University.
Don Uzarski is director of CMU’s Great Lakes Research Institute, and my captain when I went for a lesson on the water. Continue reading
Earth Day is just around the corner and some researchers have landfills, recycling and sustainability on their mind.
Researchers at Michigan State University recently published a study on biodegradable plastics. They found some plastics marketed as biodegradable and more sustainable don’t work. Continue reading
Anyone who fishes the Great Lakes are probably familiar with pesky aquatic invasive species, things like sea lamprey and certain gobies.
Now, officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say they are granting $9.7 million to build a new invasive species laboratory in Presque Isle county.
The construction contract has been awarded to an Alpena county company, Crittenden. The work there will focus on how to repel and remove invasives from the Great Lakes. Continue reading
CMU has been awarded nearly $400,000 to expand its work on controlling invasive species in Michigan, which was the second highest grant amount received among 19 other organizations.
According to the DNR, the grant aims to evaluate and expand management tools for invasive species in the Great Lakes.
Cancer researchers said more effective drugs, better screening and smarter lifestyle choices have paved the way for higher cancer survival rates in recent years.
In fact, officials say more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Continue reading
Researchers looking into biofuel alternatives have made a discovery that may help further cancer research.
Michigan State University researchers say they have found what they call a cellular snooze button in algae cells. Continue reading
It’s well known that smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol are each associated with health risks.
Now researchers say tobacco usage and drinking together increases the risk of cancer in the esophagus synergistically. Continue reading
It’s common knowledge that being overweight isn’t good for your health, but according to researchers weight can also increase your chances of getting cancer.
The Centers For Disease Control says 66 percent of Michigan adults are overweight, and 33 percent are obese. Continue reading
Alma College has just been awarded five million dollars for improving STEM education. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.
One CMU student is spending her summer interning at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Continue reading
According to a new study, many parents would have no problem letting their children participate in health research.