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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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New Analysis Reveals Ecstasy’s Dangerous Path

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
map of United States Ecstasy prices

In an important discovery in the battle against the United States’ growing drug epidemic, a Michigan State University economist has found the Carolinas could be a hotspot for…

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New Book Shows Republicans, Democrats Are Not Alike

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Matt Grossman

Republicans embrace conservative values, smaller and simpler government and leaders who remain true to their beliefs. On the other side of the aisle, Democrats focus on particular policy…

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MSU Contributes to Autonomous-Vehicle Research

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Hyder Radha, professor of Electrical And Computer Engineering, poses next an autonomous car at the Composite Vechile Research Center on Monday September 19, 2016.

When it comes to the development of autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles, there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. It takes a warehouse full of technology…

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Meditation Keeps Emotional Brain in Check

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Jason Moser and Yanli Lin

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University. Reporting in the journal Frontiers in Human…

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Stellar Events May Reveal How Heavy Elements Were Formed

Monday, September 26, 2016
Sean Liddick

To determine how the universe’s heavy elements – gold, silver and many others – came about, a team of international researchers is studying both the largest and smallest…

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Web App Facilitates Better Online Conversations

Monday, September 26, 2016
two men and a woman

A team of researchers from Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters has released a new web application aimed at keeping online conversations on track. The Faciloscope…

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Got Kidney Stones? Ride a Roller Coaster

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Michigan State University urologist has discovered that riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success rate. David Wartinger, a professor…

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Happy Spouse, Healthy You

Monday, September 26, 2016
William Chopik

A happy spouse may actually make you healthier, according to a large new study led by a Michigan State University scholar. Analyzing 1,981 married couples in the Health…

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Astronomers Pinpoint How Milky Way Galaxy Was Formed

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
galaxy

Using colors to identify the approximate ages of more than 130,000 stars in the Milky Way’s halo, astronomers have produced the clearest picture yet of how our galaxy…

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