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New Discovery Deepens Understanding of Brain

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Shane Crandall

An exploration of the deepest and most-mysterious layer of the cortex in mice by researchers at Michigan State University and Brown University has revealed new circuits that may…

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MSU’s Gulbransen Studying Mechanisms of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Monday, October 9, 2017

Brian Gulbransen, associate professor, Department of Physiology and the Neuroscience Program, dicusses his research during his investiture presentation on October 9, 2017. He studies how inflammation in the…

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Studying How to Coax the Body to Heal Broken Bones

Thursday, August 24, 2017
x-ray-of-broken-bone

What if a doctor could prescribe a pill that would help broken bones heal? Robert Zondervan, an MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine medical student and doctoral candidate in the Department…

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Eagle Gets MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Andrew Eagle

Andrew L. Eagle, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology, was recently given an MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for…

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MSU Researchers Find Target for Reducing Autism Symptoms

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Hongbing Wang

Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of autism. Even though the single gene that’s responsible for it was discovered in 1991, and the disease is detected…

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MSU’s McCabe: Microbes in Lab Mice Skew Research Results

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Laura McCabe, professor of osteopathic medicine, poses in her office on Monday February 11, 2013.

Michigan State University’s Laura McCabe, professor in the Departments of Physiology and Radiology, was recently highlighted in the prestigious magazine Science for her revelation that seemingly identical laboratory mice were…

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Research with an Eye Toward Improving Retinopathy Treatment

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Professor Julie Busik in her lab

According to the National Eye Institute, diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. There are roughly 7.7…

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Sex, Guts and Health Bones

Friday, February 26, 2016

Professor Laura McCabe presents at the Gender Matters research forum on February 26, 2016.

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More Fertility Hormones, Less Chance of Live Birth

Monday, November 23, 2015
man

A Michigan State University study has found that too much of a hormone commonly used during in vitro fertility, or IVF, treatments actually decreases a woman’s chances of…

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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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