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Monday, May 7, 2012
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com

E-WASTE executive at Sims Recycling, said
the day's goal was to fill 12 semi-
From Page 1 trucks with waste. Though they
are not yet sure if their goal was
Marybeth Stuenkel, infrastruc- reached, Fawbush said shethought
ture services product manager they were on track to reach their
in Information and Technology average of about 400,000 pounds
Services for the University, said of waste by the end of the day.
the semi-trucks filled with elec- "We are going to responsibly
tronic waste are shipped to Sims recycle this material. In essence,
in Chicago where they are sorted everything's going to be shred-
depending on their makeup of ded," Fawbush said. "The benefit
plastic, metal or glass. for the consumers or residents is
"Everything is separated out that they don't have to worry
and then ground up, so if there's about their equipment. It has an
any data, the data is destroyed," end of life that we can guarantee
Stuenkel said. them."
Stuenkel added that each year, Fawbush said most people bring
the event's goal is to exceed the in televisions and CRT monitors,
previous year's recyclable mate- which are the two hardest materi-
rial collected. als to recycle. She added that they
"We're actually expecting to try to get consumers in and out of
do maybe not as much tonnage as the line in under a minute.
before because electronics are just "The moment they hit the lot
getting smaller and smaller," she we only want them to be here less
said. "It used to be that we'd get than a minute. 20 to 30 seconds is
these big TVs that weighed a mil- our prime target (time) for them to
lion pounds, and now we get the be here," she said.
flat screens." Fawbush said after Sims pro-
Stuenkel explained that though cesses the recyclables, they use
the weight of recyclables may downstream vendors that reman-
not increase, they have seen an ufacture the materials.
increase in the number of cars "There's a purpose in recycling
each year, which suggests more - not just an environmental pur-
people are aware of the event. pose but also a carbon footprint."
Melanie Fawbush, the account
MAIN STREET paper-scissors to see who got to
FromPae2say their vows first," Roberts said.
From Page LSA senior Megan Steffes said
there's a good chance she'll check
University students shop here," out the shop.
she said. "(The merchandise is) "It fits Ann Arbor very well.
funny and we have a sense of I'm interested to go and see what
humor, but we also have really kind of things they have," Steffes
great, practical things," she said. said. "I know there are a couple
Roberts, the daughter of Greg of stores in Ann Arbor that are
Mattison, the Michigan football kind of similar, but I'm really into
team's defensive coordinator, said crafty stuff."
customers can play agame of rock- Steffes said if given the oppor-
paper-scissors in the store on cer- tunity to play rock-paper-scissors
tain days to receive discounts on in the store for a discount, she
products. would definitely accept the chal-
Roberts said the game, like the lenge.
store, has played a larger role in "I have really bad luck, so I'd
her life. probably lose every time, but I'd
"Actually, when my husband still try."
and I got married, we played rock-
FOCUS: HOPE clearly.
Fisher said she hopes this
From Page 2 collaboration will become
stronger as time goes on.
doors here at Focus: HOPE we ask "I do think that this opportu-
ourselves, 'Do we see our mission nity has given us a vision for doing
in action?"' she said. "The truth of something even more permanent
the matter is that we don't see the for trying to figure out a way to
totality of our mission in action take what we're learning and
there." doing with the Graham Institute
She said by implementing the to build something that's a longer
new initiative, the organization is lastingpartnership," she said.
hoping to see this mission more

