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Faster way of detecting bacteria could save your life

February 3, 2017 - 9:41am
An MSU researcher has developed a faster way to detect the bacteria that causes patients to become sick, giving physicians a better chance at saving their life.
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Sharper Focus/Wider Lens event to explore dialogue surrounding immigration and refugees

February 3, 2017 - 9:09am
The Honors College will host its 24th installment of Sharper Focus/Wider Lens with, "A World on the Move: Refugees, Migrants and Immigrants" at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the MSU Union Ballroom.
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Personality traits 'contagious' among children

February 3, 2017 - 7:59am
When preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others' personalities, indicates a new study by MSU psychology researchers.
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Renowned MSU scholar to speak at Vatican summit on organ trafficking

February 3, 2017 - 6:47am
An MSU scholar who gained international acclaim for his work to expose the black market for human organs has been invited to present his groundbreaking research at the Vatican.
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Mark Dantonio introduces 2017 recruiting class

February 2, 2017 - 3:26pm
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio introduced the Spartans' 2017 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon at a press conference inside the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan Stadium.
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MSU collaborates with two other colleges for online course

February 2, 2017 - 9:49am
A collaborative class between MSU, the University of Michigan and Bard College recently explored how art and architecture produce and reveal race, gender and class.
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Trust Spartans

February 1, 2017 - 1:52pm
"Jude Law...he looks just like Jude Law." That's the phrase I uttered at least seven times to an entire team of health care professionals years ago when coming out of surgery. Yes - seven times, while pointing at one of my nurses. At least that's what they tell me. Another time, I apparently came out of it filled with anger and proceeded to yell at everyone around me. So last Friday, waking up from anesthesia after knee surgery, the first thing I asked the nurse was if I had behaved myself. Being out of control is one of the scariest parts about surgery. It takes a huge amount of trust in doctors, nurses and modern medicine that you'll come out the other side fine - even if you're muttering about Jude Law. Everything went fine and I'm well on my way to recovery. I've had a few medical things to deal with here and there and I'm always astounded at the skill and dedication of my providers. It truly takes a village just to get one patient through even the most minor of procedures. There are check-ins, lab tests, IVs, pre-op, post-op, anesthesia, pain management, medical equipment and, well, the list is exhausting. Staying well requires a huge team of players - and that's just the day of surgery. Imagine all the other people - engineers, scientists, chemists, teachers and more who all play some role in keeping people well.
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Ayalla Ruvio: Super Bowl, super marketing

February 1, 2017 - 11:35am
As long as the Super Bowl will be broadcast on TV, it will be leveraged by companies in the form of traditional commercials and marketing tactics, at least by the companies with deep enough pockets to cover this relatively expensive (but often worthwhile) medium.
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Madison Jenner: A broader view

February 1, 2017 - 10:05am
When I transferred to Michigan State University for my sophomore year, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to major in. My freshman year at Northwestern Michigan Community College in Traverse City found me majoring first in business, and then switching to engineering, but neither were areas of study I felt passionate about.
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Recognizing exceptional researchers, educators and community members

January 31, 2017 - 2:40pm
Ten MSU faculty members will be honored for their outstanding contributions to education and research with William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Awards at the annual MSU Awards Convocation Feb. 7.
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Advertisers spend record high dollars for Super Bowl commercials

January 31, 2017 - 2:37pm
Advertisers could pay as much as $5 million for a 30-second spot during this year's Super Bowl, said Robert Kolt, professor of practice in Michigan State University's Department of Advertising and Public Relations Department.
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'Ghost particles' could improve understanding the universe

January 31, 2017 - 2:30pm
Trillions of neutrinos, or ghost particles, are passing through us every second. While scientists know this fact, they don't know what role neutrinos play in the universe because they are devilishly hard to measure.
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Returning on an investment

January 31, 2017 - 10:16am
Valarie Montgomery may have retired from overseeing MSU's financial operations every day, but through an estate plan with her spouse Mark Montgomery, her legacy will be felt forever.
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Two grants help Michigan's elderly with in-home care

January 30, 2017 - 4:06pm
Two MSU College of Human Medicine researchers, supported by grants from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, hope to train and increase the number of personal care aides in Michigan who provide in-home care to the elderly.
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Supersizing world's nature havens would add people to valued species list

January 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
A group of scientists is recommending giving the world's nature reserves a makeover to defend not only flora and fauna, but people, too.
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Bridges leads MSU past Michigan, 70-62

January 30, 2017 - 2:08pm
MSU had a trio of freshmen play like savvy and talented veterans in their first game against Michigan
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Study works to reduce health care violence

January 30, 2017 - 12:46pm
Violence toward health care workers is an occupational hazard of epidemic proportion, but a new study by an MSU College of Human Medicine researcher found that it can be reduced with a structured program.
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Kids should pay more attention to mistakes, study suggests

January 30, 2017 - 7:47am
Children who believe intelligence can grow pay more attention to and bounce back from their mistakes more effectively than kids who think intelligence is fixed, indicates a new study led by MSU psychology researchers.
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MSU nominates undergrad researchers for national Goldwater Scholarship

January 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Four undergraduate researchers studying STEM-related fields have been nominated by MSU for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
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MSU receives $1 million gift for Spartan student-athletes

January 27, 2017 - 10:49am
Helping to ensure the future success of MSU Athletics, alumna Mary Helen and Craig Crooks have made a $1 million gift to endow scholarships for student-athletes in men's basketball and football.
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