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Organized Cybercrime – Not Your Average Mafia

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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Does the common stereotype for “organized crime” hold up for organizations of hackers? Research from Michigan State University is one of the first to identify common attributes of…

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Are Bigger Brains Better?

Thursday, January 16, 2020
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When it comes to certain parts of the brain, bigger doesn’t necessarily equate to better memory. According to a new study led by Michigan State University, a larger…

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Creating Wonder: Book Offers New Vision For Learning Science

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Students in the U.S. and Finland participating in a new project-based learning model are not only learning more, but becoming more engaged in class, research from Michigan State…

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Professor Named ITE Fellow for Contributions to Improving Mobility Safety

Friday, January 10, 2020
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MSU Foundation professor Peter Savolainen has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, or ITE, for his ongoing contributions and leadership in improving mobility and…

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$2M in Grants to Develop Computing-Integrated Teaching for K-12

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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Michigan State University scholars will help more teachers integrate computational thinking lessons into classrooms, thanks to more than $2 million in research funding. Professor Aman Yadav is principal…

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Scientists Improve Yield Predictions Based on Seedling Data

Thursday, January 9, 2020
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A doctor diagnosing a 50-year-old patient based on a blood test taken during the patient’s infancy would be unthinkable. Anecdotally speaking, however, that’s what Michigan State University scientists…

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Faculty Produced Album Spreads Awareness about Homelessness

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
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In an effort to reduce the social stigma surrounding homelessness and to raise awareness about housing instability, a collection of spoken-word stories about homelessness set to original music…

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MSU Researcher Awarded Accelerator Stewardship from U.S. Department of Energy

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
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A researcher at Michigan State University has received a prestigious Accelerator Stewardship Award from the Office of High Energy Physics at the U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE,…

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With Already 2,900 People Dead From The Flu, We Need a Better Vaccine

Monday, January 6, 2020
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The CDC estimates that at least 6.4 million people have caught the flu, resulting in 55,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths already this season. Though the flu vaccine can…

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Trinidad’s Guppy-Filled Streams Provide Natural Lab for Genetic Rescue Research

Monday, January 6, 2020
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Trinidadian Guppies, ubiquitous in freshwater aquariums around the world, are no bigger than your thumb. But for Sarah Fitzpatrick, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Integrative…

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