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Research: It's more than just the science


February 3, 2014

Kendra Cheruvelil In a newly published paper, a team of researchers from institutions across the country, including Michigan State University, outline not only why it's important to pursue science collaboratively, but how to create and maintain science teams to get better research results. Full Story

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