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David Arnosti

Melatonin Boost a Key to Fighting Breast Cancer

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Melatonin, a hormone produced in the human brain, appears to suppress the growth of breast cancer tumors. Researchers at Michigan State University published this finding in the current…


Too Much Classroom Help May Hurt Urban Black Males

Friday, August 19, 2016

Giving special treatment to young urban black males in the high school classroom runs the risk of shortchanging these students academically once they get to college, indicates a…

Thomas Holt

Female Forensic Scientists More Stressed than Males

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Women may be at the forefront of the fast-growing forensic science field, but they’re also more stressed than their male counterparts, indicates new research led by a Michigan…

Joanne Gerstner with book cover

Getting Young Athletes ‘Back in the Game’ After Concussion

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

If a young person participating in sports suffers a concussion, it does not automatically mean the end of her or his athletic experience. This is the message of…

Monique Floer, MSU biochemist, and Michael McAndrew, a genetics graduate student, and Alison Gjidoda, a former research technician in Floer's lab have discovered a cellular snowplow. Photo by G.L. Kohuth

Discovery Reveals How Genes Help Cells Fight Bacteria

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A new discovery at Michigan State University has revealed how special genes stay open for business, helping diagram a mechanism that plays a key role in fighting inflammation…

Amy DeRogatis, professor in the MSU Department of Religious Studies, and Isaac Weiner, associate professor of comparative studies at Ohio State. Photo by Mike Jenkins.

Documenting America’s Religious Soundscape

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Henry Luce Foundation has given $200,000 to support a joint, multidisciplinary project of Michigan State University and The Ohio State University that explores the sounds of religion…