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About 30 Percent of New Heroin Users Become Dependent in the First Year

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Smoke Addition Drugs

It’s estimated that 300 to 520 people start using heroin each day in the United States. A new Michigan State University study now shows that about one-third of…

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Improving Communication Among Surgeons

Friday, June 1, 2018
Cheryl Anderson

Michigan State University researcher Cheryl Anderson has found a better way for veteran surgeons to provide feedback to their aspiring surgeon counterparts during their residencies. In a new…

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Tracking Eye Movement to Assess Overall Health

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Eye Tracking

Tracking eye movements is a promising field within biometrics that enables researchers to derive internal information about individuals, particularly related to the eye muscles’ structure and brain function,…

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Protecting Eyes and Identities

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Eyes

Arun Ross is looking specifically at the iris of the eye, which surrounds the pupil. His research aims to prevent people from duplicating the iris of another person…

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Preventing Spoof Attacks and Security Breaches

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Facial Recognition

Thanks to the iPhone X, facial recognition—the ability to detect someone’s identity based on facial characteristics—has become widespread. At MSU, Xiaoming Liu, assistant professor of computer science and…

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Linking Important Information to Fingerprints

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Anil Jain and Finger Print Machine

For more than 100 years, fingerprints have been used for personal identification. While early applications were limited to law enforcement and forensics, automated fingerprint identification systems are now…

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Ingredient in Toothpaste May Combat Severe Lung Disease

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Chris Waters, Michael Maiden, Alessandra Hunt

A common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF when combined with an already FDA-approved drug. Michigan State University researchers…

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Using MRSA’s Strength Against It

Monday, May 14, 2018
Researchers for this article

Antibiotic-resistant infections cause more than 30,000 deaths annually in the U.S. alone. The majority of those are caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA, which…

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New Medical Scanning Technology Comes to MSU

Thursday, May 10, 2018
MSU Radiology Building

A new scanning technology that can image around metallic implants, such as a knee replacement, has been installed at Michigan State University Radiology. The wide-bore, magnetic resonance imaging…

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MSU Scientists Improve Health for Children, Seniors through Better Nutrition

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
The Flint farmers market in Downtown Flint on Tuesday February 16, 2016.

Michigan State University scientists Amy Saxe-Custack and Jean Kerver had two separate, but common, ideas that could improve the health of those they serve in their communities. Now,…

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