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Genomic Prediction of Complex Traits

Friday, March 16, 2018

Stephen Hsu, vice president of Research and Graduate Studies, Michigan State University, presented his team’s latest research on the human genome on March 12, 2018.

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Critical State Transitions: Towards a Predictive Systems Toxicology

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sudin Bhattacharya, assistant professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacology and Toxicology, presents his research in computational toxicology on Feb. 8, 2018. Bhattacharya is also a member of…

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Understanding Virus Entry Mechanisms and the Impact of the Recent Cryo-EM Resolution Revolution

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kristin Parent, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, presents her current research to the MSU Board of Trustees on Feb. 16, 2018.

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New Blood Pressure App and Hardware Rivals Arm Cuff Accuracy

Monday, March 12, 2018
A team of Michigan State University scientists has created a new app and hardware for smartphones to measure blood pressure with accuracy that may rival arm-cuff devices.

Cuff devices for blood pressure measurement are inconvenient, and mobile device apps for blood pressure measurement that are now being introduced may lack accuracy. To solve this problem,…

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New Engineering Insights into Brain Implants

Monday, March 12, 2018
Purcell and Salatino uncovered information about brain implants and the cells surrounding them, which will improve designs for future devices.

Patients suffering from brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s have more treatment options than ever before, thanks to medical advances in the use of brain implants. In spite…

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Virus-Like Particle Could Lead to New Cancer Vaccine

Friday, March 2, 2018
Xuefei Huang, Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, Paulo VilarSaavedra

Michigan State University scientists are engineering a virus-like particle, known as Qβ, that will generate anti-cancer immune responses in the body and potentially be used as a new…

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MSU to Help New Mothers with Postpartum Depression

Friday, March 2, 2018
Jennifer Johnson and Alla Sikorskii

One in seven mothers suffers from postpartum depression, but for low-income women, the rate is more than twice as high. Backed by a $3.6 million National Institutes of…

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MSU Developing App to Help Consumers Find Healthy Food

Friday, March 2, 2018
Joshua Introne,

Joshua Introne, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Media and Information, has helped develop a solution to what he would describe as a “food desert” in…

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Study Pinpoints Areas of Flint that Need Better Food

Monday, February 26, 2018
Rick Sadler

A Michigan State University researcher has pinpointed areas in Flint, Mich., that have unequal access to healthy, affordable food, and he plans to use the information to improve…

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Spore Formation Model Could Help Advance Medicine

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Dr. Lee Kroos of the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department at MSU.

Michigan State University scientists have produced experimental and modeling results that shed light on how a particular type of enzyme functions during spore formation, potentially advancing human health…

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