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Researchers To Test Wastewater Statewide For Early COVID-19 Detection

Friday, December 11, 2020
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Michigan State University researchers have received $2.1 million in grant funding to test for the novel coronavirus in wastewater, which has the potential to be an early warning…

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Study Connects Diabetes, Air Pollution To Interstitial Lung Disease

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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People with prediabetes or diabetes who live in ozone-polluted areas may have an increased risk for an irreversible disease with a high mortality rate. A new study recently published in…

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Pfeiffer Inducted Into National Academy Of Kinesiology

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Karin Pfeiffer, a professor in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology. Those named as Fellows…

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Ask the Expert: COVID-19 Testing

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
COVID-19 Testing kit

  Debra Furr-Holden, associate dean for public health integration and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health in the College of Human Medicine, answers questions about the different COVID-19…

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What Does Isolation Mean in the Age of the Internet?

Sunday, May 17, 2020
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As public health officials are encouraging social distancing to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus strain, COVID-19, many Americans are practicing social isolation. But what does this…

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

Monday, August 26, 2019
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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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Engineering Professor Joins International Commission Aimed at Helping Aging Population

Monday, July 29, 2019
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Michele Grimm, a Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University, has been named by the National Academy of Medicine, or…

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New MSU Model Shows How Communities Can Improve Health Care

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Jeff Dwyer

A partnership at Michigan State University between the College of Human Medicine and MSU Extension is serving as a model of how land-grant universities can collaborate with medical…

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Parents Influence Junk Food Habits of Children

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Rick Sadler

Children driven to and from school by their parents not only get less exercise than their walking and biking classmates, but also are more inclined to have another…

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MSU Scientists Change Direction of Flint’s Water Crisis

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Mona Hanna-Attisha and Rick Sadler

The data were alarming: an increasing number of Flint, Mich., children had dangerously high lead levels in their blood, yet Mona Hanna-Attisha (above, left), MD, an assistant professor in Michigan State…

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