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Toolbox Dialogue Initiative Awarded Prize for Excellence and NSF Grant

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Michigan State University’s Toolbox Dialogue Initiative (TDI), led by Michael O’Rourke, Interim Director of the MSU Center for Interdisciplinarity (C4I), and Stephanie Vasko, Managing Director of C4I, has…

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Exercise Linked to a Healthy Gut and Bones

Monday, October 15, 2018

A recent study, led by Michigan State University researcher Laura McCabe, supports findings that a high-fat diet can negatively affect the bacterial composition of your intestine and decrease…

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How Well Antibiotics Work for Cystic Fibrosis Patients May be Affected by pH, Oxygen

Monday, October 15, 2018
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People living with cystic fibrosis spend their lives battling chronic lung infections resistant to antibiotic therapy. A one-size-fits-all approach to wiping out the bacterium may not be the…

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How Parenting Can Cause Antisocial Behaviors in Children

Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Children who receive less parental warmth and more harshness in their home environments may be more aggressive and may lack empathy and a moral compass, according to a…

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Less Than a Quarter of Detroit Students Attend Schools Near Home

Thursday, October 11, 2018
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Research led by Michigan State University helps reveal why getting to school can be particularly difficult for students in Detroit. As one of the nation’s largest markets for…

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MSU Aquatic Ecologist Lands Grant to Study Phytoplankton Traits

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Elena Litchman, Michigan State University aquatic ecologist, is leading a three-year, $993,000 project funded by the National Science Foundation in collaboration with faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. The…

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MSU Opens New ‘Mosquito Factory’ in Mexico

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Most of us try to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in our own backyards, so why would a Michigan State University researcher be happy about a factory capable of…

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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
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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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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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