Epidemic meets pandemic
Improving access to opioid use disorder treatment
Helping the community with mental health needs
Prolonging the function of brain implants
Octopus tentacles inspire better prosthetics for humans
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Responding to COVID-19 with innovation and compassion
For the past several months, MSU’s apparel and textile design faculty, alumni and students have used their skills and contributed their time in the fight against COVID-19 by constructing masks and teaching others how to make their own through an online video.
Researchers study how COVID pandemic is affecting language change
COVID-19 has had a major impact on people around the world, but how is the pandemic changing our language and the way we communicate? That is the question being studied by a team of researchers led by associate professor Suzanne Wagner and assistant professor Betsy Sneller.
Placebos prove powerful…even when people know they’re taking one
A team of researchers from MSU, University of Michigan and Dartmouth College is the first to demonstrate that placebos reduce brain markers of emotional distress even when people know they are taking one.
Summertime safety for your pet
While state and local health departments are encouraging people to take precautions this summer to prevent the spread of COVID-19, pet owners should also consider how to keep their pets healthy and safe during the hot months.
Louise Labbate: Why I study entomology
I am researching an invasive insect that entered Michigan in 2015 called the Asian chestnut gall wasp (Dryocosmus kuriphilus), which attacks and causes damage to chestnut trees. I am monitoring this pest’s phenology and its interactions with the chestnut trees and an introduced natural enemy. I have been working towards an integrated pest management strategy to limit yield loss while minimizing costs to the growers and negative effects on the environment.View story photos
How to get a better workout during a pandemic
New research from MSU shows that working out with a stronger, computer-generated partner can help people ramp up their intensity, especially in the hardest parts of their routine.
First national review shows SARS-COV-2 test results are accurate
According to one of the world’s first SARS-CoV-2 proficiency testing programs, these newly developed laboratory testing methods are highly accurate for detecting the novel coronavirus.
MSU alums use a new model to track vulnerable cheetahs
Population studies are critical for vulnerable and endangered animals because they help conservationists determine what efforts are needed to help the remaining populations persist.
Improving pollination could increase crop production
Crop yields for apples, cherries and blueberries across the United States are being reduced by need for more pollinators, according to new research.
Jasmine Jordan: Supporting students with disabilities
A lot of people don't realize that, on campus, every marginalized community and protected group has an organization dedicated to representing them. I may be biased, but I think our group is one of the most diverse on campus because disabilities themselves are so different and exist in every community.View story photos