Improving LGBTQ+ lives through health care
For many in the LGBTQ+ community, accessing health care services proves to be a challenge as many providers aren't equipped to treat their needs. Deirdre Shires, assistant professor in MSU's School of Social Work studies the healthcare disparities facing LGBTQ+ patients, and uses her findings to offer providers with opportunities to improve care and outcomes.View story photos
Vitamin D may not help your heart
While previous research has suggested a link between low levels of vitamin D in the blood and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a new MSU study has found that taking vitamin D supplements did not reduce that risk.View story photos
Going to the dogs
Most of my days end up going to the dogs or, more accurately, one dog in particular. That goofball in the picture above, Islay Skye, is the start of my mornings and the end to each day. While some mornings are earlier than I would like and some nights involve being pushed to the edge of the bed, I wouldn’t have it any other way. In what has been an incredibly stressful and challenging year, her joyful energy and complete loyalty has been absolutely vital to my well-being. While she isn’t officially a therapy dog, that’s exactly what she’s been to me (and others) since the day we got her Feb. 1, 2018.View story photos
Björn Hamberger: When science and art come together
The Detroit Science Gallery is the first U.S. representation of a global university-linked network dedicated to public outreach at the intersection of science and art. Exhibitions aim at 15- to 25-year-olds by bridging emerging scientific areas with design and technology.View story photos
Arzelia Williams: When perceptions are not reality
I soaked in the dry air, stepped into the sand and took in all the scenery of a country that has vowed to remove “impossible” from the dictionary. When I visited the United Arab Emirates, I saw these enormous skyscraper buildings that emerged from the ruins and, having read about Dubai before going there, I expected that it would be the equivalent of backpacking in the desert with the luxury of having a nice hotel room to sleep in at night.View story photos
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Compact, low-cost fingerprint reader could help reduce infant mortality around the world
A team of researchers from MSU will showcase Infant-Prints – a low-cost, high-resolution and portable solution to accurately identify infants in an effort to help reduce infant mortality around the world.View story photos
Monika Donley, Owen/Van Hoosen Hall stock handler, died June 13. Donley joined the staff in 1977 and retired in 2004
Brickman, Doris Jean
Doris Jean Brickman, College of Human Ecology Extension specialist, died June 15. Brickman joined the staff in 1975 and retired in 1995.
Bohnet, Nancy R.
Nancy R. Bohnet, animal caretaker at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center, died June 12. Bohnet joined the staff in 1988 and retired in 2008.