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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.

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

Friday, July 31, 2020
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“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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Understanding Protein Interactions for COVID-19 Treatments

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Dr. Alex Dickson is an assistant professor at Michigan State University in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He along with his group of researchers are using…

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Social Science LEADR Lends 3D Printer for Creation of Over 10,000 Face Shields

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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While many hospitals and community organizations struggle to obtain necessary personal protection equipment, LEADR (the Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research) is putting its resources…

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Pandemic Driven Changes to the Supply Chain

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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Hidden vulnerabilities in the global supply chain are now in clear view due to the global health crisis. In response, companies have started reevaluating the supply chain to…

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High Resolution Proteins Being Built To Fight COVID-19

Monday, June 15, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan State University researchers are rising to the occasion and spearheading projects that seek to aid the international efforts to develop treatments for the…

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How COVID-19 is Impacting Kids Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Thursday, June 11, 2020
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From school closings to social isolation to prom cancellations, there’s no question that American teenagers are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Adolescents involved with the juvenile justice…

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