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MSU Research Exposes Discrimination Against Black Women with Natural Hair

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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In 2019, Brittany Noble, a news anchor in Mississippi, lost her job because she decided not to straighten her hair. Just one year earlier, Chastity Jones, who was seeking employment…

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Strakovsky Awarded $2.1 Million Grant To Study Chemical Effects On Women’s Health Post-Pregnancy

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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A team of researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) led by Rita Strakovsky, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Food Science and…

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The Unintended Consequence Of Becoming An Empathetic Person

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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When people say that they want to change things about their personalities, they might not know about the inadvertent consequences these changes could bring. In fact, changes in…

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Spartans Combat Bias In Reporting With ‘Sourcing for Diversity Project’

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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As the media faces higher scrutiny for bias, the MSU School of Journalism is working to ensure voices from every corner of the community are represented in reporting. Students and…

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MSU Awarded NSF Grant For Science DMZ

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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From addressing climate change to developing drug treatments, data is key to finding solutions to many global problems. Thanks to a National Science Foundation grant of nearly half…

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Connecting The Hormones We’re Born With To Lifetime Risk For Immunological Diseases

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Differences in biological sex can dictate lifelong disease patterns, says a new study by Michigan State University researchers that links connections between specific hormones present before and after…

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Schools’ Neighborhood Environment Affects Academic Outcomes in Flint

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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A neighborhood’s physical disorder has been linked to differences in academic outcomes. However, school neighborhood has not been studied as a potential additional environmental factor in academic outcomes—until now. In…

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NIH Grant To Support Study Of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Perinatal Depression

Monday, September 14, 2020
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Jennifer E. Johnson has been awarded a five-year, $3,358,550 grant to study treatment for major depressive disorder among women who have recently experienced perinatal loss—miscarriage, stillbirth, or early neonatal death. This…

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In The Amazon Rainforest, Degradation May Be A Bigger Threat Than Deforestation

Monday, September 14, 2020
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Deforestation leaves voids in the Amazon rainforest that are easily spotted by satellite, but more subtle degradation from logging and farming can be harder for scientists to catalog….

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MSU’s Wash Inspires Widespread Change In Computer Security Practices

Friday, September 11, 2020
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An MSU researcher has changed the way the tech industry designs computer security into computing systems, motivating end users to make more informed decisions to protect their devices….

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