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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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Video Game Uncovers Gender-Based Work-Out Differences

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Deborah Feltz

A Michigan State University researcher is using a video game to uncover key differences in what motivates men and women to go the “extra mile” during a workout….

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Three Kinesiology Grads Earn National Honors

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Andrew Parks, Catherine Gammon, Ashley Triplett

Three graduate students from the Department of Kinesiology recently received honors from the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) and from the department. Andrew Parks, a Kinesiology doctoral student, was…

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Stroke Rehab Study to Use Virtual Reality

Monday, June 15, 2015
students in Moter Learning and Rehabilitation Engineering Lab

Researchers from Michigan State University and Sparrow Health System have been awarded $50,000 by the Center for Innovation and Research to study ways to improve stroke rehabilitation. The…

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