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Michigan Researchers Pool Resources for Water Initiative

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Joan Rose

Michigan’s University Research Corridor – an alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University – has launched a collaborative project focused on water…

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MSU Researcher, International Team Gets $1.2M for Cell-Level Study

Monday, April 10, 2017
Alex Dickson (MSU), Danny Hatters (University of Melbourne), Simon Ebbinghaus (Ruhr-University Bochum) and Hannah Nicholas (University of Sydney)

Michigan State University Assistant Professor Alex Dickson, along with collaborators in Australia and Germany, has received a three-year, $1.2 million Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) grant. “This grant…

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Hospitals Put Your Data at Risk, Study Finds

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Blurred figures of people with medical uniforms in hospital corridor

Lying in a hospital bed, the last thing you should have to worry about is a personal data breach. Yet recent research co-authored by a Michigan State University…

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New Computational Methods May Lead to Healthier Future

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
(L to R): MSU scientists Michael Feig, George Mias, Arjun Krishnan and Alex Dickson are using recent advances in computational methods to enrich their research in areas that include biological systems, precision medicine, genomics and pharmaceutical drugs.

Advances in computational methods could lead to a better understanding of human health and the disease process, or the development of new cures for diseases. Four Michigan State…

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Scientist Pioneers Technology New to MSU, Maps Giant Virus

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Kristin Parent mapped the structure of the giant Samba virus with MSU's cryo-EM microscope, which is featured on the cover of the journal Viruses.

In a laboratory at Michigan State University, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus –…

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MSU to Study Link Between Fish Genes, Human Medicine

Thursday, March 23, 2017
(L to R) Solomon David, Ingo Braasch and Andrew Thompson. Courtesy of MSU

Michigan State University has been awarded a $727,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine. Ingo Braasch,…

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Altering pH Bumps Prions Out of Danger Zone

Monday, March 20, 2017
Lisa Lapidus

Prion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease…

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Skilled Workers More Prone to Mistakes When Interrupted

Friday, March 17, 2017
Erik Altmann and Zachary Hambrick

Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study…

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Refugees with PTSD Regulate Stress Differently

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Bengt Arnetz

New Michigan State University research has found that refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don’t have the disorder, but may have experienced…

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Enlarged Prostate Later in Life Could Start in Fetal Development

Monday, March 13, 2017
Jose Teixeira

New research from Michigan State University indicates that embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby’s gender, could contribute to an enlarged prostate, or BPH, in men…

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