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Injectable Birth Control May Increase Blood Lead Levels In African American Women

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Women using a common, injectable form of birth control showed increased levels of potentially hazardous lead in their blood, a study led by a Michigan State University researcher…

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Scientists Discover Possible Genetic Target For Treating Endometriosis

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Michigan State University researchers have identified a potential genetic target for treating an especially painful and invasive form of endometriosis. Their study published in the journal, Cell Reports,…

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Fishing For Answers To Life’s Mysteries

Monday, November 2, 2020
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Evolutionarily speaking, the spotted gar is a bit of an old soul. That’s why Ingo Braasch, a Michigan State University assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, is…

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Untangling The Complicated Relationship Of Health, Economy During COVID-19

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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Policymakers are having a challenging time navigating the most effective way to monitor public health while also supporting the economic health of their states during the COVID-19 pandemic….

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Schmidt Chosen For NIH New Innovator Award

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Jens Schmidt with the NIH New Innovator Logo

The National Institutes of Health recently announced Michigan State University researcher Jens Schmidt as a recipient of its prestigious New Innovator Award to study how human cells repair…

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Schools’ Neighborhood Environment Affects Academic Outcomes in Flint

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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A neighborhood’s physical disorder has been linked to differences in academic outcomes. However, school neighborhood has not been studied as a potential additional environmental factor in academic outcomes—until now. In…

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NIH Grant To Support Study Of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Perinatal Depression

Monday, September 14, 2020
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Jennifer E. Johnson has been awarded a five-year, $3,358,550 grant to study treatment for major depressive disorder among women who have recently experienced perinatal loss—miscarriage, stillbirth, or early neonatal death. This…

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Collaboration Leads To Promising Next Steps For Cancer Research

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Andre Bachmann

A cancer research company co-founded by an MSU professor has been acquired by the New York biotechnology firm Lodo Therapeutics Corp. in a move that holds potential for…

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New Motion Capture Screening Technology Could Slow Progression Of Arthritis

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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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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