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New Discovery in Plant-Disease Mechanism

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Xin and Nomura

New research led by plant scientists at Michigan State University has found that too much rain, coupled with prolonged high levels of humidity, can result in more plant…

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Alumnus, Student Earn Mitchell Scholarship

Monday, November 21, 2016
Joel Arnold and Margaret Born

Joel Arnold, a recent Michigan State University graduate with degrees in social relations and policy from James Madison College and urban and regional planning from the College of…

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Hyena’s Cooperative Behavior Reveals Social Evolution

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Submitting to mob mentality is always a risky endeavor, for humans or hyenas. A new Michigan State University study focusing on the latter, though, shows that when it…

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Knight Foundation Awards Funding for MSU’s Detroit Performance Project

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
lisa-biggs-knight-foundation

Lisa Biggs, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, has received $100,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as…

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Simple Food Additive Slows E. coli Poisoning

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Chris Waters

Polysorbate, a safe additive found in everything from ice cream to cosmetics, has been proven to slow the toxic effects of E. coli poisoning. Had this discovery been…

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MSU’s Zeldes Produces Documentary about Flint, Mich., ‘Hero’

Monday, October 31, 2016
Geri Alumit Zeldes

Michigan State University journalism professor Geri Alumit Zeldes has produced a documentary on the remarkable life of Hubert Roberts, a Flint, Mich., man who overcame prison time and a life-threatening…

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MSU Faculty, Student Receive ASM Research Awards

Monday, October 24, 2016
blue microbes

A Michigan State molecular biologist and a doctoral student in her lab have received awards from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Kristin Parent, assistant professor in MSU’s…

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Diabetic Fruit Flies May Unlock Secrets in Humans

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
fruit fly embryo

Fruit flies may be small, but the genetic secrets they can unlock for humans are mighty. In the current issue of the journal Development, Michigan State University researchers…

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‘From Flint’ Wins Student Academy Award, First-Time Honor for MSU

Friday, September 30, 2016

Many young people grow up dreaming of winning an Oscar someday. For five student filmmakers from Michigan State University, that dream just got a lot closer to becoming…

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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Stops Known Trigger of Lupus

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Jim Pestka, university distinguished professor of food science and human nutrition, Melissa Bates, Ph.D student and Jack Harkema, university distinguished professor of pathobiology, work at the microscope on Tuesday August 30, 2016.

A team of Michigan State University researchers has found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and…

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