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Building A Trojan Horse To Fight Breast Cancer

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Image of blood vessels and cancer tissue in mouse model

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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Illuminating The Opaque Pathways Of Depression

Friday, September 11, 2020
A person sitting with head in hand at sunset.

Depression is a dark horse. The disease often goes unnoticed, but affects work performance, social interaction and the ability to take pleasure in everyday life. According to the National…

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Exploring The Mechanisms Of Pain Remission And Relapse

Monday, August 10, 2020

One of the forces driving opioid abuse in the United States is chronic pain, which affects 50 to 100 million U.S. adults, with at least 20 million of…

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NIH Grant Supports Study of Early-Life Adversity and Lifetime Disease Risk

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Early-life adversity, including abuse, neglect and illness, is linked to leading causes of morbidity and mortality across the lifespan and represents a major health concern. Three Michigan State…

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New Drug Combos May Prevent Resistance to Melanoma Treatments

Friday, November 8, 2019
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A Michigan State University study led by a physiology graduate student in the College of Human Medicine has found that new drug combinations may prevent melanoma, an often…

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Breast Cancer Research Could Expand Lung Cancer Therapies

Monday, July 22, 2019
An x-ray image of someones lung.

New research into a genetic mutation’s role in breast cancer could open new treatment options for lung cancer, according to a Michigan State University scientist. “We sequenced the…

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Grand Prize Winners Selected for University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum

Monday, July 1, 2019
Grand Prize winners selected for University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum

Research in the areas of molecular biology and language have earned Grand Prize awards for the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, or UURAF. “The opportunity to engage…

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Sweatin’ the Small Stuff: Molecular Mechanisms of Stress

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Emily Steffke is a senior from Beal City, Michigan double majoring in Neuroscience in the College of Natural Science and English in the College of Arts and Letters,…

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NatSci Neuroscientist Receives New Investigator Award

Monday, April 8, 2019
NatSci neuroscientist Gina Leinninger receives new investigator award

Gina Leinninger, Michigan State University assistant professor of physiology, is the 2019-20 recipient of the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Central Nervous System Section New Investigator Award. The society’s…

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MSU Lands $1.8M NIH Grant to Improve Brain Implants

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Brain Scan

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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