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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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Schmidt Chosen For NIH New Innovator Award

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Jens Schmidt with the NIH New Innovator Logo

The National Institutes of Health recently announced Michigan State University researcher Jens Schmidt as a recipient of its prestigious New Innovator Award to study how human cells repair…

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Creating Diamond Devices To Detect Parkinson’s Early

Monday, September 14, 2020
SEM image of diamond microfiber

Spartan engineers have secured $3.4 million in grants to develop diamond implants that could let doctors diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease earlier. Michigan State University’s Wen Li and…

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MSU Scientists Grow The First Functioning Mini Human Heart Model

Monday, August 17, 2020

Michigan State University researchers have created for the first time a miniature human heart model in the laboratory, complete with all primary heart cell types and a functioning…

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Bhattacharya Receives $2.35M NIH Grant To Study Impacts of Toxins On Gene Activation

Friday, August 14, 2020
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Michigan State University has landed a $2.35 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to investigate the effect of environmental pollutants and toxins on activation of genes that…

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Potential COVID-19 Test Delivers Results in Less Than 10 Minutes

Friday, April 10, 2020
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As COVID-19 cases spike, the need for faster, more accessible testing is clear. Due to limited availability, many patients with symptoms — and their physicians — are left…

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Optical Tweezers Help in Quest for Better Cancer Treatments

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
telomerese graphic

Stem cells involved in replenishing human tissues and blood depend on an enzyme known as telomerase to continue working throughout our lives. When telomerase malfunctions, it can lead…

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Steffke Earns Marshall Scholarship

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Eustace-Cole Hall, home of the Honors College.

Emily Steffke, an Honors College senior majoring in neuroscience in the College of Natural Science and English in the College of Arts and Letters, has been named a…

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MSU Student, Alumna Named Finalists for Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Honors College Building

One Michigan State University undergraduate student and one alumna are finalists for the Marshall Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship. MSU’s two finalists for the Marshall Scholarship are Anna Esenther…

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Tiny Bubbles In Our Body Could Fight Cancer Better Than Chemo

Friday, September 13, 2019
extracellular-vesicles

Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. It’s your DNA that stores the important information…

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