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World-Renowned Scientists to Study Plant Resilience in New MSU Research Institute

The founding members of the MSU Plant Resilience Institute.

Current estimates indicate that agricultural production must nearly double by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population. Add the impacts of climate change and the scarcity of land…

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NSF Gant Will Help Decipher Cells’ Electric Properties

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Michigan State University researcher will use a National Science Foundation grant to decipher the secrets of electric organs in fish and apply the insights to human electrically…

Close up of a dental calculus removing

Diabetes Detected by a …Dentist?

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Michigan State University diabetes expert and a local dentist have teamed up to create a screening tool that dental offices can offer patients to determine their risk…

Marisa Fisher

Social Media Poses Threat to People with Intellectual Disabilities

Thursday, May 19, 2016

People with intellectual disabilities are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse, and the rise of the Internet only increases their vulnerability. A first-of-its-kind study co-authored by a Michigan…

Peter De Costa, assistant professor of linguistics, german ,slavic,asian, african languages, and Lorena Valmori, phd student in second language studies, pose in Wells Hall on Wednesday March 16, 2016.

Some Foreign Language Teachers May Lack Confidence

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Foreign language teachers play a pivotal role in creating global citizens, but some teachers lack confidence in their ability to speak in their nonnative tongue, which could undermine…

Mi Zang

Wearable Technology Could Help Detect Health Risks, Depression

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

It may be small, so small it’s hardly noticeable, but it could someday save lives. “It” is wearable technology that can monitor a person’s eating, drinking, coughing and…


New Packaging Prolongs Veggie Freshness

Monday, May 16, 2016

New advances in packaging at Michigan State University can help produce stay fresh longer. Eva Almenar, associate professor in MSU’s School of Packaging, focused on onions, one of the…