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Two common medicines found to fight deadly childhood cancer

October 2, 2015 - 3:08pm
A combination of two medicines long used for treating other illnesses can stop the growth of a deadly childhood cancer, according to a recent study by a MSU College of Human Medicine researcher who has a history of finding new uses for old drugs.
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New science redefines remote - even pandas global

October 2, 2015 - 2:51pm
This just in from the pandas nestled in a remote corner of China: Their influence spans the globe.
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Five nominated for Rhodes, other prominent graduate school scholarships

October 2, 2015 - 10:17am
Five MSU students have been nominated for major graduate school scholarship awards - the Marshall Scholarship, Mitchell Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship.
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MSURx features inspiring talks on health and medicine

October 1, 2015 - 4:11pm
MSU's College of Human Medicine will host the second annual MSURx, a series of thought-provoking and inspirational short talks, tomorrow, October 2.
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MSU nets part of $5M big data grant from National Science Foundation

October 1, 2015 - 2:24pm
Michigan State University is teaming up with the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Indiana University and Van Andel Research Institute to implement a high-speed infrastructure that will allow scientists to access and share their research across the region with unprecedented ease.
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Virtual Power

September 30, 2015 - 3:33pm
It happened when I was scoring the winning goal in a soccer game...I was delivering a roundhouse kick to a man trying to steal an old woman's purse...I blocked a shot while warming up with the Red Wings. Any of those would be great stories to explain my recent injury. But no, it's nothing that exciting. You see, only I could break my toe in a baking accident. (Technically, it's not actually broken, but for all the pain and ugly colors, it might as well be.) A baking accident you ask? Yes. Here's some advice - it's probably not smart to start baking cookies at 11 p.m. In my haste, I managed to pull an entire drawer of baking pans onto my big toe. Not just the pans - the actual wooden drawer too. Ouch. I should have been ready for it. I mentioned in my column last week that I once had been on crutches. That same day I had a conversation about how I always wear heels because I'm short. And I ordered a new pair of great dress boots online. Remember I also mentioned I have a bit of "the shining?" Apparently I also have the ability to curse myself. I found myself on crutches (again) for a few days, in a walking boot for a few more and not able to wear my heels or my new cute boots for a little while longer. All thanks to a batch of caramel apple cheesecake cookies I was making for a staff gathering. And yes, I did make those cookies - Spartans Will and all that. My daughter was sympathetic, but not really surprised. She's kind of used to me being a bit of a klutz.
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MSU partners with ExxonMobil to advance biofuel research

September 30, 2015 - 12:00pm
A new $1 million relationship between MSU and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels.
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Matt Zierler: Take a Leap

September 30, 2015 - 11:50am
While I was always interested in history and current events, the first sense that I would make a career in international affairs came during my freshman year of high school. I was in my first year studying the German language in 1989 - the same year the Berlin Wall came down.
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Ethan Wingrove: Planting Seeds

September 30, 2015 - 10:50am
It's important to plant seeds for the future, even when times are rough. No matter what the economic conditions, Michigan State University has helped three generations of my family build toward a better tomorrow.
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Celebrating 100th homecoming game

September 30, 2015 - 10:40am
After going through the non-conference portion of its schedule undefeated at 4-0, MSU opens the Big Ten season at noon Oct. 3 against Purdue (1-3) in Spartan Stadium for the school's 100th Homecoming game.
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MSU lands $1.8M USAID award to boost African Great Lakes' coffee industry

September 30, 2015 - 9:14am
The U.S. Agency for International Development awarded Michigan State University a $1.8 million cooperative agreement to help the African Great Lakes region maintain its international position in the coffee market. The cooperative agreement launches USAID's African Great Lakes Region Coffee Support Program under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.
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Failed mission: How schools worsen inequality

September 30, 2015 - 7:41am
Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in shortchanging the nation's poorest students of critical math skills, according to a massive new study led by an MSU education scholar.
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Volleyball looks to jam Jenison vs. Michigan Wednesday

September 29, 2015 - 3:21pm
MSU readies for a home-and-home battle with archrival Michigan in the second week of Big Ten play.
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Music student's heart beats with persistence

September 29, 2015 - 2:12pm
Haitian trumpet player and College of Music senior Carlot Dorv'e discusses obstacles he's had - learning to play trumpet with one arm and getting to MSU from Haiti - and why he encourages others through a life of giving back.
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Inaugural concert of Early Music Series features harpsichord

September 29, 2015 - 10:46am
The MSU College of Music will kick off the first concert of the new Taylor Johnston Early Music Series at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Music Building with a program of 17th century harpsichord music.
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Kids allowed to be kids make better parents

September 29, 2015 - 10:12am
Mothers who took on burdensome caregiving roles as children - and weren't allowed to just "be kids" - tend to be less sensitive to their own children's needs, finds new research led by an MSU scholar.
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Grinz on Green: Final Four team started Spartan renaissance

September 28, 2015 - 5:20pm
As the 1995 MSU volleyball team came from behind to hand perennial national powerhouse Hawaii its first defeat of the season in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament in Honolulu, disbelieving Rainbow Wahine fans asked themselves: "MS-Who?"
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No. 2 Spartans defeat Central Michigan, 30-10

September 28, 2015 - 3:34pm
Shilique Calhoun helped MSU disrupt Central Michigan's offense - and its kicking game, too.
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From Donald Trump to Iran, MSU experts can discuss election issues

September 28, 2015 - 2:19pm
Will Donald Trump grab "the mantle of conservatism" for the Republican Party? Will college affordability be a key issue in the presidential election? What are the candidates' positions on Middle East policy? MSU experts can discuss these topics and many others in the months leading up to the Nov. 8, 2016 election.
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MSU Safe Place receives $20,000 grant

September 28, 2015 - 10:38am
In advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, MSU Safe Place, the relationship violence and stalking program on the campus of MSU, has received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation.
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