Test Strips for Cancer Detection Get Upgraded with Nanoparticle Bling

September 13, 2017

Detecting cancer could be as easy as a home pregnancy test. However, commercially available test strips are not sensitive enough to detect the very low concentrations of cancer biomarkers in blood. Platinum-coated gold nanoparticles developed by a team led by Michigan Tech researchers could change that to make cheap and simple test strip detection a reality.

The research was published in Nano Letters recently and you can read the full news release on Michigan Tech’s news website.… Read the rest

Calendar – Fun – Annual Ford Airport Day – Sept. 16

September 13, 2017

Iron Mountain – The Annual Ford Airport Day will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. CDT at the Ford Airport in Iron Mountain.

Come enjoy displays aircraft, Young Eagle flights for youth 8 to 17, a custom car show, a Snoopy simulator, aircraft pedal cars, displays by CAP, tour the historical museum, see Ford memorabilia and more.

Flights are available on EAA 1929 Ford Tri-Motor Friday through Sunday. Go to www.flytheford.org to signup.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Strut Your Mutt 2017 – Sept. 16

September 13, 2017

Marquette – “Strut Your Mutt 2017” charity walk to benefit the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette.

Strut Your Mutt may just be the most fun you can have while supporting your local no-kill shelter. It is an awesome event for four- and two-legged participants of all ages. It’s a fun morning with prizes, dog contests, games, raffles and pet-themed and people vendors. Enjoy free breakfast goodies and music while visiting with people and their dogs.

Start raising pledges now! The more money you raise, the more you help our shelter pets, and you can win some great prizes at the same time! Don’t miss the chance to have a ball and make a difference for UPAWS pets!

Register and learn more at www.upaws.org or phone 475-6661… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Fourth Annual All Day Band Jam – Sept. 16

September 13, 2017

Gwinn – The Fourth Annual All Day Band Jam will be held on Saturday, September 16 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Gwinn Inn, 170 Flint Street in Gwinn.

The event will feature live music from more than a dozen local bands and musical artists. There will be bucket raffles and 50/50 drawings to benefit The Pigs-N-Heat Fire Relief Fund.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Parade of Nations Multicultural Festival – Sept. 16

September 13, 2017

Houghton/Hancock – The Parade of Nations Multicultural Festival will be held on Saturday, September 16 beginning with a parade at 11 a.m. in Hancock, traveling across the Portage Lift Bridge to Dee Stadium in Houghton.

The Multicultural Festival begins at noon at Dee Stadium. Foods from around the world, including dishes from Iran, Indonesia, China, India, Ghana, Turkey, Nepal, Bangladesh, Africa and Ukraine, are on the menu. International entertainment is also on tap, with the Kivajat Finnish folk dancers, belly dancing by 47 North, a Bollywood extravaganza performed by Michigan Technological University’s Indian Student Association, a Keweenaw Bay Indian Community performance, the Michigan Tech Dance Team, the Maple Sugar Folk and singer Jan Arnold.

There will also be a crafts tent outside the Dee, and the upstairs ballroom in the stadium will feature quieter seating for diners and a series of Gappa talks by international students from Michigan Tech.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Pride Fest – Sept. 16

September 13, 2017

Marquette – Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride will host a Pride Fest on Saturday, September 16 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Marquette Commons in downtown Marquette.

The gathering will walk to Tourist Park on Sugarloaf Avenue, where there will be crafts, food vendors, open mic, dancing, games, and information tables. The event will run until 10 p.m.

All are welcome to this all-inclusive event. Bring your chair and kick back for solitude by the beach or good conversation by the field or woods.

For more information, go to: uprainbowpride.com… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Market Days in Michigamme – Sept. 16-17

September 13, 2017

Michigamme – The Michigamme DDA will hold Market Days on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day lakeside in the Michigamme Township Park.

Vendors will offer hand made, home grown and hand crafted items. If you would like to be a vendor, no retail or resale items will be accepted. There will not be a charge for table space but vendors are asked to donate an item to raffle. You must supple your own table and or tent. To register, call Virginia at 323-6274, Rose at 250-8583, or Julia at 235-0935.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Munising – Sept. 16

September 13, 2017

Munising – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive with the bloodmobile on Saturday, September 16, from 8 a.m. to noon at Munising High School.

For an appointment, call Deidre Tyner at 387-4110 ext. 102. Walk-ins are welcome. … Read the rest

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