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MSU Researcher Uses ‘Digital Archaeology’ to Explore Greece

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Through the careful study of excavation records dating back some 40 years, Michigan State University’s Jon Frey, assistant professor of Classics and Art History, has discovered an ancient…

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Seabird Bones, Fossils Reveal Broad Food-Web Shift in North Pacific

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
bird

For thousands of years, the Hawaiian petrel has soared over the Pacific Ocean, feeding on fish and squid. Now, using evidence preserved in the birds’ bones, scientists at…

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Scientist Pioneers Technology New to MSU, Maps Giant Virus

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Kristin Parent mapped the structure of the giant Samba virus with MSU's cryo-EM microscope, which is featured on the cover of the journal Viruses.

In a laboratory at Michigan State University, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus –…

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MSU to Study Link Between Fish Genes, Human Medicine

Thursday, March 23, 2017
(L to R) Solomon David, Ingo Braasch and Andrew Thompson. Courtesy of MSU

Michigan State University has been awarded a $727,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine. Ingo Braasch,…

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Livestock Can Uproot Protected Wildlife

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Jindong Zhang

The story of wildlife conservation is usually framed as man vs. treasured wildlife. But there’s growing evidence that the narrative deserves to have leading roles for livestock such…

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MSU to Host Stargazing Event on March 29 (EVENT CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
crescent moon

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO OVERCAST WEATHER. TOMORROW ALSO LOOKS CLOUDY SO WE WILL SELECT A NEW DATE SOON AND MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT. SO SORRY FOR…

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MSU Scientists Honor World Water Day, Every Day

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
MSU water facts

Twenty-four years ago, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. But for more 160 years, researchers from Michigan State University have been been studying…

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Peers, More Than Teachers, Inspire Us to Learn

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Kiva - College of Education

“Why do I have to learn this?” It’s a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when…

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Altering pH Bumps Prions Out of Danger Zone

Monday, March 20, 2017
Lisa Lapidus

Prion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease…

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Chemist Huang Named MSU Foundation Professor

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Xuefei Huang (center) poses with College of Natural Science Dean R. James Kirkpatrick (right) and Department of Chemistry Chair Rob Maleczka following his investiture ceremony.

Xuefei Huang (photo above, center), Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) chemistry professor, was honored as an MSU Foundation Professor on March 16 at an investiture ceremony…

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