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Blood Holds Key to Liver Regeneration

Friday, March 8, 2019
Blood

The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. But some patients who undergo a liver resection, a surgery that removes a diseased portion of…

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Leveraging Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Therapeutic Discovery

Friday, November 2, 2018

Bin Chen, Assistant Professor in the MSU Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, presents during a Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Drug Discovery Seminar. The long-term goal of…

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MSU Toxicologist to Study the Role Cannabis Plays in Reducing Brain Inflammation

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Norbert Kaminski

Norbert Kaminski, a toxicologist who has studied the effects of cannabis since 1990, has received a five-year, $2.4 million National Institutes of Health grant to further his work…

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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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CRISPR Research Tackles Rare Genetic Disorder in Children

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Michigan State University scientists will use the latest CRISPR technology to study two extremely rare genetic mutations that leave children severely disabled with seizures and involuntary movements. CRISPR,…

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Bioinformatics Researcher Joins College of Human Medicine

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Bin Chen

Bin Chen recently joined the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as an Assistant Professor. The goal of Dr. Bin Chen’s lab is to develop computational methods and tools…

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MSU Researchers Studying Drug to Stop Cancer-Causing Gene

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Karen Liby and Jamie Bernard

Michigan State University scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these…

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Critical State Transitions: Towards a Predictive Systems Toxicology

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sudin Bhattacharya, assistant professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacology and Toxicology, presents his research in computational toxicology on Feb. 8, 2018. Bhattacharya is also a member of…

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Scientists Explore Link Between Obesity and Dementia

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Anne Dorrance and William Jackson

Two Michigan State University scientists are now using a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to better understand the link between obesity…

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MSU Researchers Find How Belly Fat Could Increase Cancer Risk

Thursday, August 24, 2017

It’s been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question that hasn’t been fully explained. A…

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