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Michaela TerAvest Wins Prestigious Beckman Young Investigator Award

Michaela TerAvest

Michaela TerAvest, Michigan State University assistant professor of biochemistry, was recently awarded the Beckman Young Investigator Award by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The award program provides research support…

Latest Research

Exercise Linked to a Healthy Gut and Bones

Monday, October 15, 2018

A recent study, led by Michigan State University researcher Laura McCabe, supports findings that a high-fat diet can negatively affect the bacterial composition of your intestine and decrease…

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How Parenting Can Cause Antisocial Behaviors in Children

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Children who receive less parental warmth and more harshness in their home environments may be more aggressive and may lack empathy and a moral compass, according to a…

Joshua Cowen

How Long Does it Take Detroit Students to Get to School?

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Research led by Michigan State University helps reveal why getting to school can be particularly difficult for students in Detroit. As one of the nation’s largest markets for…

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Paying Attention to Food Labels

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A majority of Americans say food labels influence their purchasing behavior, according to the latest Michigan State University Food Literacy and Engagement Poll. The survey polled 2,048 Americans on…

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MSU Aquatic Ecologist Lands Grant to Study Phytoplankton Traits

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Elena Litchman, Michigan State University aquatic ecologist, is leading a three-year, $993,000 project funded by the National Science Foundation in collaboration with faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. The…

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MSU Opens New ‘Mosquito Factory’ in Mexico

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Most of us try to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in our own backyards, so why would a Michigan State University researcher be happy about a factory capable of…