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Exercise Before School Could Reduce ADHD Symptoms In Kids
2014-09-12 03:37:04

Michigan State University Paying attention all day in school as a kid isn’t easy, especially for those who are at a higher risk of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A new study from Michigan State University and University of Vermont researchers shows that offering daily before-school, aerobic activities to younger at-risk children could help in reducing the symptoms of ADHD in the classroom and at home. Signs can include inattentiveness, moodiness and difficulty...

Hans Schroder
2014-09-04 03:45:36

Hans Schroder, Jason Moser, Andy Henion / Michigan State University Were Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci born brilliant or did they acquire their intelligence through effort? No one knows for sure, but telling people the latter – that hard work trumps genes – causes instant changes in the brain and may make them more willing to strive for success, indicates a new study from Michigan State University. The findings suggest the human brain is more receptive to the message that...

2014-08-25 12:21:49

SCRANTON, Pa., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vycom announced today that Modutek Corporation of San Jose, CA, which specializes in chemical process equipment, has selected its Flametec materials for a project with Michigan State University's Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). Modutek created a 33 ft. long precision cleaning line made with Vycom's Flametec PVC-C and Kytec PVDF material to clean superconducting radiofrequency resonators, which are the essential parts of FRIB's...

Solar power with a view
2014-08-22 03:45:01

Tom Oswald and Richard Lunt, Michigan State University A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word...

Do Women Need To ‘Man Up’ For Male-dominated Fields?
2014-08-11 03:20:54

Michigan State University Women applying for a job in male-dominated fields should consider playing up their masculine qualities, indicates new research by Michigan State University scholars that’s part of a series of studies on bias in the hiring process. In a laboratory experiment, women who described themselves using masculine-like traits (assertive, independent, achievement oriented) were evaluated as more fitting for the job than those who emphasized female-like traits (warmth,...

2014-08-07 23:10:28

Top research university in the United States chooses ESM Solutions for its eProcurement needs. Warrington, PA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 ESM Solutions®, a leading provider of spend management solutions for the public sector and higher education space, was selected for a long-term eProcurement agreement by Michigan State University. ESM Solutions will implement its easyPurchase™ solution to provide the university with their new eProcurement process. With 49,300 students and more than...

2014-08-07 12:32:33

EAST LANSING, Mich., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan State University Libraries have selected the Summon(®) discovery service from ProQuest for implementation at the nation's pioneer land-grant university. The service launched at the beginning of this month with a number of activities planned to educate students and faculty about this new tool. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120620/DE27948LOGO-a The Summon service provides a single entry point into nearly all of a...

Discovery Of Gene May Make It Easier To Develop Life-saving Stem Cells
2014-07-21 03:53:38

Michigan State University Not unlike looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack, a team of Michigan State University researchers have found a gene that could be key to the development of stem cells – cells that can potentially save millions of lives by morphing into practically any cell in the body. The gene, known as ASF1A, was not discovered by the team. However, it is at least one of the genes responsible for the mechanism of cellular reprogramming, a phenomenon that can turn...

exercise for grades
2014-07-11 05:26:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online College students looking to improve their grades might be better served putting down the textbooks and getting a little exercise, researchers from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology claim in a new study. According to kinesiology and epidemiology professor James Pivarnik and doctoral student Samantha Danbert, students that were also members of the MSU campus recreational sports and fitness centers during their...

2014-07-08 23:06:30

Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, prominent sports medicine researcher from Michigan State University (MSU) was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at its Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Friday, July 11th. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, prominent sports medicine...


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