Increasing knowledge of tropical diseases in Malawi
In 2017, MSU faculty members Frances Pouch Downes (College of Natural Science/Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics) and Karl Seydel (College of Osteopathic Medicine) launched a study abroad program in Blantyre, Malawi, in eastern Africa.View story photos
Early source of irritable bowel syndrome discovered
MSU scientists have identified an early cause of intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, which afflict around 11 percent of the world’s population.View story photos
MSU expands sexual misconduct workgroup
Michigan State University’s Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Expert Advisory Workgroup has added two new members as it continues to receive feedback and enact suggested changes related to the university’s response to relationship violence and sexual misconduct.
CRISPR research tackles rare genetic disorder in children
MSU scientists will use the latest CRISPR technology to study two extremely rare genetic mutations that leave children severely disabled with seizures and involuntary movements.View story photos
Detroit-area high school raises nearly $150k to help homeless
Detroit Street Care, an outreach activity where MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students provide medical assistance to the homeless, has received more than $148,000 from a Michigan high school.
About 30 percent of new heroin users become dependent in the first year
A new MSU study now shows that about one-third of heroin users become dependent on the drug within one to 12 months, indicating that prior estimates of 20 to 25 percent have been too low.View story photos
Improving communication among surgeons
MSU researcher Cheryl Anderson has found a better way for veteran surgeons to provide feedback to their aspiring surgeon counterparts during their residencies.View story photos
Cyclists fight skin cancer at sixth annual MSU Gran Fondo
More than 1,600 participants will bike through scenic West Michigan on June 23 for the sixth annual MSU Gran Fondo. The timed, non-competitive cycling event benefits MSU College of Human Medicine’s skin cancer awareness, prevention and research.View story photos
MSU mental health services improve as new director arrives
MSU student mental health services have seen significant changes, with more on the horizon, as a new counseling and psychiatric services director comes on board.View story photos
Wellness app offers students instant access to counselors
Beginning June 1, Michigan State University students will have immediate 24-hour access to counselors through a phone app that will allow them to talk or instant message with someone for any mental or emotional issues they may be experiencing.