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Nostalgia-Based Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Maria Lapinski, professor of communications, and Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral candidate in health communications, poses on Friday January 20, 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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Local News Celebrates Spartan Research Initiatives

Friday, February 3, 2017

WLNS – 6 News anchor Sheri Jones met President Simon at the new bio-engineering facility on campus that makes it possible for researchers from the colleges of Engineering, Human…

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Personality Traits ‘Contagious’ Among Children

Friday, February 3, 2017
Jennifer Watling Neal, assistant professor of psychology, poses outside of the psychology building on Thursday July 1, 2010.

When preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others’ personalities, indicates a new study by Michigan State University psychology researchers. The study, published…

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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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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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Two MSU Business Professors Named Fulbright Scholars

Monday, January 16, 2017
Anand Nair and Srinivas Talluri

Two Michigan State University professors from the Department of Supply Chain Management in the Eli Broad College of Business have received awards from the Fulbright Program, which provides…

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Affordable Water in US Reaching a Crisis

Thursday, January 12, 2017
glass of water

If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent, finds new…

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Stock Market Fails to Predict Product Performance

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Auto Industry,welding.

Contrary to what many in the business world believe, investors cannot reliably predict how a new product will perform, finds a new study co-authored by a Michigan State…

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MSU Animal Agriculture Researchers Get $1.5M from Mich. Industry Group

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
MSU beef barn

The Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture (M-AAA) has announced it will invest nearly $1.5 million in 2017, more than twice the amount of previous years, to support research…

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Study Reveals the Best States for Lovers

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
William Chopik

In the first nationwide study of positive relationships, a Michigan State University researcher found that Mississippi, Utah and Wisconsin were actually the top states for lovers, while Virginia…

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