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Researchers at Michigan State University are studying the brain body connection in animals like the octopus, and that research could be used to help develop better prosthetic technology.

Dr Galit Pelled is the director of the Neuroengineering Division at MSU’s Institute for Quantitative Health Sciences and Engineering and spoke with WKAR's Mary Ellen Pitney about her research.

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The beginning of the school year is almost here in Michigan. But who gets to go back to school and when, isn't clear.  Lawmakers are set to make their recommendation this weekend in a rare Saturday session of the Michigan legislature.  

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Michigan State University president Samuel Stanley Jr. says the school is prepared to go fully remote if there’s an outbreak on campus. MSU was featured in a Thursday night NBC News special about how the Coronavirus will impact learning in America.

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Physicians throughout the state are asking lawmakers to consider science and research when making decisions about how to proceed with education this fall.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun  provide an update regarding the state’s response efforts to COVID-19.

Michigan Plans Dedicated Road Lanes For Autonomous Vehicles

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The state of Michigan and some private partners are taking steps toward building or assigning dedicated lanes for automated vehicles on a 40-mile stretch of highway between Detroit and Ann Arbor.

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Grocers and distributors who sell cans and bottles of soda and beer want a bigger share of the money left over when people don’t cash in returnables. They say now is the time because they expect a surge in returns. The state allowed bottle returns to resume in mid-June, but the retailers and distributors say there’s still a backlog of cans and bottles that have yet to be returned.

Black Victims Of U-Michigan Doc Seek Equity In Settlements

Aug 12, 2020
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Dozens of Black former University of Michigan student-athletes who claim they were abused by a sports doctor at the school asked Wednesday to be treated fairly as the university settles hundreds of lawsuits expected to cost the institution millions of dollars.

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State superintendent Michael Rice delivered a report Tuesday to the Michigan State Board of Education where he offered recommendations on handling in-class and remote learning in the new school year.

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The Big Ten and Pac-12 won’t play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football’s five power conferences out of a crumbling season amid the pandemic.