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A Michigan State University breast cancer researcher has shown that effective treatment options can be predicted based on the way certain breast cancer genes act or express themselves.

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A dog that was badly disfigured and abandoned has a new nose, thanks to a team from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


MSU saving lives with new bacteria detection

Feb 7, 2017
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A Michigan State University researcher has developed a new way to detect bacteria, which will hopefully help both physicians and their patients.

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The Vatican has invited experts in the field of human organ trafficking from around the world to a conference next week in Rome. WKAR's Scott Pohl speaks with an expert from Michigan State University who has been invited to the Vatican Summit on Organ Trafficking.


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A Michigan State University professor will be able to spend at least seven more years researching malaria thanks to an $8.4 million grant.

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When a nursing mother returns to work, finding the time and a private place to use a breast pump can be challenging. We examine what that means for working moms on the Michigan State University campus.


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It's almost the end of January and Linda Vail, the Ingham County Health Officer says they are noticing a fairly steady rise in flu cases. Vail says influenza can target anyone, but senior citizens, young children and people with suppressed immune systems are most at risk. 

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Michigan and Oakland County have issued a health advisory following a rise in whooping cough cases in the county north of Detroit.

Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail

Jan 16, 2017
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Many have said that prevention is the best cure. Now, health and technology teams in the UK are adding even deeper meaning to the adage.

Thousands rally to resist Republican health law repeal drive

Jan 15, 2017
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Senator Bernie Sanders spoke in Michigan today against Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare. It was one of many such gatherings across the U.S. today.

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Macomb Community College is the site of a rally in support of Obamacare. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will appear and address the crowd.

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Thousands of people are showing up for a rally in suburban Detroit where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will speak in support of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

It is one of several rallies around the country by Democrats ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Trump has promised a speedy repeal and replacement of the law that was one of Obama's proudest achievements.

A superbug resistant to every available antibiotic in the U.S. kills Nevada woman

Jan 14, 2017
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If it sometimes seems like the idea of antibiotic resistance, though unsettling, is more theoretical than real, please read on.

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Veterans in Michigan will see new services in the state's two largest cities. Federal funding is still awaited.

Many of us feel irked when we hear people speaking "incorrectly." Whether it's using "like" a few too many times, or the word "literally" to mean "figuratively," we have a sense that there is a correct way to speak, and that that isn't it. While new speech patterns might be irritating, the linguist John McWhorter says they can't possibly be wrong. His new book is Words on the Move: Why English Won't and Can't Sit Still (Like Literally).

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