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Omega-3 fatty acid stops known trigger of lupus

MSU News - September 29, 2016 - 11:50am
A team of Michigan State University researchers has found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders.
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MSU report details relationship violence, sexual misconduct complaints

MSU News - September 29, 2016 - 10:34am
A first-of-its-kind annual report from MSU details the number of relationship violence and sexual misconduct complaints the university received during the 2015-2016 academic year and highlights efforts to increase staffing, resources and awareness around prevention and response.
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$4.8M NIH grant addresses environmental influences on child health

MSU News - September 28, 2016 - 4:12pm
A $4.8 million grant awarded to MSU from the National Institutes of Health will help Michigan's top three research universities, a leading health care system and a state health agency investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development influences the health of children and adolescents.
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Head of the class

MSU News - September 28, 2016 - 2:12pm
So what did you do last Thursday? I got to sit in a room and have someone control my heartbeat from a computer without even touching me. I'm not exaggerating. Tap, tap, tap - my heart was racing out of my chest. Tap, tap, tap - my heartbeat plummeted making me feel like it was being sucked out of my body. It's a disconcerting and uncomfortable feeling, to say the least. It's not the greatest way to spend a morning, but it's all just part of the process to make sure the crazy little piece of technology inside my chest is working properly and keeping me going. Since it literally saved my life, I'm a little partial to it even when it does make me feel weird. I'm also partial to the nurses and doctors who care for me. And I'm really grateful for the scientists who came up with the technology in the first place. How did they come up with it? What made them want to in the first place? Where did they learn to be curious, smart, determined and creative? My guess would be it started long ago. Long before they were saving lives, those scientists were first- graders learning to read. That caring nurse was once just a kid learning biology. That doctor was a middle-schooler studying algebra. They all were students, learning from teachers.
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Allan Kozlowski joins College of Human Medicine, named director at Mary Free Bed

MSU News - September 28, 2016 - 1:30pm
Allan Kozlowski, an expert in rehabilitation medicine, will join the MSU College of Human Medicine as an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and lead outcomes research in the John F. Butzer Center for Research & Innovation at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.
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Nizar Lajnef: Scaling the Mackinac Bridge

MSU News - September 28, 2016 - 12:55pm
At first, Nizar Lajnef said standing about 200 feet above the Straits of Mackinac was an "unnerving" experience. But as he adjusted and got to the business at hand, he said it was "fun." Last week Lajnef and his team climbed onto the Mackinac Bridge to place a series of sensors on the iconic structure.
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Making a difference

MSU News - September 28, 2016 - 12:07pm
MSU alumna Jordyn Castor has never let anything stop her from living life to the fullest. Armed with an MSU computer engineering degree, Jordyn is driving the creation of accessibility tools and advances for adults and children at Apple, Inc.'s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
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Claire Morrison: Creating for STEM

MSU News - September 28, 2016 - 11:37am
Claire Morrison is an Honors College senior majoring in physical science and secondary education. Her professorial assistantship as a first-year student led to her to working as a research intern for the CREATE for STEM Institute on K-12 science education.
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Mother Nature

MSU News - September 28, 2016 - 11:35am
Spectacular clouds roll over Beaumont Tower on Sept. 21, 2016. Photo by Derrick L. Turner
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Identifying Ecstasy's dangerous path

MSU News - September 28, 2016 - 10:36am
In an important discovery in the battle against the United States' growing drug epidemic, a Michigan State University economist has found the Carolinas could be a hotspot for the trafficking and production of the drug Ecstasy.
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Pioneer in molecular imaging to lead new MSU initiatives

MSU News - September 27, 2016 - 6:18pm
Christopher H. Contag will join MSU as the inaugural director of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the chairperson of the new Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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Welcoming U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

MSU News - September 27, 2016 - 3:25pm
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will visit MSU's Residential College in Arts and Humanities and RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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Professors author book on GM's decision to stay in Lansing

MSU News - September 27, 2016 - 12:32pm
Two MSU professors have partnered with former Lansing mayor David Hollister to pen a book centering around the 1996 campaign that persuaded General Motors Co. to stay in Lansing.
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Meditation keeps emotional brain in check

MSU News - September 27, 2016 - 9:21am
Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you're not a mindful person, suggests a new study from MSU.
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Facilitating a better online conversation

MSU News - September 26, 2016 - 2:06pm
A team of researchers from Michigan State University's College of Arts and Letters has released a new web application aimed at keeping online conversations on track.
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Got kidney stones? Ride a roller coaster

MSU News - September 26, 2016 - 1:00pm
An MSU urologist has discovered that riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success rate.
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Happy you, healthy me?

MSU News - September 26, 2016 - 9:10am
A happy spouse may actually make you healthier, according to a large new study led by an MSU scholar.
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Breslin Hall of History named in honor of Izzo

MSU News - September 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
In honor of the winningest coach in Spartan basketball history, MSU Athletics will name a portion of the on-going renovations at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in recognition of men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, pending Board of Trustees approval.
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'Ash vs. Evil Dead' cast hosts campus event

MSU News - September 23, 2016 - 10:27am
Cast members from the Starz horror comedy, "Ash vs. Evil Dead" will be visiting MSU prior to the season 2 premier to host an advanced screening and Q & A panel.
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On the hunt

MSU News - September 21, 2016 - 2:17pm
Ever been on a scavenger hunt? You know, the kind of game where you run around to look for clues, find things or take photos? I absolutely love this kind of game. I'm a little bit competitive (OK, more than a bit...stop laughing) and scavenger hunts are right up my alley. I even auditioned for the Amazing Race with my daughter. (I'm still a little bitter we didn't get picked.) I created a pretty intense scavenger hunt for my colleagues a few years ago. It was so popular, I was asked to create another one this year. Here's the secret - I love putting them together as much as I love competing in them. In order to create a complex game, I've scoured the northern part of campus (it's an on-foot event) to create clues, find hidden pictures, look for trivia and more. It forces me to see things I've never seen, go to places I've never been and notice the small things about MSU that I might have passed by. I've learned things, found beautiful spots and soaked in the incredible history campus has to offer. My days are often crazy busy but planning this forces me to slow down and appreciate things. As I wander dusty halls I think of all the Spartans who have been there before me. As I read plaques or look at photos, I wonder how many lives were changed in that very spot. I appreciate being part of a history bigger than myself.
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