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America’s Water Crisis Could Be Worse Than You Know

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Joan Rose

Editor’s Note: Joan B. Rose is the Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair of Water Research at Michigan State University, and is co-director of the Center for Water Sciences, co-director of…

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Researcher Develops App for Diabetes Self-Management

Monday, March 7, 2016
Women typing on cell phones

Bree Holtz, Michigan State University assistant professor, has received an American Diabetes Association Innovative Clinical or Transitional Science award totaling $590,544 to allow her to conduct research for…

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MSU Scientist Honored by President Obama

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Amy Ralston

Amy Ralston, Michigan State University assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is among 105 researchers being honored by President Barack Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early…

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MSU Researchers Helping Flint, Mich., Water Crisis

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Leading Michigan State researchers are working to help end the Flint water crisis on the ground and in the lab. MSU researchers will be some of the first…

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Understanding Illegal Hunting, Better Conservation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
portrait photo of Meredith Gore

Meredith Gore, an associate professor in the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has been working in the area of conservation criminology, a joint effort between her department and…

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MSU Study: Diet Could Affect Women’s Blood Pressure

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
blood pressure cuff

Two Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have teamed up to take a closer look at how diet may affect the likelihood of developing high blood pressure — also…

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Sleep Deprivation Linked to False Confessions

Monday, February 8, 2016
Kimberly Fenn

Sleep-deprived people are much more likely to sign false confessions than rested individuals, according to a groundbreaking study that has important implications for police interrogation practices. The odds…

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Mysterious Bacteria Cannot Fix Its Own Nitrogen After All

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Maren Friesen

Maren Friesen, Michigan State University plant biologist, has found that an elusive bacteria, known as Streptomyces thermoautotrophicus, does not in fact have the exceptional properties that some scientists had hoped….

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At-Home Therapies May Help Patients Cope with Cancer Side Effects

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Gwen Wyatt

When it comes to cancer and its treatments, a person’s quality of life can be greatly affected. Michigan State University researchers are testing two at-home, therapeutic approaches to…

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Larger (Relative) Brains = Higher IQ

Monday, January 25, 2016

Why do humans and dolphins evolve large brains relative to the size of their bodies while blue whales and hippos have brains that are relatively puny? While there…

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