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National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma website for providers, patients launched

Treatment of COVID-19 is urgent. As part of the next step to advance the use of convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 infection, the National Convalescent Plasma Project has launched a website for health care providers, patients who have...
2-Apr-2020 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Four things school districts need to know before moving learning online

As the number of cases of COVID-19 multiplies and the duration of school closures increases, school districts are struggling with the feasibility of providing students with online learning opportunities. A new report from Michigan State...
27-Mar-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Feeling obligated can impact relationships during social distancing

In a time where many are practicing social distancing from the outside world, people are relying on their immediate social circles more than usual. Does a sense of obligation -- from checking on parents to running an errand for an elderly neighbor...
19-Mar-2020 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Toxic Masculinity Is Unsafe… for Men

The belief that “real men” must be strong, tough and independent may be a detriment to their social needs later in life. A study co-authored by a Michigan State University sociologist found that men who endorse hegemonic ideals of masculinity...
10-Mar-2020 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

LGBT health improves when friends are just like them

Researchers from Michigan State University are the first to pinpoint social factors that can reduce these stressors and improve health for LGBT people. “When we reviewed past studies, we found a pretty stark bias toward studying what made things...
5-Mar-2020 2:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Better planning could save millions in health care costs

New research from Michigan State University and Rutgers University reveals the amount of money washed away in hospital operating rooms, offering solutions to save hospitals -- and the country -- millions of dollars each year.
4-Mar-2020 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

‘Optical tweezers’ help in quest for better cancer treatments

Stem cells involved in replenishing human tissues and blood depend on an enzyme known as telomerase to continue working throughout our lives. When telomerase malfunctions, it can lead to both cancer and premature aging conditions. Roughly 90% of...
4-Mar-2020 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Poor Internet connection leaves rural students behind

Slow Internet connections or limited access from homes in rural areas can contribute to students falling behind academically, according to a new report from Michigan State University's Quello Center.
3-Mar-2020 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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