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New Study May Lead to Fewer Hysterectomies in Women with Uterine Fibroid Tumors

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Jose Teixeira standing in his lab

Uterine fibroid tumors are the leading cause of hysterectomies in the U.S., yet little is known about what causes them. A new study, however, has taken researchers one…

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NIH Grant Supports Study of Early-Life Adversity and Lifetime Disease Risk

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Early-life adversity, including abuse, neglect and illness, is linked to leading causes of morbidity and mortality across the lifespan and represents a major health concern. Three Michigan State…

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MSU Research Continues Growth Trend

Monday, December 30, 2019
Luminescent silicon nanocrystals on various substrates, taken during the MSU Science Festival in 2016.

Michigan State University’s research enterprise continues its upward growth trajectory, according to new National Science Foundation data. In the recently released National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and…

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Study Highlights Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Pregnant Women

Friday, November 22, 2019
pregnant woman holding her stomach

Expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act prompted more low-income women of reproductive age to sign up for health insurance, seek medical care and report improvements in…

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Attacking Cystic Fibrosis at its Roots

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
chest xray

Breakthroughs in cystic fibrosis are finally happening. While the latest CF headlines tout a new genetic treatment that targets its underlying cause, a major challenge still remains: How…

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Designing Human Centered Technology to Support Health in Kenya

Friday, October 18, 2019
researchers in front of a phone with the health app

A Michigan State University research team is combining mobile technology insight from Kenyans and an approach called human-centered design, or HCD, to develop health tools for mobile devices…

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Researchers Team Up to Find New Treatments for Orphan Diseases

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Stethoscope

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Michigan State University researcher a $2.1 million, five-year grant to search vast databases of existing drugs. Many of the drugs…

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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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NIH Grant Supports Research on Fungal Pathogens

Monday, August 26, 2019
Under scope image of fungal pathogens

Michigan State University plant biologist Frances Trail is part of a team of three scientists to recently receive a National Institutes of Health, or NIH, Research Project Grant…

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MSU to Study Link Between Fish Genes, Human Medicine

Thursday, March 23, 2017
(L to R) Solomon David, Ingo Braasch and Andrew Thompson. Courtesy of MSU

Michigan State University has been awarded a $727,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine. Ingo Braasch,…

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