MSU lands NIH grant to study connection between fish genes and human medicine
MSU has landed a $727,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine.View story photos
Primary care tops list of chosen specialities among medical students during Match Day
It was Match Day, March 17, and 200 medical students, as well as thousands more around the country, were counting down the minutes to when they would be allowed to tear open envelopes and learn what residency program had accepted them.
MSU College of Veterinary Medicine ranks No. 1 in Big Ten, No. 5 in nation
MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine has retained its No. 1 ranking among Big Ten schools for the second year in a row and now holds No. 5 among veterinary schools nationwide, according to Quacquarelli Symonds, a higher education data provider that has rated top universities and their programs across the globe since 2004.
Altering pH bumps prions out of danger zone
Prion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease resulted in the U.S. banning imports of beef from the European Union for 15 years.View story photos
Two MSU faculty appointed to new state commission focused on eliminating child lead exposure
Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the creation of the Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission, an effort that will continue Michigan’s fight against lead exposure, and has appointed MSU’s Mona Hanna-Attisha and Rebecca Meunick to the 15-member commission.
ComArtSci and WKAR to host World Water Day event March 22
The MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences and WKAR Public Media are hosting a World Water Day celebration with leading experts Joan Rose, Xiaobo Tan and Bruno Basso on March 22. The event is set for 3-4 p.m. in WKAR Studio A, located in the ComArtSci building.
Refugees with PTSD regulate stress differently
New MSU research has found that refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don’t have the disorder, but may have experienced similar suffering.View story photos
Enlarged prostate later in life could stem from fetal development early on
New research from MSU indicates that embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby’s gender, could contribute to an enlarged prostate, or BPH, in men later in life.View story photos
MSU tackles concussions by bringing new sensor to market
Two MSU chemists are bringing their impact sensors to market. The effective, yet inexpensive, headband sensors can be worn by athletes in a variety of sports who could be at risk of suffering concussions.View story photosView story videos
Researchers find promising lead that reduces autism symptoms and more
Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of autism. Even though the single gene that’s responsible for it was discovered in 1991, and the disease is detected by a simple blood test, there’s no treatment or cure.View story photos