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Spore Formation Model Could Help Advance Medicine

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Dr. Lee Kroos of the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department at MSU.

Michigan State University scientists have produced experimental and modeling results that shed light on how a particular type of enzyme functions during spore formation, potentially advancing human health…

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MSU Researchers Elected to American Academy of Microbiology

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Beronda Montgomery and George Garrity

George Garrity and Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University professors of the College of Natural Science, were elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, or AAM, for their excellence, originality and leadership…

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Scientists Explore Link Between Obesity and Dementia

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Anne Dorrance and William Jackson

Two Michigan State University scientists are now using a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to better understand the link between obesity…

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Dim Light May Change Brain Structure

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Lily Yan, associate professor of psychology, Antonio Nunez, professor of psychology. Joel Soler, doctoral student in psychology.

Spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may actually change the brain’s structure and hurt one’s ability to remember and learn, indicates groundbreaking research by…

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Mice Can Closely Mirror Humans in Cancer Research

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Eran Andrechek

A new Michigan State University study is helping to answer a pressing question among scientists of just how close mice are to people when it comes to researching…

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Missing Sensory Inputs May Drive Psychosis

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Katharine Thakkar

Why do some people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia experience psychosis, a disconnection from reality that can make them believe their actions are being controlled by aliens or…

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MSU’s Moeser Offers New Insight in How Stress Makes You Sick

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Adam Moeser

A Michigan State University researcher is providing new insight into how certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens,…

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How Media Multitasking Affects Snacking Behavior

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Kononova

Anastasia Kononova, an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising + PR discovered in her most recent study, that the trend of media multitasking can have quite the impact on your…

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New Discovery Deepens Understanding of Brain

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Shane Crandall

An exploration of the deepest and most-mysterious layer of the cortex in mice by researchers at Michigan State University and Brown University has revealed new circuits that may…

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THC May Help HIV Patients Keep Mental Stamina Longer

Monday, December 11, 2017
Norbert Kaminski, director of the center for ntegrated toxicology, discusses his research on Thursday June 20, 2013.

A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50…

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