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    MSU Research Continues Growth Trend

    Monday, December 30, 2019

    Michigan State University’s research enterprise continues its upward growth trajectory, according to new National Science Foundation data. In the recently released National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and…

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Attacking Cystic Fibrosis at its Roots

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Breakthroughs in cystic fibrosis are finally happening. While the latest CF headlines tout a new genetic treatment that targets its underlying cause, a major challenge still remains: How…

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Organized Cybercrime – Not Your Average Mafia

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Does the common stereotype for “organized crime” hold up for organizations of hackers? Research from Michigan State University is one of the first to identify common attributes of…

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Are Bigger Brains Better?

Thursday, January 16, 2020

When it comes to certain parts of the brain, bigger doesn’t necessarily equate to better memory. According to a new study led by Michigan State University, a larger…

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Creating Wonder: Book Offers New Vision For Learning Science

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Students in the U.S. and Finland participating in a new project-based learning model are not only learning more, but becoming more engaged in class, research from Michigan State…

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Professor Named ITE Fellow for Contributions to Improving Mobility Safety

Friday, January 10, 2020

MSU Foundation professor Peter Savolainen has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, or ITE, for his ongoing contributions and leadership in improving mobility and…

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$2M in Grants to Develop Computing-Integrated Teaching for K-12

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Michigan State University scholars will help more teachers integrate computational thinking lessons into classrooms, thanks to more than $2 million in research funding. Professor Aman Yadav is principal…

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Scientists Improve Yield Predictions Based on Seedling Data

Thursday, January 9, 2020

A doctor diagnosing a 50-year-old patient based on a blood test taken during the patient’s infancy would be unthinkable. Anecdotally speaking, however, that’s what Michigan State University scientists…