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Federal Precision Medicine Initiative Championed by MSU Alumnus

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Vence Bonham

Earlier this year, President Obama announced his intention to launch the  precision medicine initiative in order to bring the nation closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes…

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MSU Biochemist Receives One of Four National Early Career Awards

Friday, October 16, 2015

Michigan State University assistant professor Kristin Parent is one of four early-career women scientists nationwide who have received $50,000 grants to kick-start their academic research careers. The awards…

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MSU Researchers Help in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

According to BreastCancer.org, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Michigan State University researchers are working…

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$4.15M Grant to Study How Diet, Sunscreen Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Friday, October 9, 2015

Two Michigan State University researchers have been awarded a five-year, $4.15 million grant to examine how a high-fat diet interacts with a common chemical found in sunscreen and…

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Research Surprise: Visual Cortex Can Make Decisions

Monday, October 5, 2015

The part of the brain responsible for seeing is more powerful than previously believed. In fact, the visual cortex can essentially make decisions just like the brain’s traditional…

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Two Common Medicines Found to Fight Deadly Childhood Cancer

Friday, October 2, 2015
Andre Bachmann

A combination of two medicines long used for treating other illnesses can stop the growth of a deadly childhood cancer, according to a recent study by a Michigan…

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Rubén O. Martinez, director of the Julían Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University, is a nationally known scholar with expertise in the areas of higher education, race…

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Kids Allowed to be Kids Make Better Parents

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Amy Nuttall

Mothers who took on burdensome caregiving roles as children – and weren’t allowed to just “be kids” – tend to be less sensitive to their own children’s needs,…

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Spectrum Festival: A Celebration of Pianists on the Autism Spectrum

Friday, September 25, 2015

College of Music professors discuss their one-week piano summer camp, planned for July 24-31, 2016. It is targeted at advanced piano students with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are…

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Applied Behavior Analysis at MSU

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Michigan State University Assistant Professors Marisa H. Fisher and Joshua Plavnick discuss “Applied Behavior Analysis at MSU: Project to Enhance and Expand Programming.” Both researchers are members of the…

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