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Opioid Dependency Peaks Among Younger Age Group

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Maria Parker

A Michigan State University study shows that 14- and 15-year-olds are at a higher risk of becoming dependent on prescription drugs within a 12-month period after using them…

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Combining Ag, Medicine to Solve Global Problems

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Since arriving at MSU two years ago, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher Felicia Wu has been aggressively applying agricultural solutions to issues of human health around…

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Gas May Help MRIs Detect Lung Diseases

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Jaideep Singh

Sometime in the future, patients will inhale a magnetized gas, have an MRI on their lungs, and learn if they have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or perhaps…

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Effects of Farming on Global Human Health

Monday, December 7, 2015
Felicia Wu

“When I came to MSU, I was interested in starting an initiative that unites the fields of agriculture and public health,” says FeliciaWu, the John A. Hannah Distinguished…

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New Model of Depression Could Lead to Better Treatments

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Andrea Wittenborn

A new scientific model that incorporates the myriad drivers of depression could lead to more precise treatment for an illness that affects 350 million worldwide. Developed by scientists…

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MSU Nurse Boosts Awareness of Diabetic Kidney Disease

Monday, November 30, 2015

The following is an interview with Della Hughes-Carter, an instructor in the MSU College of Nursing and an expert in diabetic kidney disease.  Before 1923 if you became…

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More Fertility Hormones, Less Chance of Live Birth

Monday, November 23, 2015

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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Women Recognize Abuse in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Film

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Amy Bonomi

Young adult women who watched “Fifty Shades of Grey” found the relationship between the characters Christian and Anastasia somewhat exciting and romantic, but also expressed grave concerns about…

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Precision Medicine Forum

Thursday, November 12, 2015

George Mias, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University, presents an overview of the field of precision medicine. This presentation was…

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Conducting Research in Precision Medicine: Three Perils and Two Prospects

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nigel Paneth, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University, discusses three perils of precision medicine:…

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