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Researchers To Test Wastewater Statewide For Early COVID-19 Detection

Friday, December 11, 2020

Michigan State University researchers have received $2.1 million in grant funding to test for the novel coronavirus in wastewater, which has the potential to be an early warning…

Digitizing Discoveries: Classical Studies Professor To Lead Legacy Dig In Ancient Greece

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Jon Frey first encountered archaeology at the site of Isthmia in Greece in 1993 as a study abroad student. He has since returned almost every year to the same…

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Reincarnating Plastics: Research Team Earns $2M Grant To Reduce Plastic Waste

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

“Waste not, want not” was planted firmly in John Dorgan’s ethos as a kid, watching his father pull nails out of old boards for reuse. In that spirit,…

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Study Connects Diabetes, Air Pollution To Interstitial Lung Disease

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

People with prediabetes or diabetes who live in ozone-polluted areas may have an increased risk for an irreversible disease with a high mortality rate. A new study recently published in…

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Treating Pediatric Stomach Pain by Targeting Anxiety

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

When children or teenagers complain of recurring abdominal pain, one effective treatment option uses cognitive behavioral therapy to target both the discomfort and the anxiety that may be…

Why Kids Hack: Understanding And Mitigating Risk Factors

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

With a computer in almost every household and a cell phone in almost every pocket, it’s easier than ever for kids and teenagers to learn how to hack….