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Should Exercise Be What the Doctor Orders for Depression?

More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patient's treatment plans, a new study suggests. Michigan State University and University of Michigan researchers asked 295 patients receiving treatment at a mental health clinic whether they wanted to be more physically active and if exercise helped improve their mood and anxiety.

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MSU Experts Can Discuss Texas Church Massacre

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Take Charge, Wine Lovers, and Trust Your Palate

The traditional pairing of wine and food too often misses the mark – leaving people confused and intimated – and should be scrapped in favor of a more consumer-focused approach, a new study indicates.

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Spartan Marching Band Celebrates Africa

With African music, dancing and colorful visuals, the Spartan Marching Band will celebrate Michigan State University's decades-long engagement with Africa during its halftime show on Saturday. The Celebration of Africa will occur during the MSU vs. Penn State game, which starts at noon.

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MSU Biometrics Experts Available to Comment on New iPhoneX FaceID

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Can Open and Honest Scientists Win Public Trust?

Michigan State University researchers wondered whether it would be better for scientists to acknowledge some of their personal or social values up front when reporting on their studies in order to gain trust.

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College Labor Market Remains Strong

Employers will face tough competition for talent in the 2017-18 job market, thanks to a seven-year growth streak in the college labor market, according to Michigan State University's Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers in the nation. This year's graduates will enter one of the longest sustained periods of job growth, which puts them at an advantage, said Phil Gardner, survey author and director of MSU's Collegiate Employment Research Institute.

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Transparent Solar Technology Represents ‘Wave of the Future’

See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, bulkier rooftop solar units, scientists report today in Nature Energy.

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MSU Scientist Leads NOAA-Funded Effort to Better Predict Droughts

A Michigan State University scientist is leading a federally funded effort to create a better system for predicting droughts, which cause billions of dollars in direct losses to the U.S. economy every year.

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Death by a Thousand Cuts? Not for Small Populations

In a paper published in Nature Communications, Christoph Adami, Michigan State University professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, and graduate student Thomas LaBar have provided a look at how certain species survive by evolving a greater ability to weed out harmful mutations – a new concept called “drift robustness”.







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