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Discovery of Cellular Snooze Button Advances Cancer and Biofuel Research

Monday, October 13, 2014
Algae in Benning lab

The discovery of a cellular snooze button has allowed a team of Michigan State University scientists to potentially improve biofuel production and offer insight on the early stages…

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MSU Receives Grant to Boost Yields of Critical West-African Crop

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Dried cowpeas

Cowpeas are a critical, affordable source of protein for countless millions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, pests decimate more than 50 percent of the crop annually. Michigan State University’s…

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Digital Evolution – Charles Ofria

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dr. Ofria’s research group explores Computer Science and Evolutionary Biology to help understand fundamental concepts in each field. His group writes self replicating computer programs and puts them…

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Improving Agriculture through Genomics, Bioinfomatics

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

With a background in plant biology and plant pathology, C. Robin Buell, MSU Foundation Professor, Department of Plant Biology, is an expert in the genomic aspects of plant biology and plant…

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Biogas Power Plant

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Improving the Biofuel Value of Crops – Genetic Engineering of a New Reduced Viscosity ‘Drop In’ Diesel Fuel

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Stephen Gasteyer, Assistant Professor Department of Sociology Michigan State University

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Sowing a More Sustainable Future

Thursday, May 9, 2013

One of the keys to better nutrition and health for the people of Rwanda fits in the palm of a hand: legumes. But despite their nutritional punch, legumes—including…

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New MSU Water-Saving Technology Nearly Doubles Harvests

Thursday, January 17, 2013

During the summer of 2012’s drought in Michigan – the worst in the last half-century – Michigan State University researchers nearly doubled corn production on state test farms…

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MSU Research History: Evolutionary Study in Petri Dish

Friday, January 1, 1988

1988 –  Richard Lenski, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of microbial ecology, begins an experiment with 12 populations of E. coli—all started from the same ancestral strain and all…

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MSU Research History: Hancock Turfgrass Research Center

Monday, January 1, 1979
building surrounded by grass

1979 – MSU and the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation broke ground on the Robert Hancock Turfgrass Research Center in East Lansing, which continues as the home for leading-edge turfgrass…

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