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Alumna, Undergrad Earn International Research Scholarships

Monday, November 20, 2017
Clara Lepard and Celia Hallan

A Michigan State University alumna and a senior have earned prestigious scholarships to pursue graduate study abroad. Clara Lepard, an Honors College alumna who earned a degree in…

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MSU Doctoral Student Gets National Fellowship for Computational Studies

Friday, November 17, 2017
Jessica Micallef, a Michigan State University physics and computational science doctoral student

Jessica Micallef, a Michigan State University physics and computational science doctoral student, is the recipient of the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on High Performance…

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Two MSU Grad Students Chosen for DOE Program

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Crispin Contreras-Martinez and Roy Ready

Two Michigan State University graduate students, Crispin Contreras-Martinez and Roy Ready, have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for its 2017 Office of Science Graduate Student…

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MSU Doctoral Student’s Work Featured in APS Review

Monday, November 6, 2017
Rabi oscillations typify the inherent nonlinearity of optical excitations in quantum dots.

Connor Glosser, a doctoral student in theDepartment of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, in part with Shanker Balasubramaniam, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Carlo Piermarocchi, professor,…

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MSU Art Students Create Mural for East Lansing

Monday, November 6, 2017
student mural in East Lansing

A Michigan State University Department of Art, Art History and Design class project is now on permanent display in downtown East Lansing. The Public Art: Understanding and Practice class, taught by…

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Examining Potatoes’ Past Could Improve Spuds of Future

Monday, October 30, 2017

Examining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped spuds adapt over thousands…

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MSU Hearing Aid Technology To Eliminate Background Noise

Monday, October 30, 2017
Mi Zhang, assistant professor of engineering, Xiao Zeng, doctoral student in engineering (“Tebxunion” t-shirt), Kai Cao, post-doctorate student (gray collar shirt) and Haochen Sun, undergraduate student (black t-shirt, glasses) analyze at an audio waveform on Friday October 6, 2017.

For hearing aid users, holding a conversation in a busy crowd is impossible: the unfiltered environment can be a confusion of unwanted voices and annoying disturbances. Mi Zhang,…

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MSU Researcher Recreates Evolution Process of Protein

Monday, October 23, 2017
Cyanobacteria cultured in specific media.

The Kerfeld lab (www.kerfeldlab.org) in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab focuses on structure-based characterization and engineering of photoprotection and the carbon concentrating mechanism in cyanobacteria; her group is…

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Organisms in Small Groups May Evolve More Efficiently

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Adami

We’ve all heard Darwin’s theory described as favoring the fittest, but new research from Michigan State University shows that, at least in small populations, it’s ok to not…

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Light-Sensitive Proteins Offer Potential ‘Custom’ Health Solutions

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Each cyanobacterium is 25 times smaller than a human hair. We are studying the fundamentals of energy capture and conversion in this organism in order to apply that knowledge for synthetic biology purposes Original by Eric Young.

We are inching closer to the day where we can use light to help cure diseases. The key is harnessing the power of  proteins that are sensitive to light. The Kerfeld…

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