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Joseph Cesario

Eleven New Studies Suggest ‘Power Poses’ Don’t Work

Monday, September 11, 2017

The claim that holding a “power pose” can improve your life became wildly popular several years ago, fueling the second most-watched TED talk ever but also casting doubts…

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MSU to Improve Search-and-Rescue with Robots, Humans

Monday, September 11, 2017

Equipped with a $750,000 grant, MSU researchers hope to save more lives with more efficient underwater search-and-rescue missions through the joint efforts of humans and robots. The National…

AutoDrive Challenge teams will use a Chevrolet Bolt EV as the platform for their autonomous vehicles.

MSU Among Eight Universities in New Autonomous Vehicle Competition

Friday, September 8, 2017

Michigan State University is among eight North American universities selected for the upcoming AutoDrive Challenge – a new autonomous vehicle design competition to develop and demonstrate a fully…

Honglei Chen

MSU Study: Poor Sense of Smell Predictor of Parkinson’s

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A new study provides further evidence that a simple “smelling” test could predict Parkinson’s disease even earlier than previously thought. According to Michigan State University researcher Honglei Chen,…

Kimberly Fenn Michelle Stepan

Sleep May Help Witnesses Avoid Choosing Innocent Suspects

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sleep may influence an eyewitness’s ability to correctly pick a guilty person out of a police lineup, indicates a study by Michigan State University researchers. Published in PLOS…

Jian Hu

Zinc Transporter Key to Fighting Pancreatic Cancer and More

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease harbor significantly higher levels of zinc and iron in their brains than healthy patients. Those with pancreatic cancer have an unusually…