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At-Home Therapies May Help Patients Cope with Cancer Side Effects

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Gwen Wyatt

When it comes to cancer and its treatments, a person’s quality of life can be greatly affected. Michigan State University researchers are testing two at-home, therapeutic approaches to…

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New Finding Shows Males Can Drive Creation of New Species

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
fish

Evolutionary biologists often debate on whether sexual selection can lead to new species. Most studies have focused on natural selection or, for the few studies that considered sexual…

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Dale to be Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows in 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
College of Engineering Building

University Distinguished Professor Bruce E. Dale, of the Michigan State University College of Engineering, will be inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College…

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Genetics Could Make Feeding Dairy Cows More Efficient

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Michael VandeHaar

As the eighth largest dairy-producing state in the country*, Michigan is home to more than 400,000 dairy cows spread across farms with herds numbering less than 100 up…

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Larger (Relative) Brains = Higher IQ

Monday, January 25, 2016

Why do humans and dolphins evolve large brains relative to the size of their bodies while blue whales and hippos have brains that are relatively puny? While there…

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AI and Evolution Take Gaming to the Next Level

Monday, January 25, 2016
Two young men playing video game

After weeks navigating a new video game and learning your enemy’s every move, you suddenly find yourself losing. As you rethink your strategy, you’re wondering, what happened? Darwinian…

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MSU Researcher Receives Fulbright Global Flex Award

Thursday, January 21, 2016
MSU College of Engineering

A Michigan State University College of Engineering professor will advance off-grid electric power applications in rural China and Ethiopia after receiving a Fulbright Global Flex Award.Abraham Engeda, a…

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Fighting Flu with High-Calorie Diets

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Elizabeth Gardner

Every year, the World Health Organization estimates that between 250,000 and 500,000 people are killed by seasonal influenza, or flu, epidemics, with another 3 million to 5 million…

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Helping Low-Income Teen Moms Avoid Children’s Obesity

Thursday, January 21, 2016
teenage mom with baby

Kami Silk, the associate dean of research for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU), is examining the relationship between obesity in infants…

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International Team of Scientists Find New Bird Species

Thursday, January 21, 2016
himalayan-forest-thrush

A new species of bird has been discovered in northeastern India and adjacent parts of China by a team of scientists from Sweden, China, the U.S., India and…

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