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MSU Recognized as Global Leader in Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance Research

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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University ranks in top 10 worldwide in amount of research published on topics related to environmental antimicrobial resistance. Michigan State University (MSU) ranks ninth in the world and…

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Monitoring Campus for the Novel Coronavirus

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Associate professor Jade Mitchell and doctoral student Ryan Julien play a critical role in analyzing public health implications and informing decision-making. As a risk assessment researcher, Jade Mitchell has analyzed…

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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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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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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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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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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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Ask The Expert: What Is Contact Tracing?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Due to COVID-19, “contact tracing” has been added to our vocabulary. Not everyone understands it is essential to stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus. Mieka Smart, assistant professor in…

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Ask The Expert: Pets And COVID-19

Thursday, April 9, 2020
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Since first hearing about the COVID-19 outbreak in China, media outlets around the world have reported on strains of the virus originating in animals, on pets testing positive…

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National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Website For Providers, Patients Launched

Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Treatment of COVID-19 is urgent. As part of the next step to advance the use of convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 infection, the National Convalescent Plasma…

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