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MSU Researchers Study Plants’ Growth/Defense Switch

plant defenses

A year ago, the lab of Gregg Howe, a Michigan State University Foundation Professor and AgBioResearch scientist, developed a plant that upended a common misconception that plants can…

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These plants are related, but those that can't manage environmental stress might not survive. Source: Donghee Hoh, Kramer lab

Protecting Plants from the Power of Sunlight

Friday, July 21, 2017

Research is showing that the speed at which plants adjust to changes in their surroundings is vital to their health. But a major problem for scientists has been…

Russell Johnson

Rude Customers Linked to Workers’ Shopping Binges

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Service workers who face verbal abuse from customers during the workday are more likely to go on unnecessary shopping sprees in the evening, indicates new research co-authored by…

MSU Student, Faculty Works Featured at Traverse City Film Fest

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

For the third year in a row, Michigan State University’s Theatre 2 Film project will premiere a student-created, full-length feature film at the 2017 Traverse City Film Festival,…

Fungi

New Techniques Pinpoint Evolution of Wheat Fungi

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Michigan State University and Yale University scientists have illuminated a successful new strategy for pinpointing fungi genes responsible for the evolution of certain biological processes. The results appear in…

Troy Hale

MSU’s Hale Wins Remi Award at International Film Fest

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Troy Hale, specialist in Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences, won a Remi Award from the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival for his “Missing Moon Rocks”…

Ultrastructure of a chloroplast.

New Studies of Seed Oil Boosts Potential for Biofuel

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Seed oil, aka vegetable oil, is a basic part of food. Scientists have been experimenting with harvesting that oil to make biofuels that could someday power our jets…