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Prion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease resulted in the U.S. banning imports of beef from the European Union for 15 years.
Ranging from agriculture and science to performing arts to business and entrepreneurship, 928 MSU undergraduate students from 14 colleges will present their research at the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 at the MSU Union.
Josh Jackson scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half to help Kansas pull away late and reach the Sweet 16 for a second straight year with a 90-70 victory over Michigan State on Sunday. Miles Bridges scored 22 points to lead Michigan State (20-15) despite leaving briefly in the first half with an injury. Nick Ward also finished in double figures with 13 points and Joshua Langford had 10 for the Spartans.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo wasn't sure if his talented but inexperienced freshmen were ready to abandon their more comfortable up-tempo ways and play ''smash mouth'' basketball. Two of those freshmen showed they could play any way they wanted in their NCAA Tournament debuts, leading the ninth-seeded Spartans (20-14) to an opening-round 78-58 win over No. 8 seed Miami on Friday night.
Tori Jankoska led the way with 26 points, but in the end it would not be enough as ninth-seeded Michigan State fell to No. 8 Arizona State by a final score of 73-61 on Friday night.
Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the creation of the Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission, an effort that will continue Michigan's fight against lead exposure, and has appointed MSU's Mona Hanna-Attisha and Rebecca Meunick to the 15-member commission.
Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, but highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study by two MSU psychology researchers.
Detroit Tigers legend Kirk Gibson will speak at MSU's undergraduate convocation on May 5.
As part of its ongoing commitment to prevent, respond to and educate about sexual assault, partners across Michigan State University are teaming up for the It's On Us Week of Action from March 20-24.
New MSU research has found that refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don't have the disorder, but may have experienced similar suffering.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, chefs from all over the state gathered at the Lansing Center to compete in the Michigan Taste of Elegance. MSU executive chef Eric Batten received top honors at the event, earning the Chef Par Excellence title and the People's Choice Award for his original pork entr'ee.
I was the smallest person in that first-grade class, not especially athletic and really afraid of heights. Yet there we were, in the gym, staring up at a rope that went all the way up to the ceiling - and we were expected to climb it. Classmate after classmate grabbed hold of the scratchy rope, got partially up and slid down, causing quite a few red palms.
When it was my turn, I just didn't want to embarrass myself. I grabbed hold and started up, reminding myself to not look down. The thing about being small was I didn't weigh a lot either and so, against all odds, I actually made it to the top, becoming the first first-grade girl to do so. I touched the overhead beam, and then kept my eye focused on the rope, never looked down and slowly returned to the gym floor.
Apparently, I'm not the only one with a rope-climbing gym story. (Do they still make kids do this?) I've been lucky enough to spend a week getting inspired at a fantastic conference. I've been to many, many sessions that are educational for my field, and are also just dang inspiring. In one session, the speaker talked about a super similar experience. He got halfway up the rope, and when the teacher asked why he stopped and if he wanted to fall, he climbed up to the top because the answer was, "no." The whole way he was sure he would fall and make a fool out of himself on top of getting hurt.
Part art gallery, part science lab, part theatre, MSU is launching an initiative to ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering, art and math in Detroit's young adults. Called Science Gallery Lab Detroit, the goal is to reach youth ages 15-25 who are making important decisions about college and careers and show them what interesting ideas emerge when different disciplines collaborate.
MSU has nominated a current Udall Scholar and a previous runner-up for the nationally competitive Udall Scholarship.
So what accounts for MSU's No. 1 ranking in African history? First, the university has long had a commitment to the program and to African studies broadly.
Bethany Dickerson, a linguistics major and Honors College senior, has had the opportunity to find answers for herself throughout her time at MSU. Through countless undergraduate research experiences and leadership roles in multiple student organizations, she has found herself and her passion.
MSU and Indian media company Ramoji Film City are partnering to help farmers better produce food for India.
As the fastest-growing economy and one of the richest cultural histories in the world, India presents a great opportunity for MSU to further expand its reach, partnerships and projects as well as open new avenues for learning and research.
Two more MSU graduate programs - African history and supply chain - claimed top spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, giving MSU seven No. 1 programs across a broad range of disciplines.
New research from MSU indicates that embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby's gender, could contribute to an enlarged prostate, or BPH, in men later in life.