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Latest news

Honeybees can detect cancer

MSU researchers have discovered that honeybees can detect biomarkers or chemical concentrations associated with lung cancer in human breath. The researchers have also shown that the honeybees can distinguish between different lung cancer cell types using only the "smell" of the cell cultures. These findings could be used as a model for developing new tests to diagnose lung cancer early.

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‘Flares’ and ‘echoes’ from the Milky Way’s monster black hole

MSU researchers have made groundbreaking discoveries about the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. These findings, based on data from NASA’s NuSTAR X-ray telescope, were presented at the 244th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, or AAS, on June 11.

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Changing the persistent legacy of slavery in the law

Since founding the Citing Slavery Project in 2020, MSU Professor Justin Simard and his students in the College of Law, have collected more than 12,000 cases involving enslaved people and more than 40,000 cases in which judges and lawyers have cited these cases as precedent.

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MSU in the news

New York Times

Pregnant, addicted and fighting the pull of drugs: Cara Poland, from the MSU College of Human Medicine, is featured for her work in treating addiction, a chronic brain disorder that alters circuits involving reward and self-control.

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The Conversation

Wastewater surveillance reveals pathogens in Detroit’s population, helping monitor and predict disease outbreaks since 2017: Irene Xagoraraki, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, published an article on water surveillance research and efforts to detect disease in Detroit.

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Fast Company

MrBeast took money from a Koch-linked organization for a YouTube video (exclusive): Josh Cowen, professor in the College of Education, discussed the growing influence of philanthropic organizations in American politics.

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Campus initiatives

Strategic Plan: MSU 2030

MSU used an inclusive and comprehensive strategic planning process to create a shared vision for the future and a common set of principles and values to guide our work.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

To recognize the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion as a foundation for university, MSU is using a comprehensive DEI planning process focusing on those values and working in collaboration with the overall strategic planning process.

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Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct Plan

The RVSM Strategic Plan stems from work by leading researchers and experts in the field to develop a plan for survivor services, prevention efforts, and climate and culture change initiatives.

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