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"Early source of irritable bowel syndrome discovered
"Early source of irritable bowel syndrome discovered

Michigan State University scientists have identified an early cause of intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, which afflict around 11 percent of the world’s population.

"The Department of Physiology participates in the annual MSU Science Festival.
"The Department of Physiology participates in the annual MSU Science Festival.

This year, the MSU Department of Physiology contributed to the annual MSU Science Festival with an exhibit entitled “We have heart!,” consisting of three cardiovascular-focused stations.

"Unexpected Finding May Deter Disabling Diabetic Eye Disease
"Unexpected Finding May Deter Disabling Diabetic Eye Disease

Julia Busik, an MSU physiology professor, is the first to find that a particular type of lipid, or fat, thought to only exist in the skin, now lives in your eye and might play a major role in deterring diabetic retinopathy.

"Sixth Annual "Phun" Day Provides Engaging Physiology Activities and Experiments
"Sixth Annual "Phun" Day Provides Engaging Physiology Activities and Experiments

Area school children have the opportunity each year to have “PhUn” while learning about the science of the human body at Impression 5 (I5) Science Center in Lansing, Mich., with the help of the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Physiology.

"New Discovery Deepens Understanding of Brain's Sensory Circuitry
"New Discovery Deepens Understanding of Brain's Sensory Circuitry

An exploration of the deepest and most-mysterious layer of the cortex in mice by researchers at Michigan State University and Brown University has revealed new circuits that may be central to how two key regions of the brain communicate about sensation.

Dr. Brian Gulbransen Named MSU Foundation Professor
Dr. Brian Gulbransen Named MSU Foundation Professor

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