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Cancer-obesity link discovery by MSU researchers could aid prevention efforts

EAST LANSING, Mich. A new link between body fat and cancer identified by a Michigan State University researcher underscores obesity's health risk and could lead to new cancer treatment and prevention strategies. Jenifer Fenton, an MSU food science and human nutrition researcher with the Michig...

'S'-Shaped Light Display on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Building Shows Support for MSU Spartans

Display Will Be Visible Tonight in Downtown Detroit DETROIT, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A giant "S" will light up both sides of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan headquarters building located in downtown Detroit beginning Thursday night to show the Blues' support for the Michigan State Un...

Limited resources, unlimited needs: Americans should ration health care, says MSU ethicist

EAST LANSING, Mich. As health care costs soar past $2.5 trillion and more than 47 million people remain uninsured, Americans must be willing to give up certain medical options to ensure health care reform is successful, argues a Michigan State University medical ethicist. Thousands of uninsure...

Women less likely to receive critical care after a stroke, MSU researchers find

EAST LANSING, Mich. Women are 30 percent less likely than men to receive a critical clot-busting drug than can limit brain damage after a stroke, according to a Michigan State University study. The study findings were presented Feb. 19 in San Diego at the International Stroke Conference, organ...

Two MSU Professors Spearhead International Water Project

Two Michigan State University professors, Volodymyr Tarabara and Tom Voice, are leading an ambitious project to purify the worlds waters . Tarabara and Voice are leading an international partnership of environmental engineers and scientists from two U.S. research universities, two research c...

The Time To Rethink Male Circumcision Is Now, Group Says In Launching www.intactamerica.org

...an adult, I can say yes or no based on informed consent. An infant obviously cannot do that." Dr. Storms, who is also Research Director in the msu Family Medicine Residency Program, stopped performing circumcisions in 1988. "I realized I was cutting off healthy tissue from a baby that couldn...

Intact America Launches Campaign to Change How America Thinks About Male Circumcision

...As an adult, I can say yes or no based on informed consent. An infant obviously cannot do that." Dr. Storms, who is also Research Director in the msu Family Medicine Residency Program, stopped performing circumcisions in 1988. "I realized I was cutting off healthy tissue from a baby that couldn't ...

Carol Horowitz of East Lansing Installed as President of Michigan State Medical Society Alliance

...xecutive committee of the Michigan Members of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Carol is treasurer of the Lester J. Morris Jewish Student Center at msu and served on the board of her synagogue for 10 years as financial secretary. In her "spare time," Carol loves visiting with her grandsons, rea...

Weight discrimination could contribute to the glass ceiling effect for women, study finds

...women and men suggest weight bias may contribute to the glass ceiling on the advancement of women to the top levels of management, said Mark Roehling, msu associate professor of human resource management. "The results suggest that while being obese limits the career opportunities of both women and me...

'Green chemistry' could ease manufacture, boost usefulness of cancer drug

... definitely a frontline drug and is used to treat many cancers," including those of the breast, lung, head and neck, said Barbara Conley, chief of the msu Department of Medicine's hematology and oncology division. With a world bulk paclitaxel market generating revenues of $195 million in 1997, potenti...
MSU in Medical Technology

News Media Advisory: World's Leading Surgical Oncologists to Gather at McLaren Regional Medical Center to Present Latest Work on Breast, Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatments

...internal medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery and radiology. MRMC also maintains a hematology/oncology fellowship program in partnership with msu and a surgical oncology fellowship. Centers of Excellence at MRMC include heart and vascular services, orthopedics, neurosciences, kidney services, ca...
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Damage inflicted during cardiac attacks more widespread, MSU researchers find

EAST LANSING, Mich. Cholesterol crystals released in the bloodstream during a cardiac attack or stroke can damage artery linings much further away from the site of the attack, leaving survivors at greater risk than previously thought. George Abela, a physician in Michigan State University's Co...

Innovative surgery by MSU veterinarian provides new lease on life to dogs

EAST LANSING, Mich. Only six months after undergoing a unique and innovative surgery at Michigan State University, Jake part dog and now part machine spends his time working out on an underwater treadmill, traversing obstacle courses and prancing around pain free. Jake, an 11-year-old yellow...

New book covers 16 years of MSU research in Yellowstone

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A multitude of findings about life in the heart of Yellowstone National Park are described in a new book covering 16 years of Montana State University research. The book titled "The Ecology of Large Mammals in Central Yellowstone: Sixteen Years of Integrated Field Studies" cov...

