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New Data-Sharing Tools Advance Farming Research Globally

Friday, March 10, 2017

PhotosynQ – a handheld device with sensors and an online data-sharing and analysis platform – has enabled a team of Michigan State University researchers to create the plant-science…

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MSU’s Jayaraman Gets Funding for Food Packaging Film Idea

Monday, March 6, 2017
Krishnamurthy Jayaraman

Krishnamurthy Jayaraman, professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has just received a Tier II Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Program (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for AgBio at Michigan State…

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MSU’s Balan Gets ‘Starter Award’ for Mushroom Crisps Snack Idea

Monday, February 27, 2017
Venkatesh Balan (right)

Venkatesh Balan (above, right), associate professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has just received a Tier II Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Program (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for AgBio at…

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Local News Celebrates Spartan Research Initiatives

Friday, February 3, 2017

WLNS – 6 News anchor Sheri Jones met President Simon at the new bio-engineering facility on campus that makes it possible for researchers from the colleges of Engineering, Human…

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MSU to Use Nearly $2M USAID Grant to Help Feed Haiti

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hurricane Matthew roared through the Caribbean before moving north to the southeastern United States in October 2016, leaving a path of devastation. Haiti’s southwest region, which has a…

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Gap Between Research, Practice in Sustainable Agriculture

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
aerial view of KBS farm

A six-year research effort by Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientists has found a big difference in the yields produced by alternative agricultural practices in commercial fields compared…

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Human Biosensor Can Predict Plant Diseases

Thursday, December 29, 2016
plant sensor

A biosensor developed at MSU to detect pathogens in humans has been reconfigured with plant genomic data to target specific plant pathogens. By combining research from plant pathology,…

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Proves Formidable Fruit Foe

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
MSU entomologist Rufus Isaacs works with his students and staff in the laboratory.

When a tiny invasive fly — the size of a grain of rice — called spotted wing drosophila (SWD) first arrived in California from Asia in 2008, researchers weren’t overly…

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A Silent Animal Sickness: Bovine Leukemia Virus

Friday, December 9, 2016
MSU professor of large animal clinical sciences Paul Bartlett.

In the 1970s, less than 10 percent of U.S. dairy cows were affected by bovine leukemia virus (BLV) – a retrovirus that causes infection in dairy and beef cattle,…

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How Bacterium in Undercooked Chicken Causes GBS

Friday, December 9, 2016
Linda Mansfield

A Michigan State University research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS. The federally funded…

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