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A New Key in Fighting Kennedy’s Disease

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Cynthia Jordan, professor of neuroscience, poses in her lab on Monday August 22, 2016.

If a disease affects motoneurons, cells that control voluntary muscle activity, researchers should focus their efforts on motoneurons to find potential treatments, right? Not always. In new research…

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Defend or Grow? These Plants Do Both

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Gregg Howe

From natural ecosystems to farmers’ fields, plants face a dilemma of energy use: outgrow and outcompete their neighbors for light, or defend themselves against insects and disease. But…

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MSU Doctoral Student Presents Research at Oak Ridge Nat’l Lab

Friday, August 26, 2016
Aida Amroussia

Aida Amroussia,a PhD student in materials science and engineering from Tunisia, presented her research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee in early August. She spent the…

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MSU Grad Student Gets National Recognition for Materials Research

Friday, August 26, 2016
Mariana Batista

Michigan State University graduate student Mariana Desireé Reale Batista of Brazil won one of the five national scholarships presented by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference…

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Seniors Embrace Social Technology

Thursday, August 25, 2016
elderly woman at computer

Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors’…

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Melatonin Boost a Key to Fighting Breast Cancer

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
David Arnosti

Melatonin, a hormone produced in the human brain, appears to suppress the growth of breast cancer tumors. Researchers at Michigan State University published this finding in the current…

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MSU’s Kramer Wins International Innovation Prize

Friday, August 19, 2016

David M. Kramer, MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor in photosynthesis and bioenergetics, is the 2016 recipient of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR) Innovation Award. The ISPR, founded…

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Too Much Classroom Help May Hurt Urban Black Males

Friday, August 19, 2016

Giving special treatment to young urban black males in the high school classroom runs the risk of shortchanging these students academically once they get to college, indicates a…

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MSU’s Huang Selected for American Chemical Society Award

Friday, August 19, 2016
Xuefei Huang

Xuefei Huang, Michigan State University professor of chemistry, has been selected to receive the Melville L. Wolfrom Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS). The award acknowledges outstanding…

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Female Forensic Scientists More Stressed than Males

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Thomas Holt

Women may be at the forefront of the fast-growing forensic science field, but they’re also more stressed than their male counterparts, indicates new research led by a Michigan…

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