MUSIC NOTEBOOK
Adam Yauch lives on
through his music

The hip-hop group
was the first to top
Billboard 200 in
1986
By PAIGE PEARCY
Daily Arts Writer
As soon as I read that Adam
Yauch had died, the first few
beats of "Intergalactic" started
playing in my head, accompanied
not by the usual feeling I get of
wanting to jump and dance, but
instead with disbelief, sadness:
"Intergalactic plan-et-ary
plan-et-tary intergalactic."
Rapper and Beastie Boys
founder Adam Yauch, otherwise
known as MCA, wasn't a gun-
hungry, money-loving wom-
anizer like many of those who
dominate the popular rap/hip-
hop sphere today; Yauch was for
peace, and for art, and for letting
others experience those things,
but not without quirky beats and
quality sampling.
With his death yesterday, the
music and creative generation
lost a member that served as
the constant reminder of what
music and art can achieve. Never
taunting the crowd with their
"hun'eds" or their ladies, Yauch,
Michael Diamond and Adam
Horovitz - who together made
up the Beastie Boys - instead
made music with an air of activ-
ism (re: "(You gotta) fight for
your right (to party)") and was
not about gettinglaid (re: "Here's
a little something for ya"). And,
always, their albums reverber-
ated their home: New York City.
They stayed true Yauch's style
on all of their albums up through
the latest "Hot Sauce Committee
Part Two," which was delayed
two years due to Yauch's battle
with cancer.
Yauch had salivary gland can-
cer for three years. He was 47
years old when he passed away
and I'm not the only one that
knows that he was too young.
Check Twitter and all the lead-
ing new sites; mourning his loss
will undoubtedly come from all
the crowds and lives he influ-
enced.
Yauch formed the Beastie Boys

in 1981 when he was 17 years old.
And while the group stands out
most obviously because they are
three white Jewish rappers, they
proved they could rap as well
as the rest when their first full
album, License to Ill, - released
* in 1986 - was the first hip-hop
album to reach the number one
spot on the Billboard 200. Their
induction into the Rock and Roll
hall of fame last month, which
MCA could not attend because
of his sickness, proved it.
MCA was someone who
cared. Moreover, he was socially
conscious, as exhibited by the
benefit concerts he organized.
Among the slew of them was the
show in 1996 for Tibetan Free:
dom that rivaled Live Aid's and
another after September 11th
where the proceeds were given
to those affected that wouldn't
have otherwise gotten support.
He was an artist. He started
his own film production com-
pany called Oscilloscope Labo-
ratories that was most recently
responsible for Banksy's "Exit
Through the Gift Shop," among
other films. He also directed
some of the Beastie Boys' music
videos - including "Intergalac-
tic" - using the alias Nathanial
Hfrnblowr, but directed the
most recent video for "Make
Some Noise," from the Beastie
Boys' latest album, under his
own name. It stars Elijah Wood,
Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen and
Jack Black. If you haven't seen
the "Make Some Noise" video,
watch it now if for no other rea-
son than to pay homage to a leg-
end.
Multifaceted and passionate
about his work, Yauch was rare.
I think because I respected his
work and his purpose, his death
is particularly sad. The first time
I watched a Beastie Boys video
on TRL, I laughed: They looked
like they were having too much
fun to be serious, to be a real
group. Once I discovered that
they were exactly that - real
(and had several number one
albums) - my admiration grew.
It's hard to think I won't be
able to dance to "Brass Monkey"
anymore without acknowledg-
ing that he's gone. MCA, Adam,
thanks for doing it right.

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Epigenomic
differences found
may help find

Monday, May 7, 2012
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com F 1
'U' finds Alzheimer's
breakthrough first

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treatments
By K.C. WASSMAN
Daily StaffReporter

TERRA MOLENGRAFF/Daily
Ann Arbor residents walk by the closed doors of the former Champion House space on East Liberty Street. Kuroshio will
open in its place by the end of the summer.
Asian fusion restaurant to
replace Champion House

