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Health & Biomedical Science

Ask the Expert: Light, Seasonal Affective Disorder and COVID-19

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Hanne Hoffmann, assistant professor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and her colleagues in the Hoffmann Lab, study how light regulates our physiology, affects our overall well-being…

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Communities More At-Risk For Dementia

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Research advances public awareness for transgender community

Lesbian, gay and bisexual — or LGB — people are more vulnerable to one of the fastest-growing health concerns in the country, dementia, according to new research from…

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Scientists Discover Possible Genetic Target For Treating Endometriosis

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Michigan State University researchers have identified a potential genetic target for treating an especially painful and invasive form of endometriosis. Their study published in the journal, Cell Reports,…

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Awakening Immune Forces To Fight Virus-Driven Cancer

Monday, November 9, 2020
colorful fluorescence microscopy image of tumor environment

As scientists continue technological advances into the largely unexplored genomic terrain of bacteria and viruses, our understanding of how they operate inside cells increases dramatically, delivering better answers…

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Decades-Old Discovery Of Shape-Shifting Bacteria Revealed And Revamped

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Image of shape shifting bacteria

Scientists from Michigan State University’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics  (MMG) in the College of Natural Science connected remarkable bacterial research across decades, from Minnesota to Michigan. Their results were published in the…

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Team To Develop Risk Assessment Tool For Children Exposed To HIV

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Group of small children in Uganda

Michigan State researchers are developing a risk assessment tool to make sure children who have been exposed to HIV are living their best lives. Because children exposed to…

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Machine Learning Helps Hunt For COVID-19 Therapies

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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Michigan State University Foundation Professor Guowei Wei wasn’t preparing machine learning techniques for a global health crisis. Still, when one broke out, he and his team were ready…

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Understanding The Impact Of Norms And Emotions On Social Distancing During COVID-19

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Person on cell phone during the pandemic

Researchers at MSU’s Health & Risk Communication Center receive a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation to study the relationships among social norms and risk reduction behaviors…

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Untangling The Complicated Relationship Of Health, Economy During COVID-19

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Money, bills and coins

Policymakers are having a challenging time navigating the most effective way to monitor public health while also supporting the economic health of their states during the COVID-19 pandemic….

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Scientists Focus On Fundamental Virology And Therapeutics In Covid-19 Fight

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Corona virus

Two Michigan State University scientists—Yong-Hui Zheng and Dohun Pyeon—are leading fundamental COVID-19 research at MSU. “In our lab, we are working on the fundamental biology of the virus,” said Zheng,…

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