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Pfeiffer Inducted Into National Academy Of Kinesiology

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Portrait photo of Karin Pfeiffer

Karin Pfeiffer, a professor in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology. Those named as Fellows…

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How To Get A Better Workout During A Pandemic

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
bikers on a trail

How can we stay motivated to exercise while COVID-19 keeps us physically isolated from fitness centers, and each other? New research from Michigan State University shows that working…

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Using Robots to Assist Neurological Impairment Recovery

Thursday, June 25, 2020
robotic arm

Movement impairments after strokes and other neurological injuries are among the most common causes of long-term disability in the United States. Thanks to a $700,000 grant from the…

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Recreational Sports Improve Students’ Grades, Retention

Friday, May 10, 2019
Students Play Soccer, Academics

A new Michigan State University study adds to growing evidence that participating in recreational sports not only can help improve grades while attending college, but it also can…

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New Study Defends Female Race Car Drivers’ Fitness

Friday, April 5, 2019
Female Race Car Driving

In the world of racing, the debate on whether women are as fit as men behind the wheel can often become heated. Just last year, Carmen Jorda, a…

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Inactivity May Cause Babies to Stay Up at Night

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
baby on adults knees playing

New Michigan State University research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the…

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MSU Professor Studies the Learning and Relearning of Movement

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Golfer

Rajiv Ranganathan, a professor in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, will examine the process of learning and relearning movement with a more than $400,000 grant from the National Science…

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Researchers Receive National Award for Exploring Walking and Social Exclusion

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Students Walking Fall

A Michigan State University study conducted last year has won two kinesiology researchers and an alumnus a national award for their work exploring how walking might reduce the…

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Enhancing Motor Learning through Virtual Reality, Robotics

Friday, June 16, 2017

Although the terms motor skill and coordination bring to mind feats of elite athletes or musicians, there is a tremendous deal of skill and coordination required even to…

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MSU Research Helps IndyCar Driver Manage Diabetes

Friday, May 26, 2017

New Michigan State University research is helping a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis…

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