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MSU President Reflects on Global Impact Initiative

There is no better advocate for the Global Impact Initiative than Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon. With the backing of the MSU Board of Trustee’s…

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Smart Planting Can Attract, Protect Pollinators

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Michigan State University (MSU) entomologist David Smitley has spearheaded a multistate collaboration to create a new online publication offering tips on how best to protect pollinators in urban…

Amber Pearson

Water Views Linked to Better Mental Health

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New research suggests that residents with a view of the water are less stressed. The study, co-authored by Michigan State University’s Amber L. Pearson, is the first to find…

Kenneth Rosenman with tractor

Michigan’s On-the-Job Deaths Rise in Agriculture

Thursday, April 28, 2016

An estimated 138 on-the-job deaths occurred in Michigan last year, with tractor-related deaths increasing, according to preliminary figures from an annual Michigan State University report. The 2015 figure…

Petri dish

MSU’s Hammer Studying Ways to Thwart Staph

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Researchers led by Neal Hammer of Michigan State University have found that mixing together two different mutants of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria complement each other’s growth defects. “We discovered that…


Beach Buoys Used to Detect Water Contamination

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Beachgoers may soon be able to know in a timely manner if the water is clean enough for swimming, thanks to some new technology developed by researchers from…

Robert Hausinger

MSU Researchers Find How ‘Extraordinary Cofactor’ Is Made

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Researchers at Michigan State University have made new progress in understanding how microbial cells manufacture a recently discovered ‘cofactor,’ an unusually complex molecule that is attached to a…