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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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$5.3mil. NSF Grant to Find New Genes, Plant Chemicals

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Robert Last

A team of Michigan State University researchers has been awarded a $5.3 million National Science Foundation grant to explore new approaches to discovering plant chemicals, and find the…

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MSU to Use NSF Grant to Explore Corn Genome

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
corn

The National Science Foundation has awarded $4.4 million to a Michigan State university research team to identify genes in the corn genome, work that could help breed new,…

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‘Plant Resilience’ Expert Thomashow Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, September 9, 2016
Mike Thomashow

Michael Thomashow, University Distinguished Professor and founding director of the MSU Plant Resilience Institute, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is designated…

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Plant Scientist Montgomery Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, September 9, 2016
Beronda Montgomery and Model of phytochrome biosynthesis.

Beronda Montgomery, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and microbiology and molecular genetics, and a member of the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, has been named an MSU Foundation…

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Ecologist Klausmeier Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, September 9, 2016
Christopher Klausmeier and zooplankton

Christopher Klausmeier, professor of plant biology and W.K. Kellogg Biological Station faculty member, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is designated for…

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Biologist Litchman Named MSU Foundation Professor

Friday, September 9, 2016
Elena Litchman and satellite photo of phytoplankton

Elena Litchman, professor of integrative biology and faculty member at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is…

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Defend or Grow? These Plants Do Both

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Gregg Howe

From natural ecosystems to farmers’ fields, plants face a dilemma of energy use: outgrow and outcompete their neighbors for light, or defend themselves against insects and disease. But…

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Improving Grain Legume Production with New Ag Technology

Thursday, August 4, 2016
David Kramer

David Kramer, Michigan State University (MSU) Hannah Distinguished Professor in Photosynthesis and Bioenergetics and colleague Kelvin Kamfwa at the University of Zambia have teamed up in a three-year…

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More Beans: Better Crops, Better Nutrition in Guatemala

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Luis Flores, Guatemala

According to the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the indigenous Mayan population of the western highlands of Guatemala remains one of the most undernourished in the world….

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