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Fingerprint Reader Could Help Reduce Global Infant Mortality

Monday, June 17, 2019
Compact, low-cost fingerprint reader could help reduce infant mortality around the world

A team of Michigan State University researchers have created Infant-Prints – a low-cost, high-resolution and portable solution to accurately identify infants in an effort to help reduce infant…

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Virus Researcher Awarded Burroughs Wellcome PATH Grant

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Doing the ‘Samba’: MSU awarded first PATH grant

Kristin Parent, a Michigan State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or BMB, assistant professor and J.K. Billman, Jr. M.D. Endowed Research Professor, received a 2019 Burroughs Wellcome…

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Overdose, Suicide Among Leading Reasons for Deaths of New Moms

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms

Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study from Michigan State…

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Understanding and Improving LGBTQ+ Health

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Understanding and improving LGBTQ+ health

For many LGBTQ+ Americans, access to healthcare can be negatively impacted by their sexual minority or gender diverse identity. Hui Liu, professor of sociology in the College of…

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The Psychology of Screen Time

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The average American spends up to six hours a day with some sort of screen media, but little is known about how that exposure and interaction affects users….

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‘Pink Impact’ Initiative Re-funded

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
'Pink Impact' initiative re-funded

MSU College of Nursing, Susan G. Komen Michigan team up to provide free breast cancer screenings to low-income individuals in mid-Michigan Susan G. Komen® Michigan has awarded a…

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Microbes May Act as Gatekeepers of Earth’s Deep Carbon

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth’s deep carbon

Two years ago, a team of scientists, including Michigan State University geomicrobiologist Matt Schrenk, visited Costa Rica’s subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes…

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Seed Microbiome May Hold Uncommon Ability to Benefit Next Generation of Plants

Monday, June 10, 2019
Photo of bean plants growing in field

At the conclusion of a pilot study for Michigan State University’s Plant Resilience Institute, or PRI, microbial ecologist Ashley Shade had a hunch that started a chain reaction…

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Switchgrass Hybrid Yields Insights into Plant Evolution

Monday, June 10, 2019
Switchgrass hybrid yields insights into plant evolution

Switchgrass is attractive as a potential bioenergy crop because it can grow for years without having to be replanted. Requiring less fertilizer than typical annual crops like corn,…

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Nuclear Science Summer School (NS3) Held May 12-18 at MSU

Saturday, June 8, 2019
FRIB and NSCL Building

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) hosted the 2019 Nuclear Science Summer School (NS3) from May 12-18. This is the fourth year for the annual educational event. NS3…

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