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Given to be Named Fellow by American Psychosocial Oncology Society

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Michigan State University’s Barbara Given, a University Distinguished Professor and associate dean for research in the College of Nursing, will be inducted as a Fellow in the American Psychosocial Oncology…

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Local News Interviews Contag, Tours New Bio Engineering Facility

Thursday, February 9, 2017
WNLS story on the Bio Engineering Building

Lansing, Mich., television station WNLS-6 recently interviewed Chris Contag, the inaugural director of Michigan State University’s Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the chairperson of the new Department…

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Why Female Immune Cells React Differently to Certain Diseases

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Adam Moeser

Michigan State University researchers are the first to uncover reasons why a specific type of immune cell acts very differently in females compared to males while under stress,…

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Local News Celebrates Spartan Research Initiatives

Friday, February 3, 2017

WLNS – 6 News anchor Sheri Jones met President Simon at the new bio-engineering facility on campus that makes it possible for researchers from the colleges of Engineering, Human…

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New, Faster Bacteria ‘Detector’ Could Save Lives

Friday, February 3, 2017
Brett Etchebarne, assistant professor of osteopathic medical specialties, poses in his lab on Wednesday November 2, 1016.

A Michigan State University researcher has developed a faster way to detect the bacteria that cause patients to become sick, giving physicians a better chance at saving their…

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Study Reveals Ways to Reduce Health Care Violence

Monday, January 30, 2017
Judy Arnetz and Secchia Center

Violence toward health care workers is an occupational hazard of epidemic proportion, but a new study by a Michigan State University College of Human Medicine researcher found that…

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NIH Awards MSU Researcher $8.4M to Develop First Malaria Treatments

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Terrie Taylor with patients

While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, Terrie E. Taylor is working to save the lives of children who are currently afflicted by…

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Fighting Zika with ‘Mosquito Factories’

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Combatting some of the world’s most feared—and dangerous—diseases calls for unconventional thinking. MSU researcher Zhiyong Xi and his team have developed “mosquito factories” to help stop the spread…

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Sequencing Poisonous Mushrooms May Lead to New Medicines

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Johnathan Walton, director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, poses in his lab on Wednesday November 21, 2012.

A team of Michigan State University scientists has genetically sequenced two species of poisonous mushrooms, discovering that they can theoretically produce billions of compounds through one molecular assembly…

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Blood-Clotting Protein Stimulates Liver Repair

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
James Luyendyk

A team of Michigan State University researchers, led by James Luyendyk in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has uncovered a new pathway in the body that stimulates liver…

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