Taming electrons with bacteria parts
Electrons are tough to pin down in biology. Learning how to harness electrons is no fool’s errand, though. When electrons move, they are the electricity that powers life.
Are bigger brains better?
When it comes to certain parts of the brain, bigger doesn’t necessarily equate to better memory.
Matt Brodhead: Preparing educators for the real world
Approximately 1 in 59 children in the United States is affected with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. Over the last 40 years, a robust body of scientific literature has shown that applied behavior analysis, or ABA, is the best and most effective treatment for ASD.View story photos
New study may lead to fewer hysterectomies in women with uterine fibroid tumors
Uterine fibroid tumors are the leading cause of hysterectomies in the U.S., yet little is known about what causes them. A new study, however, has taken researchers one step closer to understanding how these tumors develop and grow.
MSU social scientist uncovers patterns of opioid misuse
Psychology professor Kaston Anderson-Carpenter, a behavioral and social scientist at MSU, is uncovering an alarming pattern of prescription opioid misuse among certain groups of underrepresented veterans.View story photos
With already 2,900 people dead from the flu, we need a better vaccine
The CDC estimates that at least 6.4 million people have caught the flu, resulting in 55,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths already this season. Though the flu vaccine can reduce the chances of infection, at best it's only 40% to 60% effective, which is why we need a better vaccine, which MSU is working on.View story photos
Mackenzie Desloover and Brittany Ladson: Learning medical culture in the Dominican Republic
“We are landing in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Current time is 9:30 p.m.” These words can be chilling to any travel junkie or newbie alike. Whether you travel regularly or are taking your first steps in a different country, those words stimulate excitement and anticipation about the adventure you are about to embark on.View story photos
MSU research continues growth trend
MSU's research enterprise continues its upward growth trajectory, according to new National Science Foundation data.
How MSU helped reduce high-risk drinking among students
A university-wide social norms marketing campaign has reduced high-risk drinking and adverse outcomes of drinking, according to a new study from MSU in the Journal of American College Health.View story photos
Got New Year’s resolutions? MSU research can help
Happy New Year, Spartans! Have you made any resolutions for the coming year? If so, take a look at how some MSU research can help you achieve your goals for 2020.