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Researchers invent an “EpiPen” for spinal cord injuries that can prevent paralysis

The approach was demonstrated in mice at the University of Michigan, with the nanoparticles enhancing healing by reprogramming the aggressive immune cells—call it an “EpiPen” for trauma to the central nervous system.

GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehicles

General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people.

Michigan bans cages for egg-laying hens

Michigan joins California, Washington, Oregon and Rhode Island in adopting a cage-free requirement.

Michigan becomes first state in Midwest to allow recreational cannabis

Michigan is now the first Midwestern state to legally allow recreational cannabis. It's the 10th state to legalize recreational pot.

Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota become the first Muslim women elected to U.S. Congress

Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota became the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

Elon Musk cuts almost $500K check to bring clean water to Flint, Michigan schools

The businessman made a $480,350 donation this week so that all 12 of the city's school buildings and their administrative facility could have access to clean water.

Michigan court rules $12 minimum wage proposal should go on November ballot

The Michigan Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled in favor of placing a proposal to increase the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour on the November ballot, the Detroit Free Press reports.