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Beaumont Health Seeks Participants for Last-Phase Cancer Study

Beaumont Health urologists today announced they are seeking participants for a minimally invasive, Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI) guided prostate cancer study. The technology, in its final phase of development, locates the tumor and safely applies ultrasound energy to destroy the cancerous cells in a precise manner.

Report: Consumer Demand For Vehicle Technology Varies

IHS Markit, a Southfield-based automotive analytics company, today released the findings of a report on vehicle technology, which states that full autonomy in new vehicles is not yet a widespread technology preference, with only 44 percent of respondents finding it desirable, but that the same audience ranked it among the top features they would be willing to pay for.

Dow Chemical Opens Global Headquarters in Midland, Announces $100M Innovation Center

Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. today announced the opening of its Global Dow Center. The company also commenced construction on a $100 million Innovation Center that will provide for space more than 200 R&D workers, as well as beginning work on a 20,000-square-foot H.H. Dow Visitors and Heritage Center.

Report: Electrification Could Eliminate 75 Percent of Top Auto Suppliers

In a newly published paper, automotive strategy consultant Paul Eichenberg predicts that 75 percent of the world’s top 100 automotive suppliers will not survive the industry shift to electrification unless adaptation plans are made now.

GM Officially Exits European Market, July U.S. Sales Drop 14 Percent

Detroit automaker General Motors Co. today announced the close of a $2.2 billion sale of their Opel and Vauxhall brands to Groupe PSA, making the French auto manufacturer the second largest car manufacturer in Europe with a 17 percent market share.

Report: Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals Continues to Rise Across Michigan, Nationwide

The Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) today released a report detailing the findings of a cybersecurity skills gap analysis, identifying almost 350,000 cybersecurity-related job postings nationally from July 2015 to June 2016.

Beaumont Health Advances Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Following the addition this year of acupuncture to the American College of Physicians protocol for treating chronic back pain, the treatment is now being offered at three Beaumont Health locations in Macomb and Oakland counties.

Southfield-based Lear Corp. Announces Detroit Office Plans

Southfield-based automotive seating supplier Lear Corp. today announced renovation plans for the Hemmeter Building located at 230 East Grand River Ave. in Detroit (Paradise Valley). The company plans to use floors four to seven for administrative office space, executive offices, and a new business incubation center; the remaining floors will be leased to business partners and professional service providers.

Gov. Snyder Allocates $1M in Funding for MI Bright Future

As part of the state’s School Aid Fund, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder today announced a $1 million designation for MI Bright Future, a program that allows students to connect with local employers to gain experience after high school.

Report: SUV Sales Drive Green Vehicle Market

Online automotive retailer Edmunds today announced research that indicates the diversification of environmentally-friendly SUV lineups has propelled a jump in sales of green vehicles during the first half of 2017, marking the end of a three-year decline in green vehicle sales. The car-buying platform says SUVs now makeup 22.9 percent of the green vehicle market, up from 5.2 percent in 2012.

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