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New Discovery Deepens Understanding of Brain

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Shane Crandall

An exploration of the deepest and most-mysterious layer of the cortex in mice by researchers at Michigan State University and Brown University has revealed new circuits that may…

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African Immigrants: Race and Gender Impact Economic Success

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Stephanie Nawyn

Africans represent one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States, but women far outpace men for securing high-skilled jobs and earnings growth, indicates a new study…

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Marijuana May Help HIV Patients Keep Mental Stamina Longer

Monday, December 11, 2017
Norbert Kaminski, director of the center for ntegrated toxicology, discusses his research on Thursday June 20, 2013.

A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50…

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MSU Scholar Finds $21 Trillion in Unauthorized Federal Spending

Monday, December 11, 2017
Mark Skidmore

Earlier this year, a Michigan State University economist, working with graduate students and a former government official, found $21 trillion in unauthorized spending in the departments of Defense…

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Discrimination Harms Your Health – And Your Partner’s

Thursday, December 7, 2017
William Chopik

Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim’s romantic partner as well, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar….

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New Discovery from Michigan’s First, Full Bee Census

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The first complete bee census, led by Michigan State University scientists, confirmed a new species and revealed that the actual number of bee species in Michigan exceeded earlier…

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MSU’s Juzwik Gets Michigan English Teachers Award

Monday, December 4, 2017
Mary Juzwik

Mary Juzwik, a Michigan State University professor, was recently honored with the 2017 Charles Carpenter Fries Award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, or MCTE. Juzwik, a…

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MSU Scholar Gets $2.7M to Improve Undergrad STEM Education

Monday, December 4, 2017
Ann Austin

As more universities attempt to transform how they teach science and math, a Michigan State University researcher is focusing on broader changes across networks of campuses in order…

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Robot Learning Improves Student Engagement

Monday, December 4, 2017
Christine Greenhow, right, an associate professor of education at MSU, said the university's pioneering robot-learning class offers advantages over remote learning through traditional videoconferencing.

The first-ever study of Michigan State University’s pioneering robot-learning course shows that online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and…

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Broader Gun Restrictions Mean Fewer Intimate Partner Homicides

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
April Zeoli, assistant professor of criminal justice, discusses her research on Monday October 29, 2012.

State laws that restrict gun ownership among domestic abusers and others with violent histories appear to significantly reduce intimate partner homicides, indicates a groundbreaking national study led by…

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