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Communication Professors Receive Grant for Health Research

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
James Dearing and Maria Lipinski

Michigan State University communication professors James Dearing and Maria Lapinski have received a grant to research which effective and low-cost healthcare practices from other countries could be successful…

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Could the Air You Breathe be a Factor in Parkinson’s?

Friday, November 10, 2017
Image of brain scan

Could the air you breathe, specifically through your nose, be a factor in the development of Parkinson’s disease? That’s a question a Michigan State University researcher is looking…

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Exercise Could Help with Depression Symptoms

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Carol Janney

More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patients’ treatment plans, a new study suggests. Michigan State University and University…

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MSU Obstetrician Honored by March of Dimes

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Lee Anne Roman

Lee Anne Roman, a College of Human Medicine professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology, has been honored by the March of Dimes for her many years of…

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Novel Blood Thinner Therapy Could Reduce Obesity Diseases

Monday, November 6, 2017
James Luyendyk and Anna Kopec

Obesity-related illnesses are a critical health concern in many countries, including the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 36.5 percent of adults in America…

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MSU’s AirCARE1 Tracks Results of Navajo Exposure to Uranium

Monday, November 6, 2017
AirCARE1 used in New Mexico

AirCARE1 Mobile Air Quality Lab has been deployed to help investigate health problems caused by particulate air pollution in rural communities in the Southwest. Numerous studies have shown that…

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MSU Researcher Studying Hopelessness/ Heart Disease Links

Monday, November 6, 2017

Susan Dunn is a nurse scientist and an associate professor in the MSU College of Nursing. Dunn received her Ph.D. in nursing from MSU and after working as a…

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Three MSU Studies Find Reflexology Helps Cancer Patients

Monday, November 6, 2017
Gwen Wyatt and Alla Sikorskii

Three studies funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have established the validity and credibility of reflexology as a therapy able to reduce symptoms and enhance physical functioning…

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Bacterial ‘Nanofactories’ Could Build Better Chemicals

Friday, November 3, 2017

Bacteria in nature house nanofactories, called bacterial microcompartments (BMCs) – that fill many purposes, depending on the host. For example, BMCs build useful compounds from carbon dioxide pulled from the atmosphere. Or,…

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Nuclear Medicine Scientist Joins MSU

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Kurt Zinn

Kurt R. Zinn, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., recently joined Michigan State University’s new Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and is the director of Nuclear Medicine. He is also a…

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