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Ken Frank, Education Researcher, Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, August 14, 2015

Kenneth Frank has dedicated his research career to better understanding social structures and their impacts on organizations. His significant research, international recognition, and creative teaching methods, have led…

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Can Science Predict Gang Killings?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Gang slayings move in a systematic pattern over time, spreading from one vulnerable area to the next like a disease, finds a groundbreaking study by Michigan State University…

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Michigan’s Latino Population Has Growing Pains, Report Shows

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Southeast Michigan’s growing Latino population boasts the state’s highest labor force participation rate, a measurement of the number of people employed or actively looking for work. But the…

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MSU to Lead Study of Fish Contaminants

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A grant of $800,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency will help a research team led by Michigan State University determine the effects of certain contaminants on fish. Specifically,…

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MSU Part of Team Finding Star Birth Mechanism

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A team of researchers, including astronomers from Michigan State University, has uncovered a process that may explain how the universe’s largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after…

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Science-Backed Brain Game Eases Distraction, Anxiety

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Jason Moser and computer screen of game

Researchers have created a surprisingly simple yet targeted brain game that reduces anxiety by helping people focus in an increasingly distracting world. In a study led by Michigan…

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Microbes Crucial to Long-Term Soil Health

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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Phil Robertson, Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientist and University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences has spent the past 26 years studying…

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Ancient ‘Biochar’ Could Help Environment

Monday, August 10, 2015
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MSU AgBioResearch soil contaminant remediation experts Stephen Boyd, Brian Teppen and Hui Li are looking at the use of biochar to help sequester and remove dioxins and other…

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Healthy Soil Key to Crops, Climate Change

Monday, August 10, 2015
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James Tiedje, a Michigan State University Distinguished Professor and the director of the MSU Center for Microbial Ecology has been unlocking soil’s secrets for four decades, pioneering the…

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How Plants Balance Defense, Growth Tactics

Monday, August 10, 2015
Professor Sheng Yang He in greenhouse

New research published in the current issue of Nature has revealed the molecular secrets of plants’ defense mechanisms at the atomic level. The study, led by Michigan State…

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