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Blood Holds Key to Liver Regeneration

Friday, March 8, 2019
Blood

The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. But some patients who undergo a liver resection, a surgery that removes a diseased portion of…

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Exercising Helps You Make Better Food Choices

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Photo of healthy food and food groups

A new study, involving a Michigan State University epidemiologist, has found another healthy benefit to exercising…making better dietary choices. The research analyzed 2,680 young adults in an intensive,…

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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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Answering the Call to Michigan’s Lack of Addiction Specialists

Friday, February 22, 2019
Opioid Crisis, addiction, michigan

The number of opioid-related deaths in Michigan has hit an all-time high, requiring the resources of the state’s three major research universities and one of its largest health…

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How to Treat Depression in Prison – and Why it Matters

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Prison Depression

Of the 4 million prisoners released each year, 23 percent have suffered from the major depressive disorder. Due to resource shortages, many go without adequate treatment while in…

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STEM Students Nominated for National Scholarships

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Student Collage

Michigan State University has nominated four outstanding undergraduate STEM students for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Each year, the Goldwater Foundation seeks scholars committed to a career…

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Zombie Cells could be Key to Alzheimer’s Susceptibility

Friday, January 25, 2019
Marcia Gordan, Colle

The National Institute on Aging has awarded a Michigan State University College of Human Medicine professor a nearly $3 million grant to study how aging increases the risk…

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Schizophrenia Patients More Willing to Manage Symptoms Using Smartphones

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Smart Phone

A Michigan State University College of Human Medicine psychiatrist has found that most patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder are willing to use a smartphone application to help manage…

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High Pesticide Exposure Among Farmers Linked to Poor Sense of Smell Later

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tractor and Field

A Michigan State University study is the first to show an association between unusually high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among aging farmers. The research examined…

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Gene Therapy Could Eliminate Drug Side Effect in Parkinson’s Patients

Friday, January 11, 2019
kathy-steece-collier-and-team

A Michigan State University researcher has received a $2.8 million federal grant to develop a gene therapy that could reduce and possibly eliminate a frustrating side effect of…

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