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MSU Professor Studies the Learning and Relearning of Movement

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Golfer

Rajiv Ranganathan, a professor in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, will examine the process of learning and relearning movement with a more than $400,000 grant from the National Science…

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New DNA Tool Predicts Height, Shows Promise for Serious Illness Assessment

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Child Growth

A new DNA tool created by Michigan State University can accurately predict people’s height, and more importantly, could potentially assess their risk for serious illnesses, such as heart…

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Research Uncovers Dire Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Surgery

Researchers at Michigan State University conducted the largest experimentally controlled study on sleep deprivation to date, revealing just how detrimental operating without sleep can be in everything from…

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New Genetic Syndrome Identified in 3-Year-Old Patient

Friday, September 21, 2018
Bachman and Bupp

A Michigan State University pediatric researcher and a Spectrum Health physician have identified a new genetic syndrome in a 3-year-old girl who, for more than two years, has…

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Researchers Receive National Award for Exploring Walking and Social Exclusion

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Students Walking Fall

A Michigan State University study conducted last year has won two kinesiology researchers and an alumnus a national award for their work exploring how walking might reduce the…

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New Genetics Tool Helps Answer Evolutionary Questions

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Gideon Bradburd

The age of big data is here. Thanks to innovations in genetic sequencing technology, scientists can now generate massive datasets describing the genomes of Earth’s diverse set of…

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Evolutionary Lessons from an Ancient Fish

Friday, August 31, 2018

Evolution and gars – freshwater fish with toothy snouts – are so intricately intertwined that one Michigan State University researcher created a vanity license plate, highlighting his dedication…

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MSU Scientists Closer to Solving Arthritic Condition in Teens

Friday, August 24, 2018
Andrea Amalfitano

A new Michigan State University study has found that a malfunctioning gene associated with a common arthritic disease that often starts in teenagers is now directly linked to…

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New Study Explores the Role Cannabis Plays in Treating Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Norbert Kaminski

Michigan State University researcher Norbert Kaminski has begun a yearlong, preclinical study exploring cannabis compounds and their ability to slow the progress of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other diseases…

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Where You Live can Affect Your Health

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Rick Sadler

A new Michigan State University study is reinforcing the thought that where you live can affect your health. The study, now published in the journal Social Science & Medicine,…

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