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Studying Pregnancy and its Long-term Impact on Women and their Children

Rita Strakovsky

Rita Strakovsky, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, is studying the relationship between the mother and the developing fetus. With advice…

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Muhammad

Student Nominated For Beinecke Scholarship

Friday, February 15, 2019

Najma Muhammad, a junior majoring in urban and regional planning in the College of Social Science, has been nominated by Michigan State University for the nationally competitive Beinecke Scholarship. The…

Predicting The Existence Of Heavy Nuclei Using Machine Learning

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A collaboration between the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT) at Michigan State University (MSU) estimated the boundaries of nuclear existence by applying statistical analysis to…

This Immune Cell Function Could Control Deadly Allergic Reactions

Thursday, February 14, 2019

In cases of severe, even deadly, allergic reactions to foods such as peanuts and fish, immune cells go into hyper drive. This can trigger anaphylactic shock, sending blood…

New Technology Breaks Through Sign Language Barriers

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Opportunities once distant to the hard-of-hearing community will become a reality with a breakthrough sign language translator. Engineers from Michigan State University developed and patented a technology that…

Plants

Machine Learning Unlocks Plants’ Secrets

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Plants are master chemists, and Michigan State University researchers have unlocked their secret of producing specialized metabolites. The research, published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National…

Researchers Examine Puzzling Sizes of Extremely Light Calcium Isotopes

Monday, February 11, 2019

One of the most fundamental properties of the nucleus is its size. The nuclear radius generally increases with the number of proton and neutron constituents. However, when examined…