MSU college establishes two new divisions
MSU College of Human Medicine announced the formation of two new clinical divisions — a Division of Neurosurgery and a Division of Otolaryngology — in partnership with two Southeast Michigan medical practices, a move that expands its statewide presence and opportunities for its students.
Grant aims to improve depression during and after pregnancy
MSU has received nearly $320,000 from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to improve depression among pregnant and postpartum women across Michigan through the implementation of integrated health care.View story photos
Is opioid treatment available to those who need it most?
The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging – it’s particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services, which includes cities in Michigan and across the Rust Belt. But the effectiveness of efforts to provide treatment and recovery options to those who need it most – that is, in locations with the greatest number of deaths from opioid overdose – has been unclear.View story photos
How toys became gendered
Parents who want to raise their children in a gender-nonconforming way have a new stocking stuffer this year: the gender-neutral doll.
Could common antihistamines become antidote to deadly chemical agent?
With a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats, or the NIH-CounterACT program, Neera Tewari-Singh is working on an antidote to CX, one of the most deadly chemical agents ever manufactured.
MSU receives $1M for training rehabilitation counselors
MSU has received more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education to train rehabilitation counselors who are ready to help people with disabilities succeed in the job market.
Animated videos advance adoption of agriculture techniques
In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, found researchers from Michigan State University.View story photosView story videos
Ryan Thomas: Innovating asthma care
Growing up with asthma means you’re on plenty of medications, but as you get older you start to question the purpose of those medications. No one else seems to be dealing with the same things you are.View story photos
Faculty member named president-elect of world renowned organization
One faculty member has been elected to help lead one of the largest organizations for nursing education in the world, the National League for Nursing, or NLN.View story photos
Building a better flu shot
Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infection. But, at best, the vaccine is only effective 40% to 60% of the time, according to the CDC. Now Michigan State University researchers have data that show how cellular RNA levels change following infection or vaccination. Their work could help make future flu vaccines work better or even aid in the design of a universal vaccine.View story photos