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Using Science to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

Friday, July 28, 2017
lemur

Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss how to better leverage science to combat…

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Talking to Yourself in the Third Person May Help Self-Control

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Jason Moser, an expert in emotion regulation, is an associate professor of psychology at Michigan State University. Photo by G.L. Kohuth

The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control emotions without any additional mental effort than what you…

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Marriage May Protect Transgender Couples

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Cathy Hiu-Liu

Transgender people who are married are less likely to experience discrimination than their unmarried counterparts, indicates a national study led by a Michigan State University sociologist. The findings,…

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MSU’s Harris Awarded 2017 Philip Taft Prize

Friday, July 7, 2017
LaShawn Harris

LaShawn Harris, associate professor, Michigan State University Department of History, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Philip Taft Prize by the Industrial and Labor Relations School…

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Does Religion Protect Against Suicide?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Nigh Hsieh, assistant professor of Sociology, poses near Berkey Hall on Thursday June 15, 2017.

Religious participation is linked to lower suicide rates in many parts of the world, including the United States and Russia, but does not protect against the risk of…

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Link between Job Stress, Junk Food and Sleep

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Chu-Hsiang "Daisy" Chang, associate professor of psychology

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern. A good night’s sleep…

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Holt Named Fellow of Netherlands Cybercrime Institute

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Thomas Holt

Thomas Holt, professor in the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice has been named a fellow of the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law…

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Sexual Violence of College Women Targets Their Disabilities

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Amy Bonomi

College women with mental health or behavioral disabilities are experiencing sexual violence and intimate partner violence that involves intimidation, name-calling and humiliation that specifically targets their disability, according…

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Are Friends Better for Us than Family?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
William Chopik

The power of friendship gets stronger with age and may even be more important than family relationships, indicates new research by a Michigan State University scholar. In a…

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How to Attack Africa’s Neonatal Mortality Problem

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Sue Grady

Giving birth at home is the most significant risk factor for neonatal deaths in major sections of Africa – a continent that continues to be plagued by the…

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