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March 3, 2013
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Volcanic Aerosols, not Pollutants, Tamped down Recent Earth Warming, Says CU Study

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for clues about why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010 now thinks the culprits are hiding in plain sight — dozens of volcanoes … Continue reading

February 24, 2013
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Stay Cool and Live Longer?

ANN ARBOR — Scientists have known for nearly a century that cold-blooded animals, such as worms, flies and fish all live longer in cold environments, but have not known exactly why. Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute … Continue reading

February 20, 2012
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Studying The Evolution of Life’s Building Blocks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Studying the origin of life at its building blocks offers a unique perspective on evolution, says a researcher at Michigan State University. Robert Root-Bernstein, MSU physiology professor, will answer the question of why a physiologist studies the … Continue reading

January 2, 2012
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Andrew Artenstein: Essential Enzymes Key to Disease, Maybe Treatments

*Proprotein convertases are enzymes that activate many essential proteins, but they are also implicated in many processes that cause disease. In a research review in the New England Journal of Medicine, Andrew Artenstein and Steven Opal argue that proprotein convertases … Continue reading

December 28, 2011
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“Painless” Plasma Brush is Becoming Reality in Dentistry, MU Engineers Say

*Hi-tech dental instrument uses “cool flame” for sturdier and longer-lasting fillings* COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri engineers and their research collaborators at Nanova, Inc. are one step closer to a painless way to replace fillings. After favorable results in … Continue reading

December 23, 2011
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MSU Chemists Become The First To Support an 84-Year-Old Theory

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The same principle that causes figure skaters to spin faster as they draw their arms into their bodies has now been used by Michigan State University researchers to understand how molecules move energy around following the … Continue reading

December 18, 2010
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Study Improves Understanding of Method for Creating Multi-Metal Nanoparticles

A new study from researchers at North Carolina State University sheds light on how a technique that is commonly used for making single-metal nanoparticles can be extended to create nanoparticles consisting of two metals – and that have tunable properties. … Continue reading

August 27, 2010
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Fixing Wiki: Wikipedia Revision Project Teaches Teamwork, Communication, Chemistry

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Halogen bonding, hyperconjugation, electroactive polymers—such subjects are typical fare in graduate-level chemistry courses. But how many classes challenge students to explain the concepts to the whole world?