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Sheng-Yang He standing in greenhouse

MSU’s He Reappointed as an HHMI Investigator

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sheng Yang He, a University Distinguished Professor of plant biology at Michigan State University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) – Gordon Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) Investigator…

Russell Johnson

Helping Coworkers in the Morning Can Lead to Afternoon Selfishness

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

If you show up at work tired, you may want to focus strictly on your own tasks. New research suggests helping coworkers in the morning can lead to…

John Besley, Aaron McCright, Kevin Elliot and Norbert Kaminski

Public Skeptical of Research If Tied to a Company

Monday, May 8, 2017

When it comes to research warning us about the latest health risks or touting the latest cure, a new Michigan State University study indicates that many people won’t…

On-the-Job Deaths in Michigan, 2016

Slight, but Steady, Increase in Michigan’s On-the-Job Deaths

Thursday, May 4, 2017

According to an annual Michigan State University report, while the number of on-the-job deaths has remained relatively consistent over the past five years, preliminary numbers for 2016 indicate…

Aftermath of category 4 tornado that touched down in small town in Indiana

Climate Change, Tornadoes and Mobile Homes: A Dangerous Mix

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tornadoes and mobile homes don’t mix to begin with, but throw in the volatility of climate change and the potential for massive property damage and deaths is even…

William Dutton

Fake News, Filters Not Fooling Internet Users

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Despite what some politicians argue, fake news and biased search algorithms aren’t swaying public opinion, finds a Michigan State University researcher. Commissioned and funded by Google, William Dutton,…