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LSI’s Innovation Partnership targets deadly diseases
through novel initiative

Cancer, diabetes, strep infections and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s are the first targets of the Life Sciences Institute’s Innovation Partnership, which shepherds promising biomedical discoveries from labs to the marketplace. Four projects recently were selected for first-round funding totaling $680,000. More >

Loan-default models didn't warn of crisis

A researcher at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business says statistical models that predict loan defaults failed to warn lenders about risky borrowers because these models rely too much on hard information, such as credit scores and loan-to-value ratios, and not enough on soft information from personal contact with borrowers, such as a person's job security, upcoming expenses, or other observable behaviors that may help predict the likelihood of default. More >

UROP marks 20 years

As an undergraduate in the late 1980s, Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan wanted to learn more about biology and what type of research it involved. It just so happens his interest coincided with the unveiling of a fledgling university program that provided students research opportunities with faculty members. More >

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