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MSU’s Quispe-Agnoli Gets Book Award for Work on Inca Royalty

Friday, May 26, 2017
Rocío Quispe-Agnoli

Professor of Hispanic Studies Rocío Quispe-Agnoli was awarded the 2017 Flora Tristán Book Award for the best scholarly book about Peru published in 2016 for Nobles de papel:…

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MSU Collaborating with Chilean Math Teachers to Improve Learning

Friday, May 26, 2017
The teaching-research team wraps up a weeklong collaboration exploring fraction representations in Chile.

Two mathematics education scholars from Michigan State University, Higinio Dominguez and Sandra Crespo, are collaborating with Chile’s Universidad Católica Silva Henríques on the project, Teaching Relations: Uniting Students…

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MSU’s Warren Co-Edits Book on White Women Teachers

Friday, May 26, 2017
Chezare Warren

A new book co-edited by Michigan State University’s Chezare Warren examines the unique challenges threatening the teaching effectiveness of white women teaching in the U.S., and what could…

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MSU Research Helps IndyCar Driver Manage Diabetes

Friday, May 26, 2017

New Michigan State University research is helping a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis…

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MSU Launches Online Mitochondrial Disease Database

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
MSU biochemist Laurie Kaguni and her team have created a new tool – the POLG Pathogenicity Prediction Server – to help clinicians and scientists better diagnose POLG disorders and more accurately predict their outcomes. Photo by Cristina Nadalutti and Jack Griffith

In recent years, one area of medical research receiving increased attention is mitochondrial disease – a group of disorders caused by dysfunctional mitochondria. DNA polymerase gamma is the…

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MSU’s Paris Co-Edits Book for Sustaining Culture in Classrooms

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Django Paris

What is the purpose of schooling in pluralistic societies? This is the question a new book from Michigan State University’s Django Paris aims to answer. “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies:…

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Unpacking a New Bacterial Mini-Factory

Monday, May 22, 2017
The raw material enters the mini-factory. It is processed first by a "signature enzyme," in this case, the GRE. Source: Clement Aussignargues, Kerfeld lab

Many bacteria contain microcompartments that function like mini-factories, efficiently processing compounds for diverse purposes. For example, they sequester toxic intermediates in organisms like the notorious Salmonella and Escherichia;…

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Plant Proteins Found to Control Development

Monday, May 22, 2017
Jianping Hu

The Jianping Hu and her lab have identified a new protein that helps with the division and proliferation of little cellular factories, called peroxisomes. The study is published…

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Plants’ Defenses Reveal Capacity to Fight Disease

Thursday, May 18, 2017

André Velásquez, research associate in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, and colleague Matt Oney wanted to find out how many types of defenses a plant could muster against…

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Improving Plants by Increasing Biomass, Starting from Seeds

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Sang-Jin Kim (center). By Harley J Seeley

Sang-Jin Kim, assistant professor in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, and his colleagues in the Brandizzi lab want to make plants more productive and resilient in the face of…

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