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Peers, More Than Teachers, Inspire Us to Learn

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

“Why do I have to learn this?” It’s a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when…

Lisa Lapidus

Altering pH Bumps Prions Out of Danger Zone

Monday, March 20, 2017

Prion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease…

Erik Altmann and Zachary Hambrick

Skilled Workers More Prone to Mistakes When Interrupted

Friday, March 17, 2017

Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study…

Bengt Arnetz

Refugees with PTSD Regulate Stress Differently

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

New Michigan State University research has found that refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don’t have the disorder, but may have experienced…

Jose Teixeira

Enlarged Prostate Later in Life Could Start in Fetal Development

Monday, March 13, 2017

New research from Michigan State University indicates that embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby’s gender, could contribute to an enlarged prostate, or BPH, in men…

Luminescent silicon nanocrystals on various substrates, taken during the MSU Science Festival in 2016.

MSU’s Anthony Gets NSF Early Career Award

Monday, March 13, 2017

Rebecca Anthony, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Michigan State University’s College of Engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development…