Public debate could be key to strong economy

Public debate could be key to strong economy

As it turns out, people who speak their minds loudly and often could be responsible for economic prosperity. That’s according to a new study by Michigan State University economist Siddharth Chandra, director of MSU’s Asian Studies Center, and Nita Rudra, associate...
Jaundice-treating blanket newest MSU startup

Jaundice-treating blanket newest MSU startup

A new medical device that will improve the way infants with jaundice are treated is one step closer to market, thanks to a partnership between a new Michigan State University startup company and a Michigan-based medical sector investment firm. The startup, TheraB...
Worldwide, the nitrogen cycle is off

Worldwide, the nitrogen cycle is off

When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes – the plants they normally serve. These findings, reported in the journal Evolution, may be of little interest to farmers,...
Workplace negativity can hurt productivity

Workplace negativity can hurt productivity

Employees who point out problems in the office may help the company improve, but could be hurting themselves in the process. Such negative-minded workers are more likely to become mentally fatigued and defensive and experience a drop-off in production, according to a...
Do cops need college?

Do cops need college?

A new study suggests college-educated cops are dissatisfied with the job, have negative views of their supervisors and don’t necessarily favor community policing, a strategy aimed partly at reducing the number of deadly police-citizen incidents dominating the...

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