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Big Data Helps Identify Better Way to Research Breast Cancer’s Spread

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Big data helps identify better way to research breast cancer’s spread

Scientists are using a lot of genomic data to identify medical issues sooner in patients, but they’re also using it to assist their scientific counterparts in researching diseases…

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Why Do Ovarian Cancer Drugs Work for Some Patients but Not Others?

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Why do ovarian cancer drugs work for some patients but not others?

A new class of drugs called PARP inhibitors has successfully slowed the spread of ovarian cancer for some patients, but the treatments are less effective for many others….

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Medical Student Research Journal Garners Worldwide Attention

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Medical Student Research Journal garners worldwide attention

A Michigan State University College of Human Medicine research journal, run by students, is attracting worldwide attention. Often times, a mark of prestige for authors of medical studies…

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Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Launched in 2015, the Global Impact Initiative or “GI2” set out to hire 100 faculty investigators in promising new areas of research. To date, 85 new faculty at…

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Why a Smell Test Could Become Part of a Regular Doctor Visit

Monday, April 29, 2019
Lower face of a senior woman with lips ajar

A new Michigan State University study suggests that older adults with poor sense of smell may see an almost 50% increase in their risk of dying within 10…

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Finding New Treatments for People with Rare Illnesses

Thursday, April 4, 2019

André Bachmann is creating treatments for children with rare medical conditions that many large pharmaceutical companies won’t develop due to high costs and low returns. The professor and…

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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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