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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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MSU Astrophysicist Grete Wins International Dissertation Award

Monday, October 2, 2017
Philipp Grete

Philipp Grete, a Michigan State University research associate in computational astrophysics, is this year’s sole recipient of the German Astronomical Society’s (AG) most outstanding dissertation in astronomy and…

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For Worriers, Expressive Writing May Help Cool Brain

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hans Schroder and brain cap

Chronic worriers, take note: Simply writing about your feelings may help you perform an upcoming stressful task more efficiently, finds a Michigan State University study that measured participants’…

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