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March 28, 2019
MSU lands $1.8M NIH grant to improve brain implants

Michigan State University has landed a $1.8 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to improve brain implants – “electroceuticals” used to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression and traumatic injuries.

March 13, 2019
NSP Faculty Wins APS Award

Dr. Gina Leinninger received the 2019 American Physiological Society Central Nervous System Section New Investigator Award.

Barman awarded William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award
January 29, 2019
Barman awarded William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Susan Barman was one of the ten awardees of the 2019 William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award.  The William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty award acknowledges their outstanding contributions to education and research.

Gene therapy could eliminate drug side effect in Parkinson's patients
January 18, 2019
Gene therapy could eliminate drug side effect in Parkinson's patients

A Michigan State University researcher has received a $2.8 million federal grant to develop a gene therapy that could reduce and possibly eliminate a frustrating side effect of a drug commonly prescribed to Parkinson’s patients.

August 20, 2018
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, parkinson's

An aquarium fish that senses the Earth’s magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders function.

August 20, 2018
NIH grant to advance biological circuits

A cross-disciplinary team of biomedical and electrical engineers will build biological circuits, oscillators and toggle switches inside cells to respond to electromagnetic fields as a means to fight against neurological illnesses and diseases.

June 28, 2018
The Neuroscience behind social media use

There’s no official medical diagnosis for excessive social media use — at least not yet. However, new research suggests that compulsive use of online social networking sites may be more than just an innocuous habit.

MSU Scientists open window into psychosis
January 18, 2018
MSU Scientists open window into psychosis

Michigan State University scientists will use a $1.5 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate and potentially identify the brain mechanisms related to this peculiar behavior.

Cheryl Sisk recommeded interim dean of College of Natural Science
December 18, 2017
Cheryl Sisk recommeded interim dean of College of Natural Science

Cheryl Sisk, associate dean of faculty development in the College of Natural Science, will be recommeded as interim dean of the college.

Gulbransen named MSU Foundation Professor
October 9, 2017
Gulbransen named MSU Foundation Professor

Foundation Professor is a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, while enhancing the prominence of the institution.

Nunez Hopes Nobel For Medicine Advances Circadian Rhythm Inquiry
October 4, 2017
Nunez Hopes Nobel For Medicine Advances Circadian Rhythm Inquiry

WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with MSU researcher Dr. Antonio Nuñez about circadian rhythms.

September 29, 2017
Gulbransen and Brown study the effects of GSH depletion in mice with colon inflammation

A new study finds that lowering the levels of an antioxidant in the colon has an unexpectedly positive effect on gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation. The paper is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

Greg Fink receives lifetime achievement award
September 18, 2017
Greg Fink receives lifetime achievement award

Michigan State University pharmacology and toxicology professor Gregory Fink has received the Irvine Page & Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association,

Longtime Antidepressant could slow Parkinson's
September 18, 2017
Longtime Antidepressant could slow Parkinson's

MSU scientists also have early proof that an antidepressant drug that’s been around for more than 50 years could slow the progression of Parkinson’s.

Julia Ganz wins prestigious national award
September 7, 2017
Julia Ganz wins prestigious national award

Dr. Julia Ganz was selected for the ANMS Young Investigator Award

June 5, 2017
Eagle gets MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award

Andrew L. Eagle, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology, was recently given an MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies (OVPRGS) and the MSU Postdoctoral Office to recognize exceptional postdoctoral fellows and research associates for their contributions.

Laura Symonds Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities Award Winner
February 23, 2017
Laura Symonds Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities Award Winner

Laura Symonds has been recognized as the winner of the Spirit of Ability Award from the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. 

Breedlove and Jordan create resource for faculty seeking NIH funding
February 23, 2017
Breedlove and Jordan create resource for faculty seeking NIH funding

Marc Breedlove and Cindy Jordan contributed to a workshop sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Research at MSU on sex differences

February 17, 2017
Gulbransen and Brown most cited paper

Brian Gulbransen and Isola Brown have most cited and downloaded paper in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2016. 

February 1, 2017
Neuroscience outreach by Dr. Reimers

Dr. Mark Reimers speaks on the new quantitative neuroscience at several locations in central Michigan