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For Worriers, Expressive Writing May Help Cool Brain

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hans Schroder and brain cap

Chronic worriers, take note: Simply writing about your feelings may help you perform an upcoming stressful task more efficiently, finds a Michigan State University study that measured participants’…

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Fighting the Protective Barriers of Bacteria

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Meng-Lun Hsieh

One of the challenges in treating infectious bacteria is finding agents that can penetrate the protective barriers, also known as biofilms, that the organisms develop. Biofilms are layers…

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MSU Student’s Dress Design Is Ticket to NY Fashion Week

Friday, September 8, 2017

A dress inspired by Michigan State University’s alma mater song is senior Emily Bankes’ ticket to New York Fashion Week. Bankes is one of two apparel and textile…

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MSU Researchers Study New Combination Drugs for Cystic Fibrosis

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
close-up of gloved hands in lab

Michael Maiden, a Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine student and doctoral candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, was recently awarded a traineeship from…

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28 High School Students Complete Summer Research in Midland

Friday, August 18, 2017
Researcher in lab with two students working on project

28 high school interns from seven Midland, Michigan, area schools presented their research findings to an audience of their peers, families, and local supporters and scientists, at receptions…

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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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MSU Student, Faculty Works Featured at Traverse City Film Fest

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

For the third year in a row, Michigan State University’s Theatre 2 Film project will premiere a student-created, full-length feature film at the 2017 Traverse City Film Festival,…

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Undergrad Takes Top Prize in National Trombone Competition

Monday, July 3, 2017
Drew Kilpela

A trombonist in the jazz studies program at Michigan State University has become the second trombone student from the College of Music to win the Trombone Symposium Michael…

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Climate Change Studied in a Digital Environment

Friday, June 30, 2017

Emily Dolson is a doctoral student earning dual degrees in computer science and in ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior at Michigan State University. She is also part of the BEACON Center for…

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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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