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The COVID-19 Infodemic: Combatting ‘Dangerous’ Misinformation on Social Media

Sunday, April 26, 2020

As the world stays home, the withdrawal from public life in response to COVID-19 has moved difficult conversations about the global pandemic to social media. Many exchanges are…

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Using ComArtSci Computer Power to Understand COVID-19

Sunday, April 26, 2020
Up close view of wires and computer boxes.

While Computer Labs Await the Return of Students, MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences Dedicates Unused Resources to Protein Folding Project Spartans are contributing to a global…

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Loss of Bladder Function in Children Linked to Stress

Thursday, February 13, 2020
kids in rain boots

We know that stress can have a profound impact on health., but it’s rare to discover a health issue that is caused directly by stress. That’s exactly what…

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Even with Early Treatment, HIV Still Attacks Young Brains

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Young Girl With Her Younger Brother Africa

The vast majority of children living with HIV today are in sub-Saharan Africa. While early antiretroviral therapy, or ART, has ensured less deadly outcomes for children living with…

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NIH Grant Funds Study to Improve Detroit’s Health Through Nature

Monday, August 26, 2019
Photo of detroit park and sign reading " greening of detroit park"

Faculty from Michigan State University received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an experiment to improve the health of Detroit’s residents by cultivating…

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Marijuana Users Weigh Less, Defying The Munchies

Friday, April 19, 2019
cannabis leaf up close

New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don’t. The findings, published in the International Journal…

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MSU Will Use $5M NIH Grant to Connect Dots Between Pesticides and Parkinson’s

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Crop field for pesticides and Parkinson's

A Michigan State University researcher is hoping to make a connection between pesticides, olfactory impairment and early symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases among aging farmers. Honglei Chen, a professor…

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This Immune Cell Function Could Control Deadly Allergic Reactions

Thursday, February 14, 2019

In cases of severe, even deadly, allergic reactions to foods such as peanuts and fish, immune cells go into hyper drive. This can trigger anaphylactic shock, sending blood…

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Exploring the Possibilities of Stem Cell Treatments in Humans and Animals

Friday, February 1, 2019
Yuan Wang

Yuan Wang, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Animal Science, believes stem cells may hold the answer to some of medicine’s biggest questions. Stem cells are…

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High Pesticide Exposure Among Farmers Linked to Poor Sense of Smell Later

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tractor and Field

A Michigan State University study is the first to show an association between unusually high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among aging farmers. The research examined…

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