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Yoga helps former Marine, MSU student recover from PTSD

MSU News - October 31, 2014 - 9:55am
Yoga helped Logan Stark, an MSU senior and former Marine scout sniper, recover from PTSD and also improved his brain function, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by psychology researcher Jason Moser.
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Staff Profiles: Amy Klapko

MSU News - October 30, 2014 - 2:12pm
Amy Klapko, fiscal officer for the Department of Theatre, said the MSU Auditorium is the perfect venue for the Haunted Aud because it is rumored that a young boy haunts the building.
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-Teaching evolution in action

MSU News - October 30, 2014 - 2:12pm
At MSU, a team of researchers has developed software that allows students to watch as evolution actually takes place. Known as Avida-ED, the technology is already used in university and high school classrooms around the country, teaching students evolutionary concepts.
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New class of MSU theater students take the stage

MSU News - October 30, 2014 - 1:11pm
The Department of Theatre will introduce the next class of theater majors, minors and transfers in the Eighth Annual Freshman Showcase, which performs in the Studio 60 Theatre from Nov. 6-9.
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Could daylight saving time be a risk to diabetics?

MSU News - October 30, 2014 - 11:27am
Soon, many will turn back the hands of time as part of the twice-annual ritual of daylight saving time. That means remembering to change the alarm clock next to the bed, which will mean an extra hour of sleep before getting up in the morning.
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Identifying the source of stem cells

MSU News - October 30, 2014 - 10:20am
When most animals begin life, cells immediately begin accepting assignments to become a head, tail or a vital organ. However, mammals, including humans, are special. The cells of mammalian embryos get to make a different first choice - to become the protective placenta or to commit to forming the baby.
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Students hit Dublin Square Irish Pub in their Halloween best

State News Top Stories - October 30, 2014 - 9:42am

Gearing up for Halloween as anything from Paul Bunyan to a glamorous skeleton, Spartans took their spirit to Dublin Square Irish Pub  Wednesday night.

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MSU High 5: Oct. 30, 2014

MSU News - October 30, 2014 - 6:58am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at Michigan State University.
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Rock, Walk N' Roll encourages MSU faculty, staff and students to get active

MSU News - October 29, 2014 - 4:08pm
Oct. 15 marked the second annual Rock, Walk N' Roll event, presented by MSU Moves. The event, consisting of a mile loop along the Red Cedar, was held midday, to encourage MSU employees and students to take a break and "get moving" during their busy day of work and classes.
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'Turtles in Trouble' exhibit highlights danger turtles today face

MSU News - October 29, 2014 - 4:05pm
"The most important thing to remember about turtles is not that they can live long lives - it's that they must live very long lives!"
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Gifts that keep on giving

MSU News - October 29, 2014 - 12:24pm
I'm not going to lie-I love getting gifts. There's something great about opening a present that makes me feel special. For me, that special feeling continues every time I use whatever gift I've received. I always think of the person who gave it to me and it puts a smile on my face. The wrapping might get thrown away, but the special feelings remain. I'm lucky. I've gotten some pretty good gifts in my life. Christmas and birthdays during my childhood always included great presents. I remember my first bike, dolls, a video game system, a gray jumpsuit and a cookbook of my grandma's and mom's recipes. I've received countless homemade gifts from my daughter when she was little and an incredible CD of her singing now that she's grown. My husband surprised me with a special painting from an artist who meant a lot to us early in our marriage. Those early gifts gave me years of pleasure and I'm still using my recipe book, listening to my CD and gazing at my painting-truly gifts that keep on giving.
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MSU partners with Detroit to investigate death scenes

MSU News - October 29, 2014 - 11:01am
As bodies decompose, their types and numbers of bugs and bacteria change. Deciphering the clues they provide could mean the difference between a closed case and an unsolved murder.
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"He told me: you might have changed your address, but I'm always going to find you."

State News Top Stories - October 28, 2014 - 6:23pm

It's a topic that often hides behind closed doors and shame. However, some members of the MSU community are dedicated to bringing awareness and fighting for the cause — often because of personal ties to the issue.

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James Trosko: Finding New Solutions

MSU News - October 28, 2014 - 5:34pm
The world is in a global health crisis. What is this crisis you ask? Health issues such as obesity and other associated metabolic diseases including diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disorders are plaguing our populations and draining our already scarce health care resources.
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Rachel Holtzman: An Ounce of Prevention

MSU News - October 28, 2014 - 4:55pm
Rachel Holtzman is a doctoral student in human medicine studying under Joseph Carlson in the College of Human Medicine. She is part of the Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved Program and works with undergraduate researchers in the Spartners for Heart Health lab.
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Color path

MSU News - October 28, 2014 - 4:24pm
Students walk along the colorful fall path behind Owen and McDonel halls. Photo by Lisa S. Mulcrone
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No. 12 men's soccer looks to upset No. 5 Notre Dame

MSU News - October 28, 2014 - 4:20pm
The No. 12 MSU men's soccer team will face defending national champion No. 5 Notre Dame at 7 p.m Oct. 29 in South Bend.
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Waynes named semifinalist for Jim Thorpe Award

MSU News - October 28, 2014 - 4:10pm
MSU junior cornerback Trae Waynes has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually since 1986 to the nation's top defensive back by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
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Moster a Senior CLASS Finalist

MSU News - October 28, 2014 - 4:03pm
MSU senior libero Kori Moster (Cincinnati, Ohio) is among the ten NCAA(R) women's volleyball student-athletes who were announced as finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award(R) in collegiate volleyball.
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MSU in top 100 in new U.S. News rankings

MSU News - October 28, 2014 - 1:17pm
MSU is among the top 100 universities in the world, according to a new set of rankings out today from U.S. News and World Report.
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