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MSU’s Moeser Offers New Insight in How Stress Makes You Sick

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Adam Moeser

A Michigan State University researcher is providing new insight into how certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens,…

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75 Years Ago: First Controlled Nuclear Reaction

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

As published in The Smithsonian, Newsweek and Scientific American. MSU FRIB faculty members Artemis Spyrou, associate professor of Nuclear Astrophysics and Wolfgang Mittig, professor of Physics, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between…

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MSU Gets Mellon Grant for Massive Slave Trade Database

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Michigan State University, supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and…

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Twitter, Trump and Sexual Assault: A Call to Men for Action

Monday, January 8, 2018
Megan Maas Heather McCauley and Amy Bonomi

The social media backlash against sexual assault not only gives victims a collective outlet for disclosure, but also serves as a powerful tool to urge boys and men…

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MSU’s Zipkin Takes Key Role in Large-Scale Seabird Study

Friday, January 5, 2018
With a length of 35 to 45 inches, the Magnificent Frigatebird is the largest species of frigatebird. It occurs over tropical and subtropical waters off America, between northern Mexico and Ecuador on the Pacific coast, and between Florida and southern Brazil along the Atlantic coast. Photo courtesy of Elise Zipkin.

Flying 200 feet above the oceanic waters of the Gulf of Mexico, scientific observers peer out a small plane’s windows in search of seabirds. Sometimes they see a…

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Older Adults Resent, Fear the ‘Digital Divide’

Friday, January 5, 2018
decorative computer screen

Use of communication technologies, such as the Internet and smartphones, have changed the way that we interact with each other. Many of us benefit from being able to…

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Students Offer Novel Solutions for Driveway Snow Removal

Friday, January 5, 2018
Osazuwamen Usuomon, Chloe Alverson, Elias Naddaf; seated, Michael Johnson

The assignment was simple: design a prototype that will allow Michael Johnson, a sports car racer with a wheelchair, to remove snow from his driveway. But to develop an…

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Trends Behind Social Media, Collaboration in Corporations

Friday, January 5, 2018
social media decorative graphic

Wietske Van Osch, an assistant professor of Media and Information at Michigan State University, has found that while social media can easily distract us from our daily tasks, it can…

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Political Advertising and the 2016 Presidential Election

Friday, January 5, 2018
Esther Thorson

Esther Thorson, a professor in the Michigan State University School of Journalism, and a group of her colleagues who once taught or studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been studying…

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The Effects of Algorithms on Internet Behaviors

Friday, January 5, 2018
Emilee Rader

Emilee Rader of Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences has been researching how massive datasets and computer algorithms impact people’s lives, both online and offline. As…

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