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‘Ghost Particles’ Could Improve Understanding of Universe

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
New measurements of neutrino oscillations, observed at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole and presented by MSU's Tyce DeYoung and Joshua Hignight, have shed light on outstanding questions regarding fundamental properties of neutrinos. Courtesy of IceCube

Trillions of neutrinos, or ghost particles, are passing through us every second. While scientists know this fact, they don’t know what role neutrinos play in the universe because…

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Protected Nature Areas Protect People, Too

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
A group of scientists is recommending giving the world’s nature reserves a makeover to defend not only flora and fauna, but people, too. Courtesy of MSU

A group of scientists is recommending giving the world’s nature reserves a makeover to defend not only flora and fauna, but people, too. Scientists in this week’s Proceedings…

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Study Reveals Ways to Reduce Health Care Violence

Monday, January 30, 2017
Judy Arnetz and Secchia Center

Violence toward health care workers is an occupational hazard of epidemic proportion, but a new study by a Michigan State University College of Human Medicine researcher found that…

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Kids Should Pay More Attention To Mistakes, Study Suggests

Monday, January 30, 2017
Jason Moser and Hans Schroder with child subject

Children who believe intelligence can grow pay more attention to and bounce back from their mistakes more effectively than kids who think intelligence is fixed, indicates a new…

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Qi wins 2017 Brimacombe Medal for Li-Ion Battery Work

Friday, January 27, 2017
Yue Qi

Yue Qi of Michigan State University has been awarded a national 2017 Brimacombe Medal from The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) for significant contributions in multidisciplinary computational materials…

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Students Develop Virtual Reality Learning Environment

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Eric Martin and Tommy Truong presenting their research at the Making Learning Accessible Conference in December 2016.

Walking the Great Wall of China or exploring the Parthenon without leaving the classroom may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie; however, senior Tommy Truong and…

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NIH Awards MSU Researcher $8.4M to Develop First Malaria Treatments

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Terrie Taylor with patients

While the world waits for a vaccine against the ancient disease malaria, Terrie E. Taylor is working to save the lives of children who are currently afflicted by…

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Fighting Zika with ‘Mosquito Factories’

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Combatting some of the world’s most feared—and dangerous—diseases calls for unconventional thinking. MSU researcher Zhiyong Xi and his team have developed “mosquito factories” to help stop the spread…

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MSU to Use Nearly $2M USAID Grant to Help Feed Haiti

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hurricane Matthew roared through the Caribbean before moving north to the southeastern United States in October 2016, leaving a path of devastation. Haiti’s southwest region, which has a…

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MSU ‘Rethinks Hydropower’ with $2.6M NSF Grant

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Emilio Moran

An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists will use a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant to investigate new ways of producing hydropower, increasing food production and…

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