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focus on artistic, elegant and
rst in A2 to use experimental Asian foods while
providing the freshest foods with
Teppanyaki the most attentive service," Wang
said.
By JOSH QIAN Wang explained Kuroshio
Daily StaffReporter will have Japanese Teppanyaki
dining, a style of cookingin which
blend of Asian and Western the chef prepares the food at the
will be brought to East customer's table.
y Street, where Champion "Ann Arbor currently lacks a
was formerly located, by restaurant with the Teppanyaki
mily business Kg Food Ser- experience, and we are thrilled to
c. bring this exciting style of dining
is a private company fo the Main Street area," Wang
d in 2011 by Ann Arbor said. "This provides for an exhila-
Kenneth Wang and Grace rating and entertaining ambience
They hope to open the res- where friends and family can
t, called Kuroshio, by the gather around and share a unique,
the summer. memorable experience."
an Wang, a recent Univer- Wangsaidhe currentlycannot
tm, general manager to Kg disclose specifics about Kuroshio's
e son of Wang and Chen, menu, though he mentioned that
e restaurant is named after various grades of steak, including
roshio current, which flows Kobe beef, along with chicken,
hout the North Pacific shrimp, lobster and a variety of
fish will be served.
ingsaid Kuroshiowillbring "In addition to entrees, Kuro-
l foods to Ann Arbor. shio will offer small carefully

crafted plates," Wang said. "A fully
stocked wet bar will be arriving
later in the year."
Wang added that opening on
Liberty is ideal because the res-
taurant will be less than a block
from Main Street. He said the
location is prime because Liberty
connects downtown Ann Arbor
to the University's central cam-
pus.
Ann Arbor firms MSK Archi-
tects and Rizzolo Brown Studio
are currently renovating the res-
taurant space in order to make
necessary changes, according to
Wang.
"Both the kitchen and din-
ing areas are undergoing much
more than just cosmetic touch-
ups," Wang said. "The equipment,
tables, chairs and designs are quite
outdated and have not aged well."
Engineering junior Hayley
Pline said Kuroshio's idea of West-
ern and Asian influences coming
together is innovative, and she
hopes Kuroshio decides to provide
University students with special
offers.

Last month, the Univer-
sity was once again the leader in
groundbreaking medical research
with a new study from the School
of Public Health that discovered
a change in Alzheimer's patients'
brain structure.
In a collaborative study that
performed a postmortem analy-
sis on subjects with and without
Alzheimer's, researchers from
nine different University depart-
ments found a change in the epig-
enome - responsible for turning
genes on and off - of Alzheimer's
patients.
Dana Dolinoy, assistant pro-
fessor in the Public Health School
and the study's co-author, spe-
cializes in epigenetics and said
that if the genome is a computer,
the epigenome would be the soft-
ware that tells it what to do.
According to Dolinoy, this
discovery is important because it
allows for research of new ways
to treat or prevent Alzheimer's
disease.
"If a disease is caused by an
epigenetic effect we may be able
to use dietary approaches or
pharmacological treatments to
counteract the negative epigen-
etic effect," Dolinoy said.
She added that this research
is important in helping identify
who will have the disease earlier
than could be done before.
According to Howard Hu,
chair of the department of envi-
ronmental sciences in the Pub-
lic Health School and principal
investigator on the study, changes
in the epigenome can be caused
by environmental factors early in
life, like exposure to toxic chemi-
cals.
Though this study did not
examine specific causes for the
change in epigenome, Hu believes
that exposure to lead could be
an important factor in trigger-
ing the change in the epigenome,
but added that this hypothesis
requires further research.

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"Basically, we are now setting
the stage for doing research on
early-life risk factors for chang-
ing the epigenome in a bench-
mark area of the brain that we
have shown is associated with
Alzheimer's later in life," Hu said.
Hu added that the study will
need to be replicated in order to
ensure its validity, but he believes
it made great strides toward
understanding Alzheimer's dis-
ease.
Apart- from the epigenomic
differences found, research-
ers also discovered increased
amounts of the protein TMEM59
in subjects with Alzheimer's.
The found changes in the
epigenome lead to fewer methyl-
ated genes as well as an increase
in the TMEM59 protein, accord-
ing to Dolinoy. She explained that
methylation is a mechanism that
controls the strength of a gene
like a dimmer switch on a light, in
this case decreasing the strength
of TMEM59 in Alzheimer's
patients.

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