Local groups cooperate to provide COVID-19 testing in at-risk communities
The Ingham County Health Department and MSU Health Care, along with other partners, are working together to conduct tests for the novel coronavirus in areas where testing is not readily available.View story photos
Stepping up to reduce mental illness in jails
A national approach called the Stepping Up Initiative is helping hundreds of counties nationwide reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails.
Researchers earn grant to study fungus that causes liver cancer
This grant will allow the team to examine whether transgenic, or genetically modified, Bt corn has lower levels of a certain fungal toxin, aflatoxin, that causes liver cancer.View story photos
John Hollenbeck: The magic to making Zoom calls effective
Humans simply weren’t designed for a 15-person Zoom meeting.View story photos
Amelia Armstrong: Supporting those who support us
Since the beginning of this year, I have seen how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected different people, schools, stores, sports and entire communities. When I applied for summer internships, I was lucky enough to find one that focuses on the effects that COVID-19 has on healthcare workers.View story photos
Ask the expert: What is contact tracing?
Mieka Smart, assistant professor in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics and the division of public health in the College of Human Medicine, answers questions about contact tracing.View story photos
Perfecting the potato chip
Each time a bag of potato chips is opened in the United States, there is a one in four chance that it’s filled with Michigan-grown potatoes. Michigan is the largest producer of potatoes grown for the potato chip industry, and more than 70% of the state’s annual 1.7 billion pounds of potatoes go toward chip production. The booming industry has not come about by accident or coincidence. A concerted effort made by industry stakeholders, spearheaded by Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch, and coordinated by the Michigan Potato Industry Commission, has built a partnership that is growing the industry.View story photos
New technology gives students and faculty a new way to learn
A new technology acquired by the Learning Assessment Center is dramatically improving medical education and training for students and faculty across campus.
Spartan designs no-touch tool for door handles
Executive MBA student Gabriel Escudero Borges has employed the Spartan spirit by designing his No-Touch Tool to help people avoid touching surfaces when leaving their home during the novel coronavirus pandemic.View story photos
Study: How to identify patients most at risk from COVID-19 through nanotechnology
What if doctors could not only diagnose a COVID-19 infection but identify which patients are at the greatest risk of death before any major complications arise? One Michigan State University scientist believes nanotechnology may be the answer.View story photos