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MSU Research Continuity And Response During COVID-19

Michigan State University has taken significant strides to not only maintain continuity in research but to also re-activate research on the MSU campus and in facilities across the state since the Executive Order on May 15 allowed for non-essential research to resume on-campus.

Even while working off-campus, investigators have been analyzing data, conducting peer review, working on technology transfer documentation, preparing publications and more. Particular emphasis was placed on continuing essential research and conducting new COVID-19 investigations.

Learn how we are keeping our researchers safe by visiting the Research Continuity website and see the university novel coronavirus website for updates related to campus, students, resources and more. The MSU Keep Working (remote) site also has help and resources for those working remotely.

The stories below share the latest news about the university’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, expert tips, research, and highlights of community outreach.

MSU Receives FDA-Authorization To Decontaminate Reusable N95 Masks For Hospitals

Friday, August 28, 2020
N95 Masks

Vaporized hydrogen peroxide treatment modified by a Michigan State University veterinary team to decontaminate N95 masks for health care workers has been approved on an emergency basis by the Food and Drug Administration. The team is continuing to work with…

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Studying How COVID Pandemic Is Affecting Language Change

Friday, August 7, 2020

COVID-19 has had a major impact on people around the world, but how is the pandemic changing our language and the way we communicate? That is the question…

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Responding To COVID-19 With Innovation And Compassion

Friday, August 7, 2020
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For the past several months, MSU’s Apparel and Textile Design (ATD) faculty, alumni, and students have used their skills and contributed their time in the fight against COVID-19…

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A-CAPP Supports PSA For Fraudulent PPE

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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The Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection, or the A-CAPP Center, at Michigan State University has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to inform decision…

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

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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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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Report: Districts Handling Of Spring School Closings Provide Insights For Fall Reopening

Thursday, July 30, 2020
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School location, family income and broadband internet access were critical factors in how well K-12 students adjusted to the COVID-19 shift from classroom to remote learning, according to…

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Ask The Expert: How Career Fatigue Is Shaping The Future Of Jobs

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Days, weeks and months have gone by since many employees have transitioned to working at home and to many it has been a stressful blur. To preserve a…

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Machine Learning Model Finds SARS CoV-2 Growing More Infectious

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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A novel machine learning model developed by researchers at Michigan State University suggests that mutations to the SARS-CoV-2 genome have made the virus more infectious. The model, developed…

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MSU Sociologists Working to Help Refugees Stay Safe from COVID-19

Friday, June 26, 2020
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In refugee camps and urban settlements throughout the Middle East and North Africa, the threat of COVID-19 is high in the minds of the non-governmental organizations. In some…

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