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MSU Researchers Find How Belly Fat Could Increase Cancer Risk

Thursday, August 24, 2017

It’s been well established that obesity is a contributor to cancer risk, but how it actually causes cancer is still a question that hasn’t been fully explained. A…

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MSU Collaboration with Nigerian Doctor Impacts Infant Mortality

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
A student in Manning's lab is working on testing the molecular epidemiology of GBS collected from mothers and their newborn babies at multiple hospitals in Nigeria.

A doctor in Nigeria and a professor at Michigan State University have teamed up to reduce infant mortality in the African nation. In the U.S., September is National…

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Sales Newbies: Going Above and Beyond Pays Off

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Stephanie Mangus

Good news for novice salespeople worried about becoming successful: Expressing your gratitude to customers by going above and beyond your job description may be as effective as developing…

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MSU’s Hidalgo Publishes Unique Interconnected Video Essay ‘Book’

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Assistant Professor Alexandra Hidalgo has created the first collection of interconnected video essays around one topic. Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition is the first video…

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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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Cholesterol Crystals: Sure Sign Heart Attack May Loom

Friday, August 18, 2017
George Abela

A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person’s cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during…

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MSU Plant Breeder Improving Strawberries in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Weebadde and Maredia

Cholani Weebadde is a plant breeder by training. She’s also an expert in international agriculture. Her work with Michigan State University (MSU) takes her around the world, where…

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Pigeon Pea, White Yam: Ghana’s Perfect Crop Combo

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
BEHEARDpigeon pea

White yam is a profitable crop for Ghana’s smallholder farmers, but it poses two big problems: the plants need to be staked, which eats up about a third…

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Physicians with Increased Stress Make More Mistakes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Arnetz

The more stress an emergency room physician experienced, the more likely he or she was to make a minor mistake, also known as a “near miss” among hospital…

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MSU Researcher Finds Bees’ Enemy Has Genetic Weakness

Monday, August 14, 2017
Varroa mites on bees

Seemingly indestructible Varroa mites have decimated honeybee populations and are a primary cause of colony collapse disorder, or CCD. Michigan State University scientists have found genetic holes in…

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