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Data-Driven Characterization of Gene Expression in Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Student Research, Alzeimers

Lavida Brooks is a current Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She is studying human genetics under the advisement of…

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Slowing Down the Heart Aging Process to Increase the Human Lifespan

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Human Heart Tissue

In a new paper published in EMBO Reports this month, an international team of scientists, including Dr. Aitor Aguirre at MSU’s Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering,…

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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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Keeping Astronauts Healthy During Deep Space Missions

Friday, January 18, 2019
George Mias

When you get sick, a doctor or hospital is typically right down the road, a couple of hours away at most. But what if the nearest one was…

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New Computer Model Designs a Drug Delivery Strategy to Fight Cancer

Monday, October 29, 2018
Brownian

Researchers from Michigan State University and Stanford University have created a computer simulation, validated by experimental results, to help design drug-delivery nanoparticles that carry cancer-fighting medicines directly to…

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MSU Researcher Regenerates Tissues in Humans to Treat Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

Friday, October 12, 2018
Aitor

Aitor Aguirre is an assistant professor at MSU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. He’s part of Chris Contag’s team at IQ. He works on understanding how human tissues respond…

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MSU “Jazz Musicians” Using Molecular Imaging in Regenerative Medicine and Cancer Detection

Friday, October 12, 2018
Erik Shapiro

“We’re a little bit like jazz musicians,” says MSU researcher Erik Shapiro. “We are wandering in scientific space centered around one or two themes, generally involved in molecular…

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Aguirre Brings Tissue Remodeling Expertise to IQ and MSU

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Aitor Aguirre

Aitor Aguirre joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an assistant professor in August 2018. Aitor Aguirre focuses on investigating cell plasticity and tissue remodeling in health and…

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Magnetic Gene in Fish May Someday Help Those with Epilepsy, Parkinson’s

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An aquarium fish that senses the Earth’s magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson’s and other…

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IQ at MSU Revolutionizing Healthcare by Converging Medicine, Engineering to Promote Precision Health

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Contag

Christopher H. Contag is the James and Kathleen Cornelius Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. He is director of…

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