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MSU Film on Latin Music to Air on PBS

Friday, April 14, 2017
John Valadez

John Valadez, MSU professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Media and Information and the Film Studies Program, has produced a new documentary on Latin music…

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Our Freshwater Lakes are Getting Saltier

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
MSU doctoral student Nicholas Skaff works with other members of the GLEON Fellows team. Photo courtesy of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

North America’s freshwater lakes are getting saltier due to growing development and exposure to road salt, according to a new, large-scale study involving Michigan State University. The study,…

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MSU Researcher, International Team Gets $1.2M for Cell-Level Study

Monday, April 10, 2017
Alex Dickson (MSU), Danny Hatters (University of Melbourne), Simon Ebbinghaus (Ruhr-University Bochum) and Hannah Nicholas (University of Sydney)

Michigan State University Assistant Professor Alex Dickson, along with collaborators in Australia and Germany, has received a three-year, $1.2 million Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) grant. “This grant…

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Hospitals Put Your Data at Risk, Study Finds

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Blurred figures of people with medical uniforms in hospital corridor

Lying in a hospital bed, the last thing you should have to worry about is a personal data breach. Yet recent research co-authored by a Michigan State University…

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‘Deconstruction Economy’ Could Help West Michigan

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Rex LaMore

There may be potential for establishing a “deconstruction economy” in West Michigan that collects and repurposes waste generated by more than 250,000 abandoned structures in the Great Lakes…

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Teacher Resignation Letters Paint Bleak Picture of US Education

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Alyssa Hadley

As teacher resignation letters increasingly go public – and viral – new research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because…

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New Computational Methods May Lead to Healthier Future

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
(L to R): MSU scientists Michael Feig, George Mias, Arjun Krishnan and Alex Dickson are using recent advances in computational methods to enrich their research in areas that include biological systems, precision medicine, genomics and pharmaceutical drugs.

Advances in computational methods could lead to a better understanding of human health and the disease process, or the development of new cures for diseases. Four Michigan State…

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MSU Researcher Uses ‘Digital Archaeology’ to Explore Greece

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Through the careful study of excavation records dating back some 40 years, Michigan State University’s Jon Frey, assistant professor of Classics and Art History, has discovered an ancient…

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Seabird Bones, Fossils Reveal Broad Food-Web Shift in North Pacific

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
bird

For thousands of years, the Hawaiian petrel has soared over the Pacific Ocean, feeding on fish and squid. Now, using evidence preserved in the birds’ bones, scientists at…

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Scientist Pioneers Technology New to MSU, Maps Giant Virus

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Kristin Parent mapped the structure of the giant Samba virus with MSU's cryo-EM microscope, which is featured on the cover of the journal Viruses.

In a laboratory at Michigan State University, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus –…

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