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Friends are Most Valued in Cultures Where They May be Needed Most

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Friends are more than just trusted confidantes, say Michigan State University researchers who have examined the cultural and health benefits of close human relationships in a new study….

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Looking for the Long-Term Secret to STEM Success

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Researcher Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia started following a group of college students to learn if they would remain interested in science careers, and what types of experiences shape their attitudes. That was…

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How Trump-Connected Companies Profited from His Presidency

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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President Donald Trump’s term in office was full of surprises — from start to finish, and for better or for worse — in both the public and private…

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Livestock Workers Face High MRSA Risk

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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MSU researchers reveal surprisingly high risk levels, share precautions that work against MRSA — and COVID-19 For Michigan State University’s Felicia Wu, the surprise isn’t that people who…

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Redefining Art, Finding a Voice During COVID-19

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Grant funds virtual, physical exhibits of art created globally. Michigan State University has begun collecting art from around the world in an exploration of how people are using…

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Apple, MSU Collaborate to Launch First U.S. Developer Academy in Detroit

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Apple and Michigan State University announced that they will partner to launch the tech giant’s first United States-based Developer Academy in Detroit. “We’re grateful for the partnership this opportunity brings…

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Three MSU Researchers Named Top Education Influencers

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Three Michigan State University faculty members earned national recognition for their influential research in the field of education. The annual Rick Hess Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings honor 200 scholars from…

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New Climate Change Study: Number of People Suffering Extreme Droughts Will Double

Monday, January 11, 2021
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Michigan State University is leading a global research effort to offer the first worldwide view of how climate change could affect water availability and drought severity in the…

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How ‘Iron Man’ Bacteria Could Help Protect the Environment

Friday, January 8, 2021

When Michigan State University’s Gemma Reguera first proposed her new research project to the National Science Foundation, one grant reviewer responded that the idea was not “environmentally relevant.”…

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Nanomedicine Targets Cardiovascular Disease

Friday, January 8, 2021
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Michigan State and Stanford researchers have upgraded their Trojan horse therapies designed to fight one of the world’s leading causes of death. Led by Bryan Smith, an associate…

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