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Lipids Promise Advances in Biofuels, Cancer Research

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Christoph Benning

In the ongoing quest for healthier lifestyles and environmental sustainability, one of the biggest solutions might also be one of the tiniest. Decades of cutting-edge research at Michigan…

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Harnessing Big Data to See Big Picture in Ecology

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
MSU team plans to harness big data to see the big picture in ecology. (L-R: Jiayu Zhou, Pat Soranno, Kendra Spence Cheruvelil and Pang-Ning Tan.) Photo by Derrick Turner

MSU will use a $4.2 million National Science Foundation grant to help shape the future of the changing field of ecology. “Ecologists are often asked how lakes and…

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Youth at Risk: A Collaborative Approach to Water Science

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Researchers Sara Fingal and Rebecca Lahr discuss their collaborative project to study the role youth play in environmental crisis and how youth can be empowered as change agents…

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MSU Scientists Change Direction of Flint’s Water Crisis

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Mona Hanna-Attisha and Rick Sadler

The data were alarming: an increasing number of Flint, Mich., children had dangerously high lead levels in their blood, yet Mona Hanna-Attisha (above, left), MD, an assistant professor in Michigan State…

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Patented Bioelectrodes Make Energy, Eat Waste

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Gemma Reguera

New research at Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Nature Communications shows how Geobacter bacteria grow as films on electrodes and generate electricity –…

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MSU’s Lunt Named Johansen Crosby Professorship of Chemical Engineering

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Solar power with a view: a transparent luminescent solar concentrator module.

Richard Lunt has been appointed to the Johansen Crosby Professorship of Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University. Lunt, who joined MSU in 2011, is an award-winning chemical engineer…

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Why Do Consumers Participate in ‘Green’ Programs?

Friday, July 22, 2016
Hands holding a heart shape green leaf

From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company’s “green” program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study co-led by a Michigan…

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Acidification Tells Plants It’s Deadly Freezing

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
snow on trees

A new study from the Christoph Benning lab shows how plants sense freezing temperatures through increased cellular acidification. The results, published in the July issue of Plant Physiology,…

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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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Microbes to Power!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Presentation by Gemma Reguera, associate professor of environmental microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Department of Soil and Mircrobial Science, to the Michigan State University Board…

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