Preparing a unique breed of medical researchers
In 2018, they established the Dewey Memorial Endowed Scholarship, named after their late Newfoundland, Dewey. The $1.3 million endowment will help recruit top students to the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s dual-degree program, which educates, trains and prepares tomorrow’s clinician-scientists to help address evolving scientific, social, ethical, political and humanitarian challenges that face animals and public health care.
MSU sociologists help refugees stay safe from COVID-19
In refugee camps and urban settlements throughout the Middle East and North Africa, the threat of COVID-19 is high in the minds of the non-governmental organizations. In some cases, items as simple as soap can be hard to find. In others, the volunteers themselves are scarce as fear of infection spreads.
Social science LEADR creates over 10,000 face shields
Coordinating with the MSU libraries as well as other campus and local organizations, LEADR lent its Ultimaker 2+ Extended 3D printer for the production of plastic face shields and mask straps.
Using robots to assist neurological impairment recovery
A $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation is funding MSU research into ways robot-assisted learning can help patients better perform common daily activities.View story photos
Emergency support helps MSU students
The Support Our Spartans Emergency Needs Fund is helping students struggling financially from the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to donors and students themselves.
Five ways the world is better off dealing with a pandemic now than in 1918
While we do not want in any way to diminish the hundreds of thousands of personal tragedies caused by this virus, we see reasons to be optimistic. If managed competently, this fight may turn out differently, resulting in lower rates of infection and mortality and, possibly, fewer deaths.
MSU researcher awarded $9.8M for study
Low-moisture foods, like cereals and flour, dried fruit and nuts, have been recalled repeatedly in the last few years, posing health risks to consumers and economic threats to businessesView story photos
High-resolution proteins being built to fight COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, MSU researchers are rising to the occasion and spearheading projects that seek to aid the international efforts to develop treatments for the virus. One such researcher is Michael Feig who is part of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MSU.View story photos
Understanding protein interactions for COVID-19 treatments
Alex Dickson is an assistant professor at MSU in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He along with his group of researchers are using computer simulations to gain greater insights into the structure, dynamics and interactions of biological molecules. One interaction of interest is between the ACE2 enzyme in human cells and the S1 subunit of the spike protein in COVID-19.View story photos
Ask the Expert: Avoiding ticks and preventing tick-borne diseases
Jean Tsao is an associate professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She and her colleagues developed a mobile health app, The Tick App, that informs users how human behavior affects tick bites. Tsao answers questions on ticks and tick-borne disease prevention.View story photos