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Placebos prove powerful...even when people know they're taking one

A team of researchers from Michigan State University, 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.
6-Aug-2020 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

When it comes to happiness, what's love got to do with it?

How accurate was William Shakespeare when he said, "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all,"? Researchers from Michigan State University conducted one of the first studies of its kind to quantify the happiness of married,...
23-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Powerful human-like hands create safer human-robotics interactions

Need a robot with a soft touch? A team of Michigan State University engineers has designed and developed a novel humanoid hand that may be able to help.
21-Jul-2020 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can't get off of Snapchat or Facebook? Research reveals differences between platforms

Researchers from Michigan State University and California State University-Fullerton conducted the first study comparing problematic use between Facebook and Snapchat — while also uncovering surprising findings about users' personality traits.
20-Jul-2020 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study shows humans are optimists for most of life

Researchers from Michigan State University led the largest study of its kind to determine how optimistic people are in life and when, as well as how major life events affect how optimistic they are about the future.
13-Jul-2020 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Well-off countries need trade to cut environmental woes

International trade wins and losses don't just show up in the stock market, but also on a nation's environmental sustainability scores, a new study in Nature Sustainability shows.
13-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood ... or is it?

Contrary to what many would think, characteristics of your neighborhood have little to do with how satisfied you are with it, Michigan State University research found.
29-Jun-2020 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Protecting yourself from the latest internet sex crime

Researchers from Michigan State University released a study on “sextortion” – a lesser-known internet crime that poses a threat to adults and minors – that sheds light on the importance of protecting the public from online criminals.
21-Apr-2020 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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