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MSU Faculty Earn NSF Grant for Project on Illicit Drug Trafficking Networks

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
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Drug cartel methods used to distribute heroin and other unlawful wares are increasing in complexity, according to a study by two Michigan State University researchers titled Discovery, Analysis and…

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Bringing Genomics into the Fold

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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With a five-year, $1.95 million National Institutes of Health R35 grant, the Brandizzi Lab in the College of Natural Science is expanding its exploration of protein folding within plant cells, paving the…

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Treating Pediatric Stomach Pain by Targeting Anxiety

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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When children or teenagers complain of recurring abdominal pain, one effective treatment option uses cognitive behavioral therapy to target both the discomfort and the anxiety that may be…

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Injectable Birth Control May Increase Blood Lead Levels In African American Women

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Women using a common, injectable form of birth control showed increased levels of potentially hazardous lead in their blood, a study led by a Michigan State University researcher…

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MSU Researcher Looks For Specific Causes Of Neuropathy In African Patients

Sunday, October 18, 2020
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For approximately a third of individuals worldwide diagnosed with Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy, or DSP, there isn’t one specific cause for the disorder. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic…

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Strakovsky Awarded $2.1 Million Grant To Study Chemical Effects On Women’s Health Post-Pregnancy

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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A team of researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) led by Rita Strakovsky, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Food Science and…

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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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
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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
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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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