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Student Research

Scholarship and creative activity are encouraged at every level of learning at MSU. Students have numerous opportunities to participate in projects, connect with faculty mentors or conduct their own research activities. Learn more about MSU’s graduate and undergraduate research opportunities at the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies website.

Knight Foundation Awards Funding for MSU’s Detroit Performance Project

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lisa Biggs, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, has received $100,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as…

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Simple Food Additive Slows E. coli Poisoning

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Chris Waters

Polysorbate, a safe additive found in everything from ice cream to cosmetics, has been proven to slow the toxic effects of E. coli poisoning. Had this discovery been…

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MSU’s Zeldes Produces Documentary about Flint, Mich., ‘Hero’

Monday, October 31, 2016
Geri Alumit Zeldes

Michigan State University journalism professor Geri Alumit Zeldes has produced a documentary on the remarkable life of Hubert Roberts, a Flint, Mich., man who overcame prison time and a life-threatening…

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MSU Faculty, Student Receive ASM Research Awards

Monday, October 24, 2016
blue microbes

A Michigan State molecular biologist and a doctoral student in her lab have received awards from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Kristin Parent, assistant professor in MSU’s…

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Diabetic Fruit Flies May Unlock Secrets in Humans

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
fruit fly embryo

Fruit flies may be small, but the genetic secrets they can unlock for humans are mighty. In the current issue of the journal Development, Michigan State University researchers…

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‘From Flint’ Wins Student Academy Award, First-Time Honor for MSU

Friday, September 30, 2016

Many young people grow up dreaming of winning an Oscar someday. For five student filmmakers from Michigan State University, that dream just got a lot closer to becoming…

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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Stops Known Trigger of Lupus

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Jim Pestka, university distinguished professor of food science and human nutrition, Melissa Bates, Ph.D student and Jack Harkema, university distinguished professor of pathobiology, work at the microscope on Tuesday August 30, 2016.

A team of Michigan State University researchers has found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and…

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Meditation Keeps Emotional Brain in Check

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Jason Moser and Yanli Lin

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University. Reporting in the journal Frontiers in Human…

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Web App Facilitates Better Online Conversations

Monday, September 26, 2016
two men and a woman

A team of researchers from Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters has released a new web application aimed at keeping online conversations on track. The Faciloscope…

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Student-Authored Book to Help Professors Be Better Teachers

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Joe Grimm

In most college classrooms, it’s the professor who is in charge, holds all the cards, wields the power. And if a student has a problem with that professor,…

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