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Why it’s Important to Support your Breastfeeding Co-workers

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Mom and Baby

Support from female co-workers may be even more important to new moms who are breastfeeding than getting encouragement from their significant others, close friends and relatives, says a…

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Moving Skin Cancer Research Forward

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Michigan State University researchers are racing to the finish line in the fight against skin cancer. The MSU College of Human Medicine’s annual Gran Fondo cycling event in…

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Junk Food Around Schools Prevalent in Poorer, Urban Areas

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Rick Sadler

Schools in urban areas with high levels of socioeconomic distress are exposed to a disproportionate amount of junk food, according to a recent study co-authored by a Michigan…

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Microbiologists and Plant Scientists Find Secret to Tackling Cholera

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Chris Waters

While cholera rages across many regions of the world, a team of microbiologists and plant scientists has pinpointed a genetic weakness in the pandemic’s armor, which could lead…

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Modeling Cancer in Mice: Integration of Bioinformatics and Therapy

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Eran Andrechek, Department of Physiology at MSU, explains how his lab is leveraging bioinformatics to target specific, and current, genetic therapies to stunt tumor growth in lung cancer…

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Breast Cancer Research Could Expand Lung Cancer Therapies

Friday, June 22, 2018
Eran Andrechek

New research into a genetic mutation’s role in breast cancer could open new treatment options for an even more deadly disease, according to a Michigan State University scientist….

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Fish’s Use of Electricity Might Shed Light on Human Illnesses

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Jason Gallant

Deep in the night in muddy African rivers, a fish uses electrical charges to sense the world around it and to communicate with other members of its species….

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Increasing Knowledge of Tropical Diseases in Malawi

Monday, June 18, 2018

Emerging infectious diseases such as the Zika virus and multi-drug resistant infections are reminders that infectious diseases are anything but historical footnotes. Although some infectious diseases have been…

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Early Source of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Discovered

Thursday, June 14, 2018
NK2R (green) and enteric glial (blue) are keys to achieving “intestinal happiness.

Michigan State University scientists have identified an early cause of intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, which afflict around…

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CRISPR Research Tackles Rare Genetic Disorder in Children

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Michigan State University scientists will use the latest CRISPR technology to study two extremely rare genetic mutations that leave children severely disabled with seizures and involuntary movements. CRISPR,…

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