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Helping Fight Heart Disease Before It Starts

Friday, February 5, 2021
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Spartan researchers have been awarded $2.2 million to investigate how the diets of expecting mothers could affect their babies’ heart health. Nearly one out of every 100 babies…

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Nanomedicine Targets Cardiovascular Disease

Friday, January 8, 2021
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Michigan State and Stanford researchers have upgraded their Trojan horse therapies designed to fight one of the world’s leading causes of death. Led by Bryan Smith, an associate…

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New Center of Excellence In Microscopy Established at MSU

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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The Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering at Michigan State University and Leica Microsystems, Inc., have combined efforts to establish the MSU IQ Leica Microsystems Center of Excellence. The…

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Building A Trojan Horse To Fight Breast Cancer

Thursday, October 8, 2020
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With a nearly $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Michigan State University researchers are using nanoscopic particles to turn the body’s own cells into weapons…

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Creating Diamond Devices To Detect Parkinson’s Early

Monday, September 14, 2020
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Spartan engineers have secured $3.4 million in grants to develop diamond implants that could let doctors diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease earlier. Michigan State University’s Wen Li and…

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Bush’s Biomechanics Research Earns Founders’ Award

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

An associate professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan State University has been honored with a national award in recognition of her scientific accomplishments in biomechanics and excellence in…

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Riggins Receives NIH Blueprint D-Span Award

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Biomedical Engineering PhD candidate Ti’Air Riggins has been awarded the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience Award (F99/K00). This award supports graduate students from diverse…

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How to Identify Most At-Risk from COVID-19 Through Nanotechnology

Monday, May 18, 2020
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What if doctors could not only diagnose a COVID-19 infection but identify which patients are at the greatest risk of death before any major complications arise? One Michigan…

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Purcell Earns NSF CAREER Award to Improve Performance of Brain Implants

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
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A biomedical engineer at Michigan State University will use a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to improve the biocompatibility and performance of brain implants….

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MSU Lands $1.8M NIH Grant to Improve Brain Implants

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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Michigan State University has landed a $1.8 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to improve brain implants – “electroceuticals” used to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression and traumatic…

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