Michigan State University main website

Emphasis Areas

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 –…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Skilled Workers More Prone to Mistakes When Interrupted

Friday, March 17, 2017
Erik Altmann and Zachary Hambrick

Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study…

Read More

Seven MSU Grad Programs Rank No. 1 Nationally

Friday, March 17, 2017
Michigan State University

Two more Michigan State University graduate programs – African history and supply chain – claimed top spots in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, giving MSU…

Read More

Refugees with PTSD Regulate Stress Differently

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Bengt Arnetz

New Michigan State University research has found that refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don’t have the disorder, but may have experienced…

Read More