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Health & Biomedical Science

Genetic Solution Possible for Male Birth Control

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Chen Chen, Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program, Department of Animal Science

When it comes to birth control, many males turn to two options: condoms or vasectomies. While the two choices are effective, both methods merely focus on blocking the…

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Head Start May Protect Against Foster Care Placement

Monday, October 9, 2017
Sacha Klein

Participating in Head Start may help prevent young children from being placed in foster care, finds a national study led by a Michigan State University researcher. Kids up…

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Abusive Bosses Experience Short-Lived Benefits

Monday, October 2, 2017
Russell Johnson

Being a jerk to your employees may actually improve your well-being, but only for a short while, suggests new research on abusive bosses co-authored by a Michigan State…

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$88.1M Grand Rapids Research Center Opens Doors to Medical Discovery

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A new era for scientific discovery was unveiled this morning during a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Michigan State University’s $88.1 million Grand Rapids Research Center. “The opening…

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MSU Professor Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, September 18, 2017
Greg Fink

Michigan State University pharmacology and toxicology professor Gregory Fink has received the Irvine Page & Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, or AHA. The award was recently presented in…

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Hanna-Attisha Honored with Heinz Award in Public Policy

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Mona Hanna-Attisha

Mona Hanna-Attisha, director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, or PPHI, is the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in Public…

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Fighting the Protective Barriers of Bacteria

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Meng-Lun Hsieh

One of the challenges in treating infectious bacteria is finding agents that can penetrate the protective barriers, also known as biofilms, that the organisms develop. Biofilms are layers…

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MSU Study: Poor Sense of Smell Predictor of Parkinson’s

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Honglei Chen

A new study provides further evidence that a simple “smelling” test could predict Parkinson’s disease even earlier than previously thought. According to Michigan State University researcher Honglei Chen,…

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Zinc Transporter Key to Fighting Pancreatic Cancer and More

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Jian Hu

Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease harbor significantly higher levels of zinc and iron in their brains than healthy patients. Those with pancreatic cancer have an unusually…

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Common Antidepressant Could Slow Parkinson’s Disease

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Tim Collier

Michigan State University scientists now have early proof that an antidepressant drug that’s been around for more than 50 years could slow the progression of Parkinson’s. In a…

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