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Bhattacharya Receives $2.35M NIH Grant To Study Impacts of Toxins On Gene Activation

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Michigan State University has landed a $2.35 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to investigate the effect of environmental pollutants and toxins on activation of genes that…

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Exploring The Mechanisms Of Pain Remission And Relapse

Monday, August 10, 2020

One of the forces driving opioid abuse in the United States is chronic pain, which affects 50 to 100 million U.S. adults, with at least 20 million of…

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Placebos Prove Powerful Even When People Know They’re Taking One

Thursday, August 6, 2020
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How much of a treatment is mind over matter? It is well documented that people often feel better after taking a treatment without active ingredients simply because they…

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Doctors On Call: Study Shows Impact Of Telemedicine During COVID-19

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Doctor's hands typing on iPad

Global Pandemic Drives More Patients to Remote Visits Telemedicine has been around for as long as people have been picking up the phone. While the demand for telehealth…

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First National Review Shows SARS COV-2 Test Results Are Accurate

Friday, July 31, 2020
corona test in lab test tubes

“We need more testing,” is a phrase that we’ve heard throughout the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. At the beginning of the pandemic, there was only one approved testing method for…

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New Motion Capture Screening Technology Could Slow Progression Of Arthritis

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Image of hand with sensors being imaged with special camera

Most people don’t think about their thumbs very often. But for people living with advancing arthritis, the simplest thumb movements—from grasping a cup to sending a text message—can…

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How To Get A Better Workout During A Pandemic

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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How can we stay motivated to exercise while COVID-19 keeps us physically isolated from fitness centers, and each other? New research from Michigan State University shows that working…

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MSU Scientists Discover Ancient Enzymes Evolve New Tricks

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
The green fluorescent protein reveals the exquisitely specific tomato hair cell expression of a gene for acylsugar biosynthesis. Credit: Pengxiang Fan

Plants, herbivores and pathogens are locked in a war for survival that is hundreds of millions of years old. Rooted in place and with no way to run,…

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MSU’s Trail Leads Multi Funded Investigation Into Evolution Of Infectious Fungi

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
College of Natural Science

Fungi appeared on Earth around 1.5 billion years ago. Today, there may be as many as 5 million fungal species, and they are found everywhere, from the mushroom…

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NSF Funded Project Explores Plant Metabolism Links To Climate Change, Human Nutrition

Monday, July 13, 2020
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Michigan State University plant biologist Berkley Walker is part of a team of scientists that is using a 3-year, $1.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Molecular and Cellular…

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