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Student-Led Research Highlighted at MSU Trustees’ Meeting

Friday, April 13, 2018
Clara Lepard and Joel Soler

To showcase student-led research at Michigan State University, two scholars presented their latest projects at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 13. Clara Lepard, who graduated in…

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MSU PhD Student Studying Land Use, Human Health in Malawi

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
April Frake

Michigan State University doctoral student April Frake is conducting research in the Bwanje Valley Irrigation Scheme (BVIS) and surrounding area, located in central Malawi to determine the impact of…

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Microbes After Death Offer Public Health Insights

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Eric Benbow, assistant professor of entomology, pose on Wednesday October 22, 2014.

New research conducted at Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Nature Scientific Reports, shows that the postmortem microbiome ­– populations of micro-organisms that move…

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MSU Scientist Edits Unique Molecular Life Sciences Resource

Monday, April 9, 2018
Laurie Kaguni

Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Laurie S. Kaguni, internationally recognized for her expertise in the structural and mechanistic biochemistry of mitochondrial DNA replication, served as volume editor for the…

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MSU Studies Potential for Workplace Osteo-Manipulation

Monday, April 9, 2018
Zachary Pearce, Mathew Zatkin and Jonathan Bruner

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, work-related musculoskeletal disorders account for one-third of all U.S. workplace injuries and illness cases. Physicians are not immune from workplace…

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MSU’s Grabill to Chair National Vet Mental Health Group

Friday, April 6, 2018
Chandra Grabill

Chandra Grabill, assistant dean for Student Wellness and Engagement at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named chair for the Veterinary Mental Health Practitioners (VMHP) group….

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MSU Vet Studying Gene Therapy for Blindness in Humans, Dogs

Friday, April 6, 2018
Simon Petersen-Jones

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a genetic disorder that causes vision loss and blindness. The retina—a thin tissue that lines the back of the eyeball—has cells which are light…

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MSU’s Harkema Named American Thoracic Society (ATS) Fellow

Friday, April 6, 2018
Jack Harkema

Jack Harkema, University Distinguished Professor, Albert C. and Lois E. Dehn Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine, and director of the Laboratory for Environmental and Toxicologic Pathology and the…

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Unexpected Finding May Deter Disabling Diabetic Eye Disease

Friday, April 6, 2018
Julia Busik

Diabetic retinopathy is considered one of the most disabling complications of diabetes and the leading cause of new cases of vision loss among adults. A new Michigan State…

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Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Jed Magen

MSU’s Jed Magen, associate professor of psychiatry, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors and academics that provides informed news analysis and commentary to the…

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