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Early Source of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Discovered

Thursday, June 14, 2018
NK2R (green) and enteric glial (blue) are keys to achieving “intestinal happiness.

Michigan State University scientists have identified an early cause of intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, which afflict around…

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Study Finds Educational ‘Growth Mindset’ Interventions Aren’t Effective

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Classroom

A new study co-authored by researchers at Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University found that “growth mindset interventions,” or programs that teach students they can improve their intelligence…

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How Does Light Modulate Learning and Memory?

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Joel Soler, graduate student in the Department of Psychology, presents his latest research on learning and memory and the correlation to light, to the MSU Board of Trustees…

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Student-Led Research Highlighted at MSU Trustees’ Meeting

Friday, April 13, 2018
Clara Lepard and Joel Soler

To showcase student-led research at Michigan State University, two scholars presented their latest projects at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 13. Clara Lepard, who graduated in…

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MSU’s Wade Named American Council on Education Fellow

Friday, March 30, 2018
Juli Wade

The American Council on Education announced that Juli Wade, the associate provost for faculty and academic staff development at Michigan State University, has been named an ACE Fellow…

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Bridging Fine Art and Medicine

Friday, March 30, 2018

Devan Stahl, assistant professor of clinical ethics, presented at the Humanities and the Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Forum on March 30, 2018. Interdisciplinary and interprofessional work between the artists,…

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Perceptions of Old Age Change As We Age

Monday, February 26, 2018
William Chopik

Does life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? For people in these age groups, the answer appears to be yes. But for young adults in…

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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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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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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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