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Elizabeth Gardner

Fighting Flu with High-Calorie Diets

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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

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

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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How Monetary Incentives Impact Social Norms

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Maria Lapinski, a communication scientist in the Department of Communication, and John Kerr, a researcher with a focus on economics from the Department of Community Sustainability, are studying…

Robert Last

MSU Researchers Track How Plants Create Beneficial Compounds

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Michigan State University scientists are examining the biochemistry of plants in research that could help plants become less susceptible to insect pests. “Plants are master biochemists,” said Robert Last, MSU…

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Spartan Ideas Celebrates MSU’s Cyber-Conversations

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ask a researcher if he or she likes to write for a lay audience and the answer will likely be no. While academic writing in the interest of…