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Molecule ‘Moves’ to Protect Against Too Much Sun

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A team led by Cheryl Kerfeld, the Hannah Distinguished Professor of Structural Bioengineering in the Michigan State University-DOE Plant Research Lab, has documented that one molecule within a photosynthesis-producing bacteria…

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Michigan’s Roads Replace Schools on Fix-It List

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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For the first time, Michigan residents say the condition of the state’s roads is a bigger problem than its education system, according to Michigan State University’s latest State…

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Is Michigan’s Economy Back?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Consumer confidence in Michigan is approaching record levels, begging the question: Has the state’s economy recovered? Yes … and no, said Charles Ballard, Michigan State University professor of…

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Who’s Choosing Schools of Choice in Michigan?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Students who participate in Michigan’s increasingly popular schools of choice program are more likely to be black, poor and academically weaker than their peers, indicates new research led…

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New Director Named for MSU Ingredient Safety Center

Monday, July 27, 2015
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Michael P. Holsapple has been named director of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) at Michigan State University. CRIS is an independent, academic, science-based center within…

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Researchers Quantify Nature’s Role in Human Well-Being

Friday, July 24, 2015

A team of researchers from Michigan State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are advancing new modeling technology to quantify human dependence on nature, human well-being and…

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Benning Named Director of MSU/DOE Plant Research Laboratory

Friday, July 24, 2015
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Christoph Benning, Michigan State University professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, will become the director of the MSU/ U.S. Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory beginning Aug. 16….

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TB Could Be Treated with Glaucoma Drug

Thursday, July 23, 2015
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A new discovery by Michigan State University scientists suggests that a common medication used to treat glaucoma could also be used to treat tuberculosis, even the drug-resistant kind….

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Job Services Needed for Young People with Autism

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with the disorder to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan…

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MSU Exploring Mints’ Health, Food Benefits

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Michigan State University has netted a $5.1 million National Science Foundation grant to explore the diverse world of mints. Mints, or Lamiaceae, is the world’s sixth-largest family of…

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