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Animated Videos Advance Adoption of Agriculture Techniques

Thursday, December 5, 2019
MSU awarded $7.8M for agricultural transformation in Malawi, Tobacco

In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, found…

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MSU Research Improves Decision Making Skills of Behavior Technicians

Thursday, December 5, 2019
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Research from Michigan State University could make daily decisions for professionals who work with children with autism faster and more effective. “We have created a guide for practitioners…

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MSU Researchers Create Limited Edition Purple Potato Chips

Monday, December 2, 2019

A new breed of potato is mutually beneficial to farmers, consumers and happens to be purple. Purple potato chips could be on shelves at a grocery store near…

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Using Big Data to Build a Better Flu Shot

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances…

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The Nature of Salmonella is Changing-and it’s Meaner

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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Salmonella is acting up in Michigan, and it could be a model for what’s happening in other states, according to a new Michigan State University study. The study,…

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Six MSU Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, has awarded the distinction of Fellow to six MSU faculty members this year. These individuals have been elevated…

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MSU Alumna Named Rhodes Scholar

Monday, November 25, 2019
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Anna Esenther, a 2019 Michigan State University graduate, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. She is the 20th Rhodes Scholar from MSU. An Honors College graduate, Esenther holds…

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Study Highlights Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Pregnant Women

Friday, November 22, 2019
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Expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act prompted more low-income women of reproductive age to sign up for health insurance, seek medical care and report improvements in…

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Science Underestimated Dangerous Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Thursday, November 21, 2019
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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University’s Sleep and Learning Lab has conducted one of the largest sleep studies to date, revealing that sleep deprivation affects us much…

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Pregnancy Related Depression Rooted in Inflammation

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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A runaway, inflammatory immune response may be responsible for triggering severe depression during and after pregnancy, according to a new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. Not…

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