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Using computer games to aid cognitive development in African children
Michael Boivin, a professor in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, had no intentions of working in Africa until he met his wife, who grew up in the…
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From foster care to Sexton valedictorian to MSU med school: Robert Ray Jr.'s success story
LANSING - Robert Ray Jr. remembers waking up to someone outside banging on the door. He was 5 then, maybe 6. He heard his older sister running downstairs and went to see what was…
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MSU medical student's invention brings mobile devices into sterile settings
Doctors can now have access to critical information on their smartphones without compromising hospital health codes. Rob Zondervan, a student from Michigan State University’s…
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New eating disorder tool may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment
Samantha Kennedy was once an athlete who saw friends battling eating disorders. Today, she’s a Michigan State University psychiatrist who, with the help of a $15,000 research…
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Cleft palate gene mutations now linked to spina bifida
Michigan State University and Children's National Health System researchers are the first to link mutations in a gene known as “interferon regulatory factor 6,” or IRF6, which…
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Pizza, clothes bring warmth to Detroit homeless
Detroit — With free pizza in hand and tears from the wind running down his face, Jovan Cooper, 41, told the group of about three dozen medical school students standing before him…
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