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Top stories of 2019
2020 is just around the corner, but we can’t close out 2019 without revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. We’ve gathered up some of the top news, features and other highlights from the past 12 months just in case you missed something. Enjoy taking a look back while we prepare for the coming year. Here’s to a joyous New Year that we’re certain will bring more incredible discoveries and stories. Spartans Will.
Rare disease gives insight into autism, epilepsy
A new study published in Nature Communications on a rare genetic disease provides insights into autism, epilepsy and cognitive impairment.View story photos
Even with early treatment, HIV still attacks young brains, says MSU study
The vast majority of children living with HIV today are in sub-Saharan Africa. While early antiretroviral therapy, or ART, has ensured less deadly outcomes for children living with and exposed to HIV, studies show the virus still may affect the brain. HIV may disrupt neurodevelopment, affecting how children learn, reason and function.View story photos
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