'Small' research at MSU leads to advances in energy, electronics

A Michigan State University researcher and his students have developed a nanomaterial that makes plastic stiffer, lighter and stronger and could result in more fuel-efficient airplanes and cars as well as more durable medical and sports equipment. The material xGnP Exfoliated Graphite NanoPlat...

With cellulosic ethanol, there is no food vs. fuel debate according to MSU scientist

As more and more corn grain is diverted to make ethanol, there have been public concerns about food shortages. However, ethanol made from cellulosic materials instead of corn grain, renders the food vs. fuel debate moot, according to research by a Michigan State University ethanol expert. Bruce D...

MSU lands $2.1 million grant to take part in national autism study

...s they seeks ways to prevent and treat the condition, said Nigel Paneth, an msu epidemiologist and co-investigator in the study. "It is very exciting for msu to play such a key role in the national effort to try to find the causes of...

MSU researchers receive $400,000 in first wave of stimulus funding

...ension. Fink will use the money to have a student work in the laboratory of msu colleague James Galligan on a project looking at the causes of high blood p...art of $2.7 million in NIH funding that went to six institutions statewide. msu has about 150 grant applications pending as part of the American Recovery a...

MSU discoveries upend traditional thinking about how plants make certain compounds

...m pests. Based on years of research, scientists thought that plants always used a specific compound, geranyl diphosphate, to make monoterpenes. But msu biochemistry and molecular biology scientists Anthony Schilmiller and Rob Last were part of a research team that has found that tomato plants use a di...

Ancient ecosystem thrives millions of years below Antarctic glacier

... lead author of the Science article and a former msu graduate student, added that life below the glacie... Science paper grew out of Mikucki's research at msu and Harvard University, he added. Mikucki studied Blood Falls for her doctoral degree at msu and her postdoctoral research at Harvard. Mikucki,...

Montana State grad's work helps diagnose skin cancer without a biopsy

...$1.79 million grant is administered by Vanderbilt. msu will receive $500,000 from the grant over all five...rofessor of electrical and computer engineering at msu and adviser to Arrasmith's work, said other labs h...ope since 2006, the approaching end of his time at msu is both satisfying and bittersweet. It's satis...
MSU in Biological Technology

NanoLogix Inc. Appoints Two New Directors and Provides Operations Update

... addition to his academic work, Professor Barnhizer also maintains an active consulting practice in corporate and securities law. Prior to joining the msu College of Law faculty in 2001, Professor Barnhizer worked as a litigator in Washington, D.C. with the law firms of Hogan & Hartson and Cadwalader...

West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative Seeks Exhibitors for Annual Life Science Showcase

...unity leaders and life science innovators." Night at the Museum event sponsors are Autocam Medical, Axios Incorporated, Inrad, MEDC, Michigan Radio, msu College of Human Medicine, Rose Technologies, Saint Mary's Health Care, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, Spectrum Health, Van Andel Institute, Warner Norc...

Montana State University lab gives early warnings about biological invaders

...ed microscope, which allows the diagnostic team at msu to confer with USDA specialists in Beltsville, Mar...hey all look at the same microscopic image. The msu diagnostic team also includes Nina Zidack, a plant...on expertise, also contribute to diagnoses. The msu lab leads the regional system's training and educa...

Collaboration Sparks Creation of New Grand Rapids Laboratory Focused on Women's Health

... GVSU, WMSTI, Spectrum Health and msu College of Human Medicine announce ...d research endeavors will be Richard E. Leach, MD, msu College of Human Medicine department chair for obs.... "This partnership between Grand Valley, WMSTI, msu and Spectrum Health provides an extraordinary envi...

MichBio Expo Opens in Lansing Next Week

...ciences. It will feature break-out sessions led by msu faculty and life sciences company representatives ... Health. The sessions are followed by lunch at the msu Union and tours of msu campus research facilities, including the Supercon...

2007 Global Survey Identifies Characteristics of Supply Chain Leaders

...tegrating, and disseminating supply management, manufacturing, and logistics knowledge. Both undergraduate and graduate educational programs in SCM at msu are consistently ranked number 1 or 2 in the world. Our vision for supply chain management embraces all aspects of creating customer value and deliver...

MichBio Announces Student Career Day at Michigan State University

...areer Day agenda includes breakout sessions led by msu faculty and life sciences company representatives ... Health. The sessions are followed by lunch at the msu Union and tours of msu campus research facilities, including the Supercon...
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