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MSU’s Shade Receives NSF Award to Research Rare Soil Microorganisms

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Portrait photo of Ashley Shade with NSF logo

  Ashley Shade, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the MSU College of Natural Science, and in the Department of Plant, Soil…

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New MSU Research to Explore the Basis of Immunity

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A new research project by Michigan State University scientists will probe the mechanisms that drive disease and immunity at the cellular level, work which stands to revolutionize our…

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New Research Lends Insight into the Spread of Invasive Species

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Some invasive species depend on one another to spread, according to new research from Michigan State University scientists. The research explored a novel modeling technique called joint species…

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MSU PhD Student Studying Land Use, Human Health in Malawi

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
April Frake

Michigan State University doctoral student April Frake is conducting research in the Bwanje Valley Irrigation Scheme (BVIS) and surrounding area, located in central Malawi to determine the impact of…

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Conservation Costs Can Be Higher than Bargained For

Thursday, March 22, 2018
potato field in China

 Sweeping policies that reward people in environmentally sensitive areas for returning their farmlands to nature have been lauded as ecological triumphs. But a new Michigan State University study…

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MSU’s TerAvest Gets 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Michaela TerAvest

Michaela TerAvest, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Michigan State University, received $519,357 from NSF’s Division of Engineering to support her project to develop a microbial electrosynthesis…

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MSU’s Ebert-May Gets National Ecology Education Award

Monday, March 19, 2018
Diane Ebert-May

Diane Ebert-May, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of plant biology, is the recipient of the 2018 Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education from the Ecological…

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New Laboratory Explores Vertical Farming

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Erik Runkle, a professor in the MSU Department of Horticulture, developed new Controlled-Environment Lighting Laboratory (CELL) to: Conduct research on controlled-environment production of high-value specialty food crops, such as…

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MSU to Study Ways to Boost Corn Productivity

Friday, March 2, 2018
corn

Michigan State University will use a $4.8 million National Science Foundation grant to increase corn productivity by better understanding how gene expression is controlled. Corn, as simple as…

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Stress Tested: How Algae Change their Internal Solar Panels to Stay Alive

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Storm

A collaboration between the Benning and Kramer labs is revealing how nature’s solar panels, found inside algae, constantly grow and shrink in size to adjust to changes in their environments, a crucial…

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