Press, Sep 27 2012

150 years ago, the nation was immersed in the Civil War. Many letters and documents from that era have been locked away, difficult for most people to reach. A project underway at Michigan State University is changing that.

In the basement of the MSU archives building, files are being opened that may not have seen the light of day for decades. The university is in the process of posting online thousands of letters and diaries from the Civil War.

Packaging Digest, Sep 27 2012

Whether you call it Universal, Frustration-Free or Inclusive Packaging, one thing's for certain: It's an approach to packaging that casts a wide net to all consumer groups.

abc News, Sep 27 2012

Wouldn't it be great if scientists could climb into a time machine and travel back in history to observe thousands of generations of a single living creature to see how it evolved over many years?

It turns out they've done just that, and they returned with evidence that the evolution of life is far more complex than many had thought. Instead of a single mutation that gave the creature an advantage over its peers, it took several mutations, in a very precise order, for the creature to be able to digest something it could not have eaten before.

Futurity, Sep 27 2012

Early indications also show that the disorders of the gut could potentially be treated through the bone marrow, says Pam Fraker, Michigan State University professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.

“It’s possible that if we could reduce bone marrow’s ability to produce inflammatory cells that we could reduce the severity of colitis and Crohn’s disease,” says Fraker, who co-authored the study with colleagues Laura McCabe, professor of physiology and radiology, and Mark Trottier, research specialist.

Michigan Radio, Sep 27 2012

After a year's deployment in Afghanistan, 600 members of Michigan's National Guard are coming home. They'll join the ranks of 19,00 local Guardsmen and women who’ve served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But this particular unit will soon embark on a new mission. And this time, they're bringing their families.

For 3 years, the veterans, their spouses, and children will be part of a Michigan State University study on how families cope with life after combat., Sep 27 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University researchers have unlocked secrets in bone marrow that could lead to improved treatments for colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Detroit Free Press, Sep 27 2012

A Michigan State University professor will use military families to study resiliency and how stress can make us stronger. 

"I have worked with military families for six years and I have always been incredibly impressed by these families' ability to get through stressful times," said Adrian Blow, an associate professor and a family and marriage therapist. 

genomeweb, Sep 24 2012

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Michigan State University scientist has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to examine how gene expression in breast cancer may be involved in the spread of the disease, with the aim of developing personalized treatment models, MSU said yesterday.

Detroit Free Press, Sep 24 2012

LANSING -- The economic mood of Michigan voters is stuck where it was in the spring -- brighter than during the recent recession but nowhere near as optimistic as in the 1990s, according to a survey released Friday.

Michigan State University's State of the State survey of 1,015 likely voters found 54.4% rated their current economic situation as "excellent" or "good" this summer. That's the most upbeat result since 2005, but it's statistically about the same as the result from this spring, which was 54.1%.

Business News Daily, Sep 21 2012

If a company wants its CEO to play it safe, it should consider restructuring his or her compensation package.

A study co-authored by Michigan State University professor Robert Wiseman contends that rather than issuing stocksand stock options in predetermined quantities, boards of directors should vary a CEO's equity-based compensation through a plan based on the amount of risk-taking each company desires.