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Placebos Prove Powerful Even When People Know They’re Taking One

Thursday, August 6, 2020
pills

How much of a treatment is mind over matter? It is well documented that people often feel better after taking a treatment without active ingredients simply because they…

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MSU Scientists Shake Up Balancing Act of Plant Metabolism

Monday, May 18, 2020

Step outside and spring is in full bloom, from red tulips, to pink magnolias to purple lilacs, but how do plants create all that color? The alluring hues…

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Finding Microbial Pillars of the Bio-Energy Community

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Late fall switchgrass harvest

Stems, leaves, flowers and fruits make up the biggest chunk of potential living space for microbes in the environment, but ecologists still don’t know a lot about how…

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Gene Mutation Combo Linked to Common Cancer in Women

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Michigan State University researchers, in collaboration with the Van Andel Institute, have identified a combination of two gene mutations that is linked to endometrial cancer. “More than 63,000…

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Breast Cancer Research Could Expand Lung Cancer Therapies

Monday, July 22, 2019
An x-ray image of someones lung.

New research into a genetic mutation’s role in breast cancer could open new treatment options for lung cancer, according to a Michigan State University scientist. “We sequenced the…

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Understanding and Controlling the Molecule that Made the Universe

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Trihydrogen, Molecule, Universe

Trihydrogen, or H3+, is acknowledged by scientists as the molecule that made the universe. As published in recent issues of Nature Communications and the Journal of Chemical Physics,…

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