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MSU’s AirCARE1 Tracks Results of Navajo Exposure to Uranium

Monday, November 6, 2017
AirCARE1 used in New Mexico

AirCARE1 Mobile Air Quality Lab has been deployed to help investigate health problems caused by particulate air pollution in rural communities in the Southwest. Numerous studies have shown that…

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MSU Researcher Studying Hopelessness/ Heart Disease Links

Monday, November 6, 2017

Susan Dunn is a nurse scientist and an associate professor in the MSU College of Nursing. Dunn received her Ph.D. in nursing from MSU and after working as a…

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Three MSU Studies Find Reflexology Helps Cancer Patients

Monday, November 6, 2017
Gwen Wyatt and Alla Sikorskii

Three studies funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have established the validity and credibility of reflexology as a therapy able to reduce symptoms and enhance physical functioning…

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MSU Art Students Create Mural for East Lansing

Monday, November 6, 2017
student mural in East Lansing

A Michigan State University Department of Art, Art History and Design class project is now on permanent display in downtown East Lansing. The Public Art: Understanding and Practice class, taught by…

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Bacterial ‘Nanofactories’ Could Build Better Chemicals

Friday, November 3, 2017
carboxysome-shells

Bacteria in nature house nanofactories, called bacterial microcompartments (BMCs) – that fill many purposes, depending on the host. For example, BMCs build useful compounds from carbon dioxide pulled from the atmosphere. Or,…

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MSU’s Adami Named Fellow of American Physical Society

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Chris Adami

Chris Adami, MSU professor of physics and astronomy, as well as microbiology and molecular genetics (MMG), has been named a 2017 American Physical Society Fellow. Adami is being recognized…

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Examining Potatoes’ Past Could Improve Spuds of Future

Monday, October 30, 2017

Examining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped spuds adapt over thousands…

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New Database of 50,000 Lakes’ Water Quality to Improve Policy

Monday, October 30, 2017
Patricia Soranno and Kendra Cheruvelil

To better understand the complex factors that threaten lake water quality, scientists need data on many lakes in various types of environmental settings. Unfortunately, much of the lake…

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MSU Hearing Aid Technology To Eliminate Background Noise

Monday, October 30, 2017
Mi Zhang, assistant professor of engineering, Xiao Zeng, doctoral student in engineering (“Tebxunion” t-shirt), Kai Cao, post-doctorate student (gray collar shirt) and Haochen Sun, undergraduate student (black t-shirt, glasses) analyze at an audio waveform on Friday October 6, 2017.

For hearing aid users, holding a conversation in a busy crowd is impossible: the unfiltered environment can be a confusion of unwanted voices and annoying disturbances. Mi Zhang,…

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Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade

Friday, October 27, 2017

Walter Hawthorne, professor of African Hisotry and chair of the Department of History, presented his research on the slave trade to the MSU Board of Trustees on October…

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