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Science-Backed Brain Game Eases Distraction, Anxiety

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Researchers have created a surprisingly simple yet targeted brain game that reduces anxiety by helping people focus in an increasingly distracting world. In a study led by Michigan…

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Microbes Crucial to Long-Term Soil Health

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Phil Robertson, Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientist and University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences has spent the past 26 years studying…

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Ancient ‘Biochar’ Could Help Environment

Monday, August 10, 2015

MSU AgBioResearch soil contaminant remediation experts Stephen Boyd, Brian Teppen and Hui Li are looking at the use of biochar to help sequester and remove dioxins and other…

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Healthy Soil Key to Crops, Climate Change

Monday, August 10, 2015

James Tiedje, a Michigan State University Distinguished Professor and the director of the MSU Center for Microbial Ecology has been unlocking soil’s secrets for four decades, pioneering the…

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How Plants Balance Defense, Growth Tactics

Monday, August 10, 2015

New research published in the current issue of Nature has revealed the molecular secrets of plants’ defense mechanisms at the atomic level. The study, led by Michigan State…

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Exploring ‘Cover Crop/ Climate’ Connections

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Michigan State University researchers are studying the impact of “cover crop” use on everything from row crops to orchards and carrots to Christmas trees. Planted to provide a…