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New Motion Capture Screening Technology Could Slow Progression Of Arthritis

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Image of hand with sensors being imaged with special camera

Most people don’t think about their thumbs very often. But for people living with advancing arthritis, the simplest thumb movements—from grasping a cup to sending a text message—can…

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MSU Researchers Develop Clearer, More Intuitive Method of Relaying Scientific Results

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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Faced with confusing or contradictory COVID-19 health news, the public needs more help in understanding complex scientific studies. Michigan State University researchers say. “Scientific studies, especially those in…

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Expanded Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Health Care

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University have announced the two organizations signed a letter of intent to significantly expand their long-term partnership, a unique primary affiliation among…

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More African American and Hispanic Children Die from Cancer than White Children

Thursday, June 4, 2020
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African American and Hispanic children admitted to pediatric intensive care units for cancer treatment have significantly higher death rates than do Caucasian patients, a study led by two…

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Ask the Expert: COVID-19 Testing

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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  Debra Furr-Holden, associate dean for public health integration and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health in the College of Human Medicine, answers questions about the different COVID-19…

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Stepping Up to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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The national Stepping Up Initiative is helping hundreds of counties nationwide reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. A Michigan State University professor and her colleague have…

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Ask The Expert: What Is Contact Tracing?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Due to COVID-19, “contact tracing” has been added to our vocabulary. Not everyone understands it is essential to stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus. Mieka Smart, assistant professor in…

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Advancing Health Equity For Older Americans Receiving Medicaid

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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Requiring older Americans to work as a condition of receiving Medicaid could negatively and disproportionately affect many, Rodlescia Sneed suspects. That’s why Sneed, Ph.D., MPH, an assistant professor in…

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MSU Researchers Identify New COVID-19 Testing Process Call On FDA for Approval

Thursday, April 16, 2020
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As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, a more accurate test that can detect the virus much earlier than other tests has been adapted and…

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MSU Researchers Advance Coronavirus Test for Greater Accuracy

Friday, April 3, 2020
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Michigan State University researchers have validated a test to detect coronavirus that is more accurate than those currently available, and could help address the national shortage of testing…

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