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Scientists Find Gender Distinct Circuit For Depression

Friday, October 11, 2019
Brain scan image

Depression affects women nearly twice as much as men, but unraveling the brain’s blueprint that regulates this behavior, let alone identifying specific molecular differences between sexes, has proven…

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Muslim Mental Health Conference Goes Global

Friday, August 2, 2019
Up close view of a globle, with sun rays and a orange background

Since it began at Michigan State University more than a decade ago, the Muslim Mental Health Conference through the College of Osteopathic Medicine has brought scholars, students, mental…

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HIV Therapies Are Giving Infected Children a Fighting Chance

Thursday, July 18, 2019
The Kivuye district of northern Rwanda is predominantly agricultural. This view of the area looks toward Uganda.

An almost certain death sentence 30 years ago, having HIV today has lost its fatal sting. In just over 20 years, the development of Antiretroviral Therapies, or ART,…

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Using Computer Games to Aid Cognitive Development in African Children

Friday, May 17, 2019
Using computer games to aid cognitive development in African children

Michael Boivin, a professor in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, had no intentions of working in Africa until he met his wife, who grew up…

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Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Jed Magen

MSU’s Jed Magen, associate professor of psychiatry, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors and academics that provides informed news analysis and commentary to the…

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MSU to Help New Mothers with Postpartum Depression

Friday, March 2, 2018
Jennifer Johnson and Alla Sikorskii

One in seven mothers suffers from postpartum depression, but for low-income women, the rate is more than twice as high. Backed by a $3.6 million National Institutes of…

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