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MSU Bio Engineering Facility Promotes Cross-Campus Research

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Bio Engineering Facility

While Michigan State University’s newly opened Bio Engineering Facility will bring together dozens of researchers from across the campus representing a wide range of disciplines, their mission will…

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Designing Drugs at the Atomic Scale with Computer Simulation

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

At the atomic level, the molecules in our bodies are in constant motion, and are undergoing constant change. The motions are incredibly rich; they range from the isomerization…

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MSU Faculty, Student Receive ASM Research Awards

Monday, October 24, 2016
blue microbes

A Michigan State molecular biologist and a doctoral student in her lab have received awards from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Kristin Parent, assistant professor in MSU’s…

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‘Life-Enhancing’ Drugs May Be Overprescribed

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Irina Kozlenkova and human growth hormone

Doctors are more likely to prescribe growth hormones for a child who does not meet federal guidelines for the therapy if the child’s family requests it or if…

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Poor Health Literacy a Public Health Issue

Thursday, October 13, 2016

America’s poor record on health literacy is a public health issue, but one that can be fixed – not by logging onto the internet but by increased interaction…

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Study May Help Doctors Uncover ‘Reproductive Coercion’

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Heather McCauley

New research finds that men purposely are breaking their own condoms and pressuring female partners in their teens and 20s to go without birth control in order to…

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MSU’s McCabe: Microbes in Lab Mice Skew Research Results

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Laura McCabe, professor of osteopathic medicine, poses in her office on Monday February 11, 2013.

Michigan State University’s Laura McCabe, professor in the Departments of Physiology and Radiology, was recently highlighted in the prestigious magazine Science for her revelation that seemingly identical laboratory mice were…

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MSU Develops Website for Parents of Children with Diabetes

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Katie Murray with website

Type 1 diabetes, which afflicts more than half a million children under the age of 14 worldwide, is a complex disease and parents often take responsibility for managing…

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MSU’s Online Tool Helps Citizen Scientists Solve Community Problems

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
people working around a river

With proper training and recently launched online software and web-portal, citizen scientists can follow scientific-based practices to improve environmental decision-making and even secure funding to help solve environmental…

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Diabetic Fruit Flies May Unlock Secrets in Humans

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
fruit fly embryo

Fruit flies may be small, but the genetic secrets they can unlock for humans are mighty. In the current issue of the journal Development, Michigan State University researchers…

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