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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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IQ Researcher Awarded NIH Grant to Advance Biological Circuits

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Glass catfish, transparent fishes in aquarium

Michigan State University engineering researchers are working to create synthetic biological devices inside the cells of mammals that will enable new treatments for chronic and uncured diseases. A…

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Magnetic Gene in Fish May Someday Help Those with Epilepsy, Parkinson’s

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An aquarium fish that senses the Earth’s magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson’s and other…

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IQ at MSU Revolutionizing Healthcare by Converging Medicine, Engineering to Promote Precision Health

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Contag

Christopher H. Contag is the James and Kathleen Cornelius Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. He is director of…

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Discovering the Gold Standard of Cancer Drugs

Monday, August 6, 2018
Cisplatin Image

Legendary figure skater Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with cancer three times. In 1997, Hamilton, who won gold at the 1984 Winter Olympics, was diagnosed with stage 3…

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