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Dim Light May Change Brain Structure

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Lily Yan, associate professor of psychology, Antonio Nunez, professor of psychology. Joel Soler, doctoral student in psychology.

Spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may actually change the brain’s structure and hurt one’s ability to remember and learn, indicates groundbreaking research by…

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USDA Grant to Improve Agricultural Use of Water, Energy

Thursday, January 18, 2018
David Hyndman

Around the world, irrigated agriculture is the largest consumer of water and one of the largest users of energy. Michigan State University scientists are leading a $2.5 million…

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Missing Sensory Inputs May Drive Psychosis

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Katharine Thakkar

Why do some people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia experience psychosis, a disconnection from reality that can make them believe their actions are being controlled by aliens or…

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MSU Gets Mellon Grant for Massive Slave Trade Database

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Michigan State University, supported by nearly $1.5 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will create a unique online data hub that will change the way scholars and…

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Twitter, Trump and Sexual Assault: A Call to Men for Action

Monday, January 8, 2018
Megan Maas Heather McCauley and Amy Bonomi

The social media backlash against sexual assault not only gives victims a collective outlet for disclosure, but also serves as a powerful tool to urge boys and men…

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MSU Leads Effort to Boost Preschoolers’ Writing Skills

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Hope Gerde

Working with preschool classrooms in Flint, Michigan, and Atlanta, a Michigan State University scholar is leading a federally funded initiative to improve young students’ writing skills. The $1.5…

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African Immigrants: Race and Gender Impact Economic Success

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Stephanie Nawyn

Africans represent one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in the United States, but women far outpace men for securing high-skilled jobs and earnings growth, indicates a new study…

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MSU Scholar Finds $21 Trillion in Unauthorized Federal Spending

Monday, December 11, 2017
Mark Skidmore

Earlier this year, a Michigan State University economist, working with graduate students and a former government official, found $21 trillion in unauthorized spending in the departments of Defense…

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Discrimination Harms Your Health – And Your Partner’s

Thursday, December 7, 2017
William Chopik

Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim’s romantic partner as well, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar….

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Broader Gun Restrictions Mean Fewer Intimate Partner Homicides

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
April Zeoli, assistant professor of criminal justice, discusses her research on Monday October 29, 2012.

State laws that restrict gun ownership among domestic abusers and others with violent histories appear to significantly reduce intimate partner homicides, indicates a groundbreaking national study led by…

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