Michigan State University research

MSU Study: Women Likelier To Accept Global Warming Than Men

Women tend to believe the scientific consensus on global warming more than men, according to a study by a Michigan State University researcher. The findings, published in the September issue of the journal Population and […]

09/14/2010

LMK, IDK: Texting Is Writing, MSU Researcher Says

The days of traditional college writing instruction are nearly over, contends a Michigan State University researcher who found that college students now rank texting as the No. 1 form of writing and cell phones as […]

09/09/2010

MSU Study: High-Fat Diet In Youth Boosts Breast Cancer Risk

Girls eating a high-fat diet during puberty, even those who do not become overweight or obese, may be at a greater risk of developing breast cancer later in life, according to Michigan State University researchers. […]

08/31/2010

MSU Researchers Discover Mechanism Protecting Plants Aganist Freezing

New ground broken by Michigan State University biochemists helps explain how plants protect themselves from freezing temperatures and could lead to discoveries related to plant tolerance for drought and other extreme conditions.

08/26/2010

New MSU Center To Study Food-, Water-Borne Illness

At any given time, trillions of tiny microbes — some helpful, some harmful — are living on and in humans, forming communities and outnumbering the body’s own cells tenfold. Using a $7.3 million federal grant […]

08/19/2010

MSU: Nearly A Million Kids May Be Misdiagnosed With ADHD

Nearly a million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder simply because they are the youngest — and most immature — in their kindergarten class, according to new research […]

08/17/2010

MSU Works To Save Endangered 'Snot Otter'

The hellbender salamander — known affectionately as the snot otter or devil dog — is one of America’s unique giant salamander species. For unexplained reasons, most hellbender populations have rapidly declined as very little reproduction […]

08/04/2010

Scientists Post Lower Speed Limit For Cells' Protein Assembly

The apparently random self-assembly of molecular threads into the proteins that make the body work is far less frantic than previously thought, Michigan State University scientists say. That discovery could be a key to help […]

08/02/2010

MSU, Chinese Research: Most Panda Habitat Outside Nature Reserves

Although much effort and many resources have been expended to protect the endangered giant panda, research by an international team of scientists shows that much suitable panda habitat is outside the nature reserves and areas […]

07/28/2010

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