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Local News Interviews Contag, Tours New Bio Engineering Facility

WNLS story on the Bio Engineering Building

Lansing, Mich., television station WNLS-6 recently interviewed Chris Contag, the inaugural director of Michigan State University’s Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the chairperson of the new Department…

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Dorinda Carter Andrews and Dorothy Hines-Datiri

Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

Friday, February 17, 2017

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools – an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new…

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Can Facial Recognition Systems Save Lemurs?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Facial recognition is a biometric system that identifies or verifies a person from a digital image. It’s used to find criminals, identify passport and driver’s license fraud, and…

Maria Lapinski, professor of communications, and Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral candidate in health communications, poses on Friday January 20, 2017.

Nostalgia-Based Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study by Michigan State University researchers. Advertisers often use…

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MSU and PHYCO2 Shaping the Future of Renewable Energy

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Michigan State University and California-based PHYCO2 are now using wastewater from breweries to produce algae as part of the ongoing partnership to generate clean energy sources. This production…

Michigan State University assistant professor of Chuan Wang works in solution-processed semicondicting carbon nanotube networks and is currently fucusing on research including flexible electronics.

MSU Develops First, Stretchable ‘Smart’ Fabric

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production…

Stem Cells from the Mouse Embryo

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Amy Ralston, associate professor and James K. Billman, Jr., M.D. Endowed Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, discusses the practical uses of stem cells and explains research findings…