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MSU’s Fisher Studying Bullying Against Autistic Youth

Monday, July 31, 2017
Colourful letters spelling out Autism on a wooden background

A Michigan State University education scholar will use a $400,000 federal grant to study friendship and bullying in middle school students with and without autism and intellectual disability….

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MSU Scientists Study Gene Causing Children’s Seizures

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Richard Neubig

Two rare diseases caused by a malfunctioning gene that triggers seizures or involuntary movements in children as early as a few days old have left scientists searching for…

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Talking to Yourself in the Third Person May Help Self-Control

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Jason Moser, an expert in emotion regulation, is an associate professor of psychology at Michigan State University. Photo by G.L. Kohuth

The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control emotions without any additional mental effort than what you…

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Marriage May Protect Transgender Couples

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Cathy Hiu-Liu

Transgender people who are married are less likely to experience discrimination than their unmarried counterparts, indicates a national study led by a Michigan State University sociologist. The findings,…

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Doctoral Student Says Nostalgia Could Bolster Health Communication

Monday, July 24, 2017

Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral student in the School of Journalism, is conducting research on understanding the role of nostalgia, the art of persuasion and social influence in the…

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Health Communication Expert Named MSU Foundation Professor

Monday, July 24, 2017
Shelia Cotton

 Shelia Cotten, professor, Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor for her accomplishments in media and information research. The university awards this title…

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Research Offers New Clues to Rare Genetic Disease

Monday, July 3, 2017
Jeff MacKeigan

Tuberous sclerosis complex, or TSC, is considered a rare genetic disease, yet for the estimated 50,000 patients in the United States and almost 2 million individuals worldwide, dealing…

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Bacteria from 55-Yr.-Old Coal Fire Studied

Friday, June 30, 2017
Taylor Dunivin

Taylor Dunivin, a doctoral student in the  Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, studies bacteria living in the surface soils of Centralia, Penn., the site of an underground coal…

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Does Religion Protect Against Suicide?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Nigh Hsieh, assistant professor of Sociology, poses near Berkey Hall on Thursday June 15, 2017.

Religious participation is linked to lower suicide rates in many parts of the world, including the United States and Russia, but does not protect against the risk of…

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MSU Med Student Gets AMA Scholar Award

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine student Anita Arthur is a recipient of the 2017 American Medical Association Foundation’s Excellence in Medicine Minority Scholars Award.

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine student Anita Arthur (photo above, right) is a recipient of the 2017 American Medical Association Foundation’s Excellence in Medicine Minority Scholars…

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