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Three MSU Studies Find Reflexology Helps Cancer Patients

Monday, November 6, 2017
Gwen Wyatt and Alla Sikorskii

Three studies funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have established the validity and credibility of reflexology as a therapy able to reduce symptoms and enhance physical functioning…

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Bacterial ‘Nanofactories’ Could Build Better Chemicals

Friday, November 3, 2017
carboxysome-shells

Bacteria in nature house nanofactories, called bacterial microcompartments (BMCs) – that fill many purposes, depending on the host. For example, BMCs build useful compounds from carbon dioxide pulled from the atmosphere. Or,…

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Nuclear Medicine Scientist Joins MSU

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Kurt Zinn

Kurt R. Zinn, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., recently joined Michigan State University’s new Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and is the director of Nuclear Medicine. He is also a…

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Alzheimer’s Researcher Joins MSU Grand Rapids Team

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Marcia Gordon

Marcia Gordon, PhD, recently joined the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine as a professor in the Department of Translational Science and Molecular Medicine. Recruited as part…

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Obstetrics Expert Joins MSU

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Sascha Drewlo

Sascha Drewlo recently joined MSU as associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in the College of Human Medicine. His research focuses on the…

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MSU Hearing Aid Technology To Eliminate Background Noise

Monday, October 30, 2017
Mi Zhang, assistant professor of engineering, Xiao Zeng, doctoral student in engineering (“Tebxunion” t-shirt), Kai Cao, post-doctorate student (gray collar shirt) and Haochen Sun, undergraduate student (black t-shirt, glasses) analyze at an audio waveform on Friday October 6, 2017.

For hearing aid users, holding a conversation in a busy crowd is impossible: the unfiltered environment can be a confusion of unwanted voices and annoying disturbances. Mi Zhang,…

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Brain Mapping @ Argonne National Lab

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Narayanan ‘Bobby’ Kasthuri, Neuroscience Researcher, Bio Division, Argonne National Lab, and Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, University of Chicago, presented this guest lecture to the Department of Physiology at Michigan…

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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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MSU’s Gulbransen Studying Mechanisms of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Monday, October 9, 2017

Brian Gulbransen, associate professor, Department of Physiology and the Neuroscience Program, dicusses his research during his investiture presentation on October 9, 2017. He studies how inflammation in the…

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