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Using Computer Games to Aid Cognitive Development in African Children

Friday, May 17, 2019
Using computer games to aid cognitive development in African children

Michael Boivin, a professor in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, had no intentions of working in Africa until he met his wife, who grew up…

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MSU Medical Student’s Invention Brings Mobile Devices Into Sterile Settings

Monday, April 29, 2019
MSU medical student's invention brings mobile devices into sterile settings

Doctors can now have access to critical information on their smartphones without compromising hospital health codes. A student from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine officially launched…

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Eating Disorder Tool May Lead to Earlier Diagnosis and Treatment

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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Samantha Kennedy was once an athlete who saw friends battling eating disorders. Today, she’s a Michigan State University psychiatrist who, with the help of a $15,000 research award,…

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Cleft Palate Gene Mutations now Linked to Spina Bifida

Friday, January 25, 2019
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Michigan State University and Children’s National Health System researchers are the first to link mutations in a gene known as “interferon regulatory factor 6,” or IRF6, which cause…

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Translational Research: One Researcher’s Experience

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Andrea Amalfitano, Interim Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, discusses his translational research with Pompe disease, re-engineering…

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Kvalsund Selected as National Academy of Medicine Fellow

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Michelle Kvalsund, a Michigan State University assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology, has received a 2018 National Academy of Medicine Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine. The…

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MSU Scientists Closer to Solving Arthritic Condition in Teens

Friday, August 24, 2018
Andrea Amalfitano

A new Michigan State University study has found that a malfunctioning gene associated with a common arthritic disease that often starts in teenagers is now directly linked to…

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New Study Explores the Role Cannabis Plays in Treating Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Norbert Kaminski

Michigan State University researcher Norbert Kaminski has begun a yearlong, preclinical study exploring cannabis compounds and their ability to slow the progress of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other diseases…

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IQ Researcher Awarded NIH Grant to Advance Biological Circuits

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Glass catfish, transparent fishes in aquarium

Michigan State University engineering researchers are working to create synthetic biological devices inside the cells of mammals that will enable new treatments for chronic and uncured diseases. A…

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Magnetic Gene in Fish May Someday Help Those with Epilepsy, Parkinson’s

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An aquarium fish that senses the Earth’s magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson’s and other…

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