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Extroversion is More Than a Trait, It’s an Adaptive Tool

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Researchers from Michigan State University have discovered two insights related to extroversion and personality beliefs that can influence behavior and well-being. Jason Huang, an associate professor in the MSU School of Human Resources and…

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Bringing Genomics into the Fold

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

With a five-year, $1.95 million National Institutes of Health R35 grant, the Brandizzi Lab in the College of Natural Science is expanding its exploration of protein folding within plant cells, paving the…

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MSU Foundation Professor Selected as Science Defender by Union of Concerned Scientists

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Michigan State University’s Beronda Montgomery, an MSU Foundation Professor, was one of five individuals nominated by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) as a 2020 Science Defender. Montgomery, who holds…

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Learning What It Takes To Grow A Space Garden

Monday, December 21, 2020

As the public buzz continues to build around sending a manned mission to Mars, even colonizing it someday, scientists are studying what it takes to survive such a long…

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Powering Up Stretchy Technology

Monday, December 21, 2020

A Spartan-led research team has developed a new “4D printing” approach to help power stretchable devices. A team of researchers led by Michigan State University’s Changyong Cao has…

Wu Named Fellow Of The Society For Risk Analysis

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Felicia Wu, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) departments of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, has been named a…