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Scientist maps giant virus

In a laboratory at Michigan State University, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus – one of the world's largest viruses.

dateMar 28, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn

"Why do I have to learn this?" It's a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than ...

dateMar 21, 2017 in Social Sciences
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Altering pH bumps prions out of danger zone

Prion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease resulted in the U.S. banning imports ...

dateMar 20, 2017 in Biochemistry
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How to improve your freshman retention rate

Incoming college students who already feel a connection to their institution are more likely to fit in and want to remain at the school, especially if they are ethnic minorities, indicates a new study by Michigan State University ...

dateMar 03, 2017 in Social Sciences
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