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PhRMA Foundation Grant Awarded for Novel Approach, Molecules in Alzheimer’s Research

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Newly awarded research from Michigan State University could result in therapeutic and preventative drugs for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Jessica Fortin, assistant professor for the MSU Department of Pathobiology and…

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Morgan Honored for Efforts in Training Next Generation of Dementia Researchers

Thursday, February 4, 2021
A photo of a brain model split in half.

As the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death and the only leading cause with no treatment, prevention or cure, Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease for those impacted and their…

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Are Bigger Brains Better?

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Brain scan image

When it comes to certain parts of the brain, bigger doesn’t necessarily equate to better memory. According to a new study led by Michigan State University, a larger…

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New MSU Foundation Professors Announced for 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Group photos of Laura McCabe, David Morgan, Amirpouyan Nejadhashemi and Terrie Taylor

Michigan State University recently named four new MSU Foundation Professors, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching while enhancing the prominence of…

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Data-Driven Characterization of Gene Expression in Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Student Research, Alzeimers

Lavida Brooks is a current Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She is studying human genetics under the advisement of…

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New Engineering Insights into Brain Implants

Monday, March 12, 2018
Purcell and Salatino uncovered information about brain implants and the cells surrounding them, which will improve designs for future devices.

Patients suffering from brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s have more treatment options than ever before, thanks to medical advances in the use of brain implants. In spite…

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Alzheimer’s Researcher Joins MSU Grand Rapids Team

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Marcia Gordon

Marcia Gordon, PhD, recently joined the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine as a professor in the Department of Translational Science and Molecular Medicine. Recruited as part…

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Laser Technology Reveals How Alzheimer’s Plaques ‘Clump’

Monday, September 12, 2016
Lisa Lapidus

Lisa Lapidus (right), Michigan State University professor of physics and astronomy, has found that peptides, or strings of amino acids, related to Alzheimer’s “wiggle” at dangerous speeds prior to…

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Michigan Research Universities Get $9mil. for Alzheimer’s Center

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The U.S. National Institutes of Health will award an estimated $9 million over the next 5 years to a new statewide center to enhance the understanding and treatment…

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