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Enhancing the Value of Biofuel Crops with Plant-Based Oils

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Benning and Ohlrogge

Michigan State University’s Christoph Benning, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is working to increase the energy density of cellulosic biofuel crops, such as grasses, woods, and the non-food…

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Liberals, Conservatives Differ in Response to bin Laden’s Death

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
William Chopnik

Conservative Americans remained unwaveringly suspicious of foreigners following Osama bin Laden’s death, while liberals dropped their guard briefly before returning to more vigilant beliefs, finds a provocative new…

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MSU Plant Biologist Receives NSF CAREER Award

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Lars Brudvig

Lars Brudvig, assistant professor of plant biology in Michigan State University’s College of Natural Science (NatSci), is the recipient of a five-year, $653,460 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty…

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MSU’s Lillehoj Gets Gates Grant to Develop Diagnostic Tool

Friday, June 24, 2016
Peter Lillehoj

A Michigan State University researcher will be the lead investigator for a Grand Challenges Explorations grant, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Peter Lillehoj, an…

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MSU Researchers Making Progress in Protecting Bees

Friday, June 24, 2016
wild bee

It’s been four years since Michigan State University AgBioResearch entomologist Rufus Isaacs and his team set out to find methods that could help growers ensure their crops were…

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MSU’s Smith Gets Top Communications Honor

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Sandi Smith

Sandi Smith, a professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Communication and director of the Health and Risk Communication Center, has been named a 2016 Distinguished Scholar by…

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Teachers Like Common Core for Writing, Not Writing Tests

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Gary Troia

Teachers believe the Common Core standards in their states can improve how they teach writing, but they also find plenty of shortcomings with the standards – and with…

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Video Game Uncovers Gender-Based Work-Out Differences

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Deborah Feltz

A Michigan State University researcher is using a video game to uncover key differences in what motivates men and women to go the “extra mile” during a workout….

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Michiganders Upbeat About Economy

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Charles Ballard

Michigan residents remain confident about the economy with better than half of them calling their current circumstances excellent or good, according to Michigan State University’s State of the…

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MSU Updates Flint App to Provide More News, Information

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Empower Flint logo

A mobile device app, developed at Michigan State University to help people in Flint cope with the on-going water situation, has been updated to provide users with more…

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