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Michigan’s Research Universities Drive Progress in Life Sciences

Thursday, June 1, 2017
graphic from URC report

Michigan’s University Research Corridor conducted $1.2 billion in research and development in the health sciences and is a key source of talent, deliverer of care and economic driver…

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New MSU Model Shows How Communities Can Improve Health Care

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Jeff Dwyer

A partnership at Michigan State University between the College of Human Medicine and MSU Extension is serving as a model of how land-grant universities can collaborate with medical…

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MSU Research Helps IndyCar Driver Manage Diabetes

Friday, May 26, 2017

New Michigan State University research is helping a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis…

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MSU Launches Online Mitochondrial Disease Database

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
MSU biochemist Laurie Kaguni and her team have created a new tool – the POLG Pathogenicity Prediction Server – to help clinicians and scientists better diagnose POLG disorders and more accurately predict their outcomes. Photo by Cristina Nadalutti and Jack Griffith

In recent years, one area of medical research receiving increased attention is mitochondrial disease – a group of disorders caused by dysfunctional mitochondria. DNA polymerase gamma is the…

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Eagle Gets MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Andrew Eagle

Andrew L. Eagle, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology, was recently given an MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for…

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MSU Doctor to Use $8.5M Grant to Fight Malaria in Malawi

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Terrie Taylor with patients

Continuing her crusade against malaria, Terrie E. Taylor is once again on the hunt to find out why this deadly disease is still going strong in the African…

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Helping Coworkers in the Morning Can Lead to Afternoon Selfishness

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Russell Johnson

If you show up at work tired, you may want to focus strictly on your own tasks. New research suggests helping coworkers in the morning can lead to…

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Public Skeptical of Research If Tied to a Company

Monday, May 8, 2017
John Besley, Aaron McCright, Kevin Elliot and Norbert Kaminski

When it comes to research warning us about the latest health risks or touting the latest cure, a new Michigan State University study indicates that many people won’t…

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Slight, but Steady, Increase in Michigan’s On-the-Job Deaths

Thursday, May 4, 2017
On-the-Job Deaths in Michigan, 2016

According to an annual Michigan State University report, while the number of on-the-job deaths has remained relatively consistent over the past five years, preliminary numbers for 2016 indicate…

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MSU’s Hausinger Elected to American Academy of Microbiology

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Robert Hausinger

Robert P. Hausinger, a professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the MSU College of Natural Science (NatSci), has been…

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