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New Snapshot of How Bacteria are Organized

Thursday, June 22, 2017

For the first time, scientists have visualized the fine details of bacterial microcompartment shells – the organisms’ submicroscopic nanoreactors, which are comprised completely of protein. The results, led…

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1986 Saginaw Bay Flood Website Looks at Past, Future

Thursday, June 22, 2017
flooded home in Saginaw Bay area 1986

Extreme floods are a rare occurrence in Michigan, but when they hit, they can cause catastrophic impacts. Preparing for severe weather events is integral for the purposes of…

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Link between Job Stress, Junk Food and Sleep

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Chu-Hsiang "Daisy" Chang, associate professor of psychology

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern. A good night’s sleep…

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MSU Researchers Study Ways to Enhance Pollinators’ Habitat

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
bee

A team of Michigan State University entomologists will use a new grant close to $1 million to study pollinators and to engage with key stakeholders in four regions…

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MSU’s Last is President-Elect of National Plant Biologists Group

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Robert Last

Robert Last, an MSU Barnett Rosenberg Professor, has been elected president-elect of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). Last, a professor in the MSU Departments of Biochemistry…

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Enhancing Motor Learning through Virtual Reality, Robotics

Friday, June 16, 2017

Although the terms motor skill and coordination bring to mind feats of elite athletes or musicians, there is a tremendous deal of skill and coordination required even to…

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Half of U.S. Packaging Experts Schooled at MSU

Friday, June 16, 2017
plastic bottles

MSU is home to the top-ranked School of Packaging, whose graduates account for more than half of all packaging professionals in the nation. Established as an independent school…

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MSU’s Levine Gets 2017 Physical Chemistry Lectureship Award

Thursday, June 15, 2017
exciton

Benjamin G. Levine, assistant professor of chemistry in the Michigan State University College of Natural Science, was selected as the Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC) A/PHYS Lectureship Winner…

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Pig Well-Being Could Improve with Breeding

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Juan Steibel

Michigan State University (MSU) animal geneticist Juan Steibel is leading a group of researchers to develop methods to breed pigs that are less aggressive. He has received a…

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Understanding Climate Change is in the Details

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Zhenci Xu and Jianguo “Jack” Liu

Scientists at Michigan State University show that examining the daily minutia of climate, not just temperature, but also sunshine, precipitation and soil moisture simultaneously all over a country…

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