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Accelerator brings Holland energy storage startup closer to market

Jolt Energy Storage, founded by MSU’s Thomas Guarr and his business partner, Jack L. Johnson using technology developed in Guarr’s lab at Michigan State’s Bioeconomy Institute, emerges stronger after graduating from the Shell GameChanger Accelerator backed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s NREL. Their innovative organic energy storage materials promise cost-effective alternatives to lithium-ion batteries, …

Jolt Energy Storage Technologies Graduates from Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL, Launches Commercialization Strategy

In a groundbreaking development, Jolt Energy Storage Technologies has successfully graduated from the Shell GameChanger AcceleratorTM Powered by NREL (GCxN), a program aimed at fostering innovation in cleantech start-ups. Specializing in organic energy storage materials for grid-storage applications, Jolt collaborated with NREL to significantly enhance the long-term stability and performance of its materials. Achieving life …

MSU, Henry Ford Health, Corewell Health announce $19M maternal health research center

A new statewide center led by researchers at Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences and Corewell Health will study ways to reduce an alarming number of pregnancy-associated deaths and complications, particularly among Black, Hispanic and rural residents. The Multilevel Interventions to Advance Maternal Health Equity Center, or MIRACLE, is one of 10 …

Detecting concussion injuries using novel neck ‘bandages’

Sensors used to detect head impacts in athletes who play high-impact sports like football traditionally have been placed inside their helmets, which can lead to false or incomplete readings. Michigan State University researchers have created a thin sensor that instead can be worn on an athlete’s neck to identify concussion injuries. Each year, 20% of …

Ask the expert: Exploring the latest digital health trends

Roger Jansen, Ph.D., is the Chief Innovation and Digital Health Officer for MSU Health Care. He discusses some of the current digital health trends and how MSU Health Care is utilizing these trends to provide high-quality care to patients. What does a Chief Innovation and Digital Health Officer do? As part of my role, I’m …

Ask the expert: How can nanomedicines fight cardiovascular disease?

Researchers are designing tiny, versatile particles to help doctors better detect and treat the world’s leading cause of death. MSUToday’s “Ask the Expert” articles provide information and insights from MSU scientists, researchers and scholars about national and global issues, complex research and general-interest subjects based on their areas of academic expertise and study. They may …

MSU research finds use of VR during wide-awake surgery helps ease anxiety

Picture the breathtaking aerial view of Victoria Falls in Zambia — watch as water falling more than 300 feet into a seemingly endless abyss comes into focus and listen to the soothing sounds of soft music playing in the background. Relax as steam billows from the waterfall that natives call Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the smoke that thunders.” Seated …

Ask the expert: What are nanomedicines?

Nanomedicines are relatively new, and we’ve only scratched the surface of their potential. “Ask the expert” articles provide information and insights from MSU scientists, researchers and scholars about national and global issues, complex research and general-interest subjects based on their areas of academic expertise and study. They may feature historical information, background, research findings or …

Hey Siri, I’m feeling stressed: Can AI chatbots help fill the empathy gap?

Source: MSU College of Communication Arts & Sciences

Stressed out? Need to talk? Turning to a chatbot for emotional support might help. ComArtSci Associate Professor of Communication Jingbo Meng wanted to see just how effective artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots could be in delivering supportive messages. So she set up the research and used a chatbot development platform to test it out.

Michigan State scientists grow the first functioning mini human heart model

Source: MSU Today

Michigan State University researchers have created for the first time a miniature human heart model in the laboratory, complete with all primary heart cell types and a functioning structure of chambers and vascular tissue.

The heart of health care

Source: MSU Today

As one can imagine, I had some pretty dark days while my dad spent a month in an ICU recovering from complications during heart surgery. It was a constant battle of ups and downs, with a lot of fear and uncertainty thrown in for good measure. My sisters and I spent days at his bedside …

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