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Society for the Study of Reproduction Honors Fazleabas

Monday, February 3, 2020
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The Society For The Study Of Reproduction, or SSR, unveiled its 2020 award winners honoring seven individuals from some of the most prestigious universities in the world who…

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Connection Between Alcohol Use and Depression Could Aid Treatment

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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For people with psychiatric disorders, comorbidity — or the presence of two or more disorders in a single patient — is quite common. One of the most common…

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Are Bigger Brains Better?

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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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 Study May Lead to Fewer Hysterectomies in Women with Uterine Fibroid Tumors

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Uterine fibroid tumors are the leading cause of hysterectomies in the U.S., yet little is known about what causes them. A new study, however, has taken researchers one…

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New Study May Lead to Fewer Hysterectomies in Women with Uterine Fibroid Tumors

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Jose Teixeira standing in his lab

Uterine fibroid tumors are the leading cause of hysterectomies in the U.S., yet little is known about what causes them. A new study, however, has taken researchers one…

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Scientists Improve Yield Predictions Based on Seedling Data

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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A doctor diagnosing a 50-year-old patient based on a blood test taken during the patient’s infancy would be unthinkable. Anecdotally speaking, however, that’s what Michigan State University scientists…

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With Already 2,900 People Dead From The Flu, We Need a Better Vaccine

Monday, January 6, 2020
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The CDC estimates that at least 6.4 million people have caught the flu, resulting in 55,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths already this season. Though the flu vaccine can…

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Rare Disease Gives Insight into Autism and Epilepsy

Thursday, December 19, 2019
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A new study published in Nature Communications on a rare genetic disease provides insights into autism, epilepsy and cognitive impairment. The disorder, tuberous sclerosis, causes benign tumors on…

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Study Highlights Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Pregnant Women

Friday, November 22, 2019
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Expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act prompted more low-income women of reproductive age to sign up for health insurance, seek medical care and report improvements in…

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MSU Researcher Develops Support Services for Released Inmates

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Most seriously mentally ill inmates face daunting barriers to getting the medical and mental health care they need after they are released, which can lead to relapses, suicide…

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