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MSU Part Of $4.4 Million Grant To Examine Spread Of Infectious Disease By Migratory Birds

Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Researchers at Michigan State University are partnering with colleagues from the U.S. and four other countries to develop biosurveillance plans to monitor and prevent infectious disease spread by…

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Increase Of 200% In Michigan Schools Going Remote Due To Pandemic

Thursday, December 17, 2020
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A new report on how K-12 students in Michigan have been educated during the pandemic has found a dramatic shift toward remote instruction in December. Of all school…

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Plant Science In A New Light

Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Michigan State’s research greenhouses are bringing in LED technology, an eye-catching, pink upgrade that saves energy and money. What do you get when you mix some green and…

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Diet And Sunscreen: A Potentially Cancerous Combination

Thursday, December 17, 2020
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In the United States, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society, and many of them are unwittingly making a serious choice…

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MSU Researchers Urge Action Now for the Eldercare Demands of the Future

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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As aging population grows, demand for health care providers increases With an estimated 20% of America’s population to be 65 and older by 2030, Michigan State University researchers…

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Defying Gravity: A New Spin On Intro Physics For Life Sciences

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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A new curriculum developed and tested at MSU puts the focus on the physics that life scientists need The basic physics that a budding biologist needs to know…

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MSU Researchers Study Conversation Platforms For Second Language Students

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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Shawn Loewen knows what it’s like to learn a second language through “blood, sweat, and tears.” He started taking private Spanish lessons when he was 13 and studied Spanish…

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Our Immune System And COVID-19

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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One of the keys to combating COVID-19 and the flu is to understand how our immune system responds to different viruses. Yasser Aldhamen, assistant professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics,…

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Interdisciplinary Team Studies Eye Gaze To Predict Consumer Behavior

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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Buying is in the eye of the beholder. An interdisciplinary team co-led by MSU Professor Patricia Huddleston of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations and Professor Bridget Behe of the Department…

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Social Circles Protect Against Depression In Elder Adults, Research Finds

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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Researchers in MSU’s Department of Communication examine the layers of social connection and impacts on functioning in older adults. A new study published in Psychology and Aging shows…

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