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Got Kidney Stones? Ride a Roller Coaster

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Michigan State University urologist has discovered that riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success rate. David Wartinger, a professor…

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Happy Spouse, Healthy You

Monday, September 26, 2016
William Chopik

A happy spouse may actually make you healthier, according to a large new study led by a Michigan State University scholar. Analyzing 1,981 married couples in the Health…

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Children’s Fingerprints Could Track Medical Histories, Save Lives

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Every day 353,000 children are born around the world, a majority of them in developing countries where there is a lack of proper record keeping, resulting in a…

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Lipids Promise Advances in Biofuels, Cancer Research

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Christoph Benning

In the ongoing quest for healthier lifestyles and environmental sustainability, one of the biggest solutions might also be one of the tiniest. Decades of cutting-edge research at Michigan…

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Laser Technology Reveals How Alzheimer’s Plaques ‘Clump’

Monday, September 12, 2016
Lisa Lapidus

Lisa Lapidus (right), Michigan State University professor of physics and astronomy, has found that peptides, or strings of amino acids, related to Alzheimer’s “wiggle” at dangerous speeds prior to…

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Michigan Research Universities Get $9mil. for Alzheimer’s Center

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Holding Hands with Elderly Patient

The U.S. National Institutes of Health will award an estimated $9 million over the next 5 years to a new statewide center to enhance the understanding and treatment…

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Parents Influence Junk Food Habits of Children

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Rick Sadler

Children driven to and from school by their parents not only get less exercise than their walking and biking classmates, but also are more inclined to have another…

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Mobile Sensing Technology to Help College Counselors

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Michigan State University will use a National Science Foundation grant of $1 million to develop a smart, mobile sensing system, known as iSee, for enhancing college counseling services….

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Is Sex in Later Years Good for Your Health?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Cathy Hiu-Liu

Having sex frequently – and enjoying it – puts older men at higher risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. For older women, however, good sex may…

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A New Key in Fighting Kennedy’s Disease

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Cynthia Jordan, professor of neuroscience, poses in her lab on Monday August 22, 2016.

If a disease affects motoneurons, cells that control voluntary muscle activity, researchers should focus their efforts on motoneurons to find potential treatments, right? Not always. In new research…

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