WKAR science of food series debuts on PBS Digital
Why should meat “rest” between cooking and serving? Which is better: farmed or wild-caught salmon? What makes a pickle, a pickle? History buff, foodie and MSU science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum answers these questions, and more, on “Serving Up Science,” a new digital series from WKAR Public Media.View story photos
MSU Health Care welcomes Seth Ciabotti as CEO
Seth Ciabotti has been selected to serve as MSU Health Care’s new CEO. He is known for his leadership to rebuild, revitalize and optimize organizational structures to improve patient access and satisfaction.View story photos
New program to target underserved populations with healthy eating, stress management tips
The program will target families who engage in “emotional eating” – or ill-advised food choices for their families – due to stress in their lives, often caused by a lack of income. Parents will be coached on making happy and healthy eating behavioral changes at home that will support their young children to establish lifelong healthy eating habits.View story photos
Tiny bubbles in our body could fight cancer better than chemo
Nano-sized bubbles in our body could become mini treatment transporters, carrying a combination of therapeutic drugs and genes that target cancer cells and kill them, according to new research from MSU.View story photos
The University Corporate Research Park launches VanCamp Incubator + Research Labs
The University Corporate Research Park has launched its newest property, the VanCamp Incubator + Research Labs.
MSU Interns Inspire a Community
The program, which was launched this summer, combines service learning and internship experience, and is open to upper undergraduate and graduate students from every major and college.
Victims of domestic violence often stuck with financial debt
New MSU psychology research uncovers the troubling financial situation women face due to “coerced debt” their partners place in their names, jeopardizing their chances of starting over and building a life of their own.View story photos
New grant supports population of students in recovery
MSU’s Collegiate Recovery Community, or CRC, has received a grant for nearly $30,000 from The Children’s Foundation to support the growing population of students in recovery and those seeking help for their substance use disorder.
Using game technology to treat cognitively impaired children in Africa
Using a game designed for sub-Saharan Africa, Michigan State University researchers are rehabilitating children who suffer from cognitive impairment after surviving life-threatening diseases such as malaria and HIV. Known as Brain Powered Games, the project is the first of its kind, now providing both rehabilitation and computer-based assessment for African children.
Could marriage stave off dementia?
Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new MSU study that found married people are less likely to experience dementia as they age.View story photos