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$5.67M Grant Helps Researchers Identify Early Alzheimer’s

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A new Michigan State University study, aimed at identifying early signs of Alzheimer’s disease among Latinos and Hispanics, could help delay or even prevent its onset thanks to…

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Study to Increase Biofuel Yield, Limit Fertilizer Use

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Michigan State University has earned a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to better understand how biofuel crops acquire nitrogen, insights that could help maximize…


Making a Smart Material Smarter

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A team of researchers, including some from Michigan State University, is making a smart material smarter. Using a series of grants from the National Science Foundation, the team…

Stephen Hsu

Hsu: Why Smart Machines Will Take Us with Them

Thursday, September 3, 2015

In a recent magazine article, Michigan State University Vice President Stephen Hsu theorizes that “Just as machines will be much smarter in 2050, we can expect that the…

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Helping Toddlers’ Understand Emotion Key to Development

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Child Health day, Oct. 5, 2015 The simple parenting strategy of helping toddlers understand emotion may reduce behavioral problems later on, finds a federally funded study led by…


Proteins ‘Practice’ Before Changing Chromosomes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. But in research appearing in the…