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MSU Nets $1.1M in New DOE Grants

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded nearly $1.1 million in grants to four Michigan State University faculty members. The four grants come from the DOE Offices of High…

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Professor Publishes Book on Colonial Africa

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Snyder Phillips

Professor John Aerni-Flessner of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University has published his first book, “Dreams for Lesotho: Independence, Foreign Assistance and…

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Diamond Technology Cleans Up PFAS-Contaminated Wastewater

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

More than 1.5 million Michigan residents and potentially more than hundreds of sites nationwide ­– and counting – have PFAS-tainted water. Michigan State University-Fraunhofer USA, Inc. Center for…

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Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorder Program Achieves Center Status

Monday, October 8, 2018
C RAIND

Established five years ago, a Michigan State University program, which focuses on autism and neurodevelopmental disability research and outreach, has officially achieved center status becoming C-RAIND, or the…

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Amazon Rainforest Conservation Victories Spill Losses to Neighbors

Monday, October 8, 2018
Amazon

New research suggests that protecting the Amazon rainforest from deforestation may just be shifting the damage to a less renowned neighbor. The unintended consequences are profound. Efforts to…

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A Hidden Epidemic in the Opioid Crisis

Friday, October 5, 2018
Jail Cells

While studying ways to prevent suicide among recently released jail inmates, Michigan State University researcher Jennifer Johnson began to notice that a growing number of opioid overdoses were…

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MSU Professor Studies the Learning and Relearning of Movement

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Golfer

Rajiv Ranganathan, a professor in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, will examine the process of learning and relearning movement with a more than $400,000 grant from the National Science…

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New DNA Tool Predicts Height, Shows Promise for Serious Illness Assessment

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Child Growth

A new DNA tool created by Michigan State University can accurately predict people’s height, and more importantly, could potentially assess their risk for serious illnesses, such as heart…

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Tropical Frogs Found to Coexist with Deadly Fungus

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Panamanian Frog

Amphibian biologists watched in horror in 2004 as the frogs of El Copé, Panama, began dying by the thousands. The culprit: Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, a deadly fungus more commonly…

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Democrat/Republican Divide is Worst It’s Ever Been

Monday, October 1, 2018
Zachary Neal

Party polarization is even worse than most people think, according to a new Michigan State University study. And neither party can shoulder the blame, as it doesn’t matter which…

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