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Ask the Expert: New COVID Strains and Double Masks

Friday, February 12, 2021
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After the CDC recommended the use of multiple masks to protect from the coronavirus, Peter Gulick, professor of medicine at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and infectious disease…

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1918 Influenza Provides Warning for Potential Future Pandemic Reemergence

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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The 1918 influenza pandemic provides a cautionary tale for what the future may hold for COVID-19, says a Michigan State University researcher. After a decade studying a flu virus that killed approximately 15,000 Michigan residents, Siddharth Chandra, a professor in MSU’s James Madison…

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Scientists Advocate Breaking Laws – of Geography and Ecology

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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Recent global calamities – the pandemic, wildfires, floods – are spurring interdisciplinary scientists to nudge aside the fashionable First Law of Geography that dictates “everything is related to…

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Ask the Expert: Medical Distrust in Black Communities

Friday, January 29, 2021
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Historical racism and modern day health care disparities have ingrained in Black communities distrust of a medical system now charged with encouraging people to take the COVID-19 vaccine….

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Nanomedicine’s ‘Crown’ is Ready for Its Close-Up

Monday, January 25, 2021
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An international team of researchers led by Michigan State University’s Morteza Mahmoudi has developed a new method to better understand how nanomedicines — emerging diagnostics and therapies that are very…

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MSU Economists Develop New Agricultural Policy Research Institute in Malawi

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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Michigan State University (MSU) has a long history of research and engagement in Malawi to improve the country’s agricultural and public health outcomes.   Recently MSU reinforced this legacy of…

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Livestock Workers Face High MRSA Risk

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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MSU researchers reveal surprisingly high risk levels, share precautions that work against MRSA — and COVID-19 For Michigan State University’s Felicia Wu, the surprise isn’t that people who…

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Redefining Art, Finding a Voice During COVID-19

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Grant funds virtual, physical exhibits of art created globally. Michigan State University has begun collecting art from around the world in an exploration of how people are using…

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Vector Platform Technology Used in COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Friday, January 8, 2021
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With the first COVID-19 vaccines beginning to be administered, many across the globe are eagerly watching and waiting, wondering when it will be their turn to receive a…

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Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests Increased During the Pandemic

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
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While COVID-19 has claimed more than 13,000 lives in Michigan, a study conducted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Michigan State University published in JAMA Network Open,…

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