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New Process To Identify Existing Drugs For Potential COVID-19 Treatments

Friday, April 10, 2020
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In late January, as the world watched the growing COVID-19 epidemic with increasing unease, a Michigan State University laboratory, which specializes in the use of artificial intelligence and…

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Optical Tweezers Help in Quest for Better Cancer Treatments

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
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Stem cells involved in replenishing human tissues and blood depend on an enzyme known as telomerase to continue working throughout our lives. When telomerase malfunctions, it can lead…

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Attacking Cystic Fibrosis at its Roots

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Breakthroughs in cystic fibrosis are finally happening. While the latest CF headlines tout a new genetic treatment that targets its underlying cause, a major challenge still remains: How…

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Global Modeling of Natures Contributions to People

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. A wild bee buzzes through a farm, pollinating vegetables as it goes. Nearby, wetlands remove chemicals…

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Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Launched in 2015, the Global Impact Initiative or “GI2” set out to hire 100 faculty investigators in promising new areas of research. To date, 85 new faculty at…

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CMSE’s Lin Releases Quantum Physics Phone Game

Monday, May 6, 2019

CMSE faculty Huey-Wen Lin recently released a National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) outreach phone game named “Quantum 3”. It is designed for K-12 students, but is open to all…

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Why a Smell Test Could Become Part of a Regular Doctor Visit

Monday, April 29, 2019
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A new Michigan State University study suggests that older adults with poor sense of smell may see an almost 50% increase in their risk of dying within 10…

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Faculty Position in Cryo-EM

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University seeks outstanding applicants for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant/Associate level with expertise in cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM)…

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MSU Will Use $5M NIH Grant to Connect Dots Between Pesticides and Parkinson’s

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Crop field for pesticides and Parkinson's

A Michigan State University researcher is hoping to make a connection between pesticides, olfactory impairment and early symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases among aging farmers. Honglei Chen, a professor…

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Studying Pregnancy and its Long-term Impact on Women and their Children

Friday, February 1, 2019
Rita Strakovsky

Rita Strakovsky, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, is studying the relationship between the mother and the developing fetus. With advice…

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