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CRISPR Research Tackles Rare Genetic Disorder in Children

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Michigan State University scientists will use the latest CRISPR technology to study two extremely rare genetic mutations that leave children severely disabled with seizures and involuntary movements. CRISPR,…

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Bioinformatics Researcher Joins College of Human Medicine

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Bin Chen

Bin Chen recently joined the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as an Assistant Professor. The goal of Dr. Bin Chen’s lab is to develop computational methods and tools…

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MSU Researchers Studying Drug to Stop Cancer-Causing Gene

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Karen Liby and Jamie Bernard

Michigan State University scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these…

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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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Scientists Explore Link Between Obesity and Dementia

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Anne Dorrance and William Jackson

Two Michigan State University scientists are now using a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to better understand the link between obesity…

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MSU Researchers Find How Belly Fat Could Increase Cancer Risk

Thursday, August 24, 2017

It’s been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question that hasn’t been fully explained. A…

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MSU Scientists Study Gene Causing Children’s Seizures

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Richard Neubig

Two rare diseases caused by a malfunctioning gene that triggers seizures or involuntary movements in children as early as a few days old have left scientists searching for…

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Precision Medicine for Systemic Sclerosis through Pharmacologic Profiling

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Richard Neubig, chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Michigan State University, discusses the potential for pharmacological intervention in scleroderma/systemic sclerosis cases. This presentation was given at…

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Exploring How ‘Bad’ Belly Fat Influences Blood Pressure

Monday, April 20, 2015

Michigan State University researchers, who were the first to suggest that high blood pressure could be caused by belly fat hormones “talking” with blood vessels in the abdomen,…

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