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Flint Lead Free 2021 Report Highlights Positive Trends and Economic Benefits

Friday, February 19, 2021
Water coming out a sink faucet.

Flint Lead Free has released its 2021 report with the goal of sharing the widespread community efforts to reduce lead exposure, highlighting progress from new investments and partnerships and demonstrating…

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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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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 Process To Identify Existing Drugs For Potential COVID-19 Treatments

Friday, April 10, 2020
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In late January, as the world watched the growing COVID-19 epidemic with increasing unease, a Michigan State University laboratory, which specializes in the use of artificial intelligence and…

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

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Blurred figures of people with medical uniforms in hospital corridor

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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Rare Disease Gives Insight into Autism and Epilepsy

Thursday, December 19, 2019
A stethoscope on top of white fabric.

A new study published in Nature Communications on a rare genetic disease provides insights into autism, epilepsy and cognitive impairment. The disorder, tuberous sclerosis, causes benign tumors on…

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Big Data Helps Identify Better Way to Research Breast Cancer’s Spread

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Big data helps identify better way to research breast cancer’s spread

Scientists are using a lot of genomic data to identify medical issues sooner in patients, but they’re also using it to assist their scientific counterparts in researching diseases…

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Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Launched in 2015, the Global Impact Initiative or “GI2” set out to hire 100 faculty investigators in promising new areas of research. To date, 85 new faculty at…

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Finding New Treatments for People with Rare Illnesses

Thursday, April 4, 2019

André Bachmann is creating treatments for children with rare medical conditions that many large pharmaceutical companies won’t develop due to high costs and low returns. The professor and…

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New Genetic Syndrome Identified in 3-Year-Old Patient

Friday, September 21, 2018
Bachman and Bupp

A Michigan State University pediatric researcher and a Spectrum Health physician have identified a new genetic syndrome in a 3-year-old girl who, for more than two years, has…

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