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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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MSU’s Ganz Selected for Gastroenterology Award

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Julia Ganz

Julia Ganz, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Integrative Biology, was selected for the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society’s (ANMS) Young Investigator Award for the 2017/18 academic…

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MSU Researchers Study New Combination Drugs for Cystic Fibrosis

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
close-up of gloved hands in lab

Michael Maiden, a Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine student and doctoral candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, was recently awarded a traineeship from…

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Studying How to Coax the Body to Heal Broken Bones

Thursday, August 24, 2017
x-ray-of-broken-bone

What if a doctor could prescribe a pill that would help broken bones heal? Robert Zondervan, an MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine medical student and doctoral candidate in the Department…

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