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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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STEM Students Nominated for National Scholarships

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Student Collage

Michigan State University has nominated four outstanding undergraduate STEM students for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Each year, the Goldwater Foundation seeks scholars committed to a career…

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Exercise Linked to a Healthy Gut and Bones

Monday, October 15, 2018

A recent study, led by Michigan State University researcher Laura McCabe, supports findings that a high-fat diet can negatively affect the bacterial composition of your intestine and decrease…

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Modeling Cancer in Mice: Integration of Bioinformatics and Therapy

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Eran Andrechek, Department of Physiology at MSU, explains how his lab is leveraging bioinformatics to target specific, and current, genetic therapies to stunt tumor growth in lung cancer…

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Breast Cancer Research Could Expand Lung Cancer Therapies

Friday, June 22, 2018
Eran Andrechek

New research into a genetic mutation’s role in breast cancer could open new treatment options for an even more deadly disease, according to a Michigan State University scientist….

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Unexpected Finding May Deter Disabling Diabetic Eye Disease

Friday, April 6, 2018
Julia Busik

Diabetic retinopathy is considered one of the most disabling complications of diabetes and the leading cause of new cases of vision loss among adults. A new Michigan State…

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Arts – Medicine Bridges: Three Crossings

Friday, March 30, 2018

Robert Root-Bernstein, professor of Physiology, presented at the Humanities and the Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Forum on March 30, 2018. Interdisciplinary and interprofessional work between the artists, social scientists,…

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Mice Can Closely Mirror Humans in Cancer Research

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Eran Andrechek

A new Michigan State University study is helping to answer a pressing question among scientists of just how close mice are to people when it comes to researching…

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New Discovery Deepens Understanding of Brain

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Shane Crandall

An exploration of the deepest and most-mysterious layer of the cortex in mice by researchers at Michigan State University and Brown University has revealed new circuits that may…

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