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Scientists from the Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids have published the first high-resolution image of a specialized taste protein called TRPM5, which could lead to new diabetes treatments. // Stock Photo

Van Andel Institute Scientists Model ‘Tasty’ Protein that May Lead to New Diabetes Treatments

A team led by scientists at Van Andel Institute (VAI) in Grand Rapids has published the first high-resolution images of TRPM5, a specialized protein concentrated in the tastebuds that relays messages to and from...
AEye, a high performance LiDAR solutions company, successfully tested its system from 1,000 meters in rain from behind windshield glass at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township. // Courtesy of AEye

AEye LiDAR Sensor Reaches Milestones at American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township

AEye, a global leader in adaptive, high-performance LiDAR solutions in California, announced its LiDAR sensor — known for its long-range capabilities — has reached the milestone of 1,000 meter range in rain from behind...
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The Chadsey-Condon Community Organization

The Chadsey-Condon Community Organization in Detroit was launched in 2006 to transform the lives of residents in the Chadsey-Condon neighborhood zones in the city. The organization has many committees, which includes the youth committee...
A scientist at SK Siltron CSS holding a silicon carbide wafer produced at the company's Auburn Hills' facility. // Courtesy of SK Siltron

SK Siltron to Invest $300M in Bay County Facility, Create up to 150 Jobs

South Korea-based SK Siltron CSS, a semiconductor wafer manufacturer, today announced plans to invest $300 million and create up to 150 high-paying, skilled jobs in Bay County over the next three years.The investment will...
The redbox+ two-in-one dumpster roll-off and portable toilet. The waste management solutions company was acquired by Belfor Franchise Group in Ann Arbor. // Courtesy of redbox+

Belfor Franchise Group Acquires Minnesota-based Waste Management Solutions Company

Belfor Franchise Group (BFG) in Ann Arbor, a global residential and commercial home services group, announced its acquisition of redbox+, a waste management solutions company that offers the industry’s only combination dumpster roll-off and...
The interior of the Paralee Boyd's Detroit salon and owner Dana White. // Courtesy of Paralee Boyd

Paralee Boyd Salon in Detroit to Start Nationwide Franchising this Fall

Detroit-based Paralee Boyd Salon owner Dana White, believed to be the first African-American woman to franchise a salon business, will begin to expand in the fall. White plans to have 20 locations in two...
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Volunteers of America Michigan

Volunteers of America Michigan is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1896 and has operated in Michigan ever since, providing transitional housing, employment services, and homelessness prevention to veterans and their families across the southern...
A rendering of the new GM Advanced Design Center in Pasadena, Calif. // Courtesy of GM

General Motors Invests $71M in New California Advanced Design Center

General Motors Co. in Detroit announced today it will invest more than $71 million to establish a new 149,000-square-foot campus in Pasadena, Calif. The new facility will house the GM Advanced Design Center and...
The Detroit Internet Exchange, with members such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, has announced it has received tax exempt status. // Stock Photo

Detroit Internet Exchange Granted Tax-exempt Status, Members Include Google, Amazon, and Microsoft

After several years of planning, the Detroit Internet Exchange (DET-iX) in Southfield has been granted tax-exempt status, establishing itself as a long-term, standalone entity and furthering its commitment to improve Michigan internet connectivity.Founded in...