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Latest State of the State Survey Indicates Increased Consumer Confidence

Monday, June 18, 2018
Lansing Capitol

Michigan residents have increased confidence in their state’s economy but only tepid toward top elected leaders finds Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey. “Michigan’s consumer confidence…

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MSU Professor Awarded Grant to Harvest Medical Isotopes at FRIB

Monday, June 18, 2018
Harvesting Isotopes

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s Office of Nuclear Physics awarded nearly $357,000 to a Michigan State University chemist to look into new methods of gathering…

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MSU Hosts U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Friday, June 15, 2018
FRIB

Michigan State University is hosting the summer 2018 session of the U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS), a national graduate-level training and workforce development program in accelerator science and…

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Early Source of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Discovered

Thursday, June 14, 2018
NK2R (green) and enteric glial (blue) are keys to achieving “intestinal happiness.

Michigan State University scientists have identified an early cause of intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, which afflict around…

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Study Shows How Gene Helps Plants Manage Protein Production in Stressful Times

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Flower

The lab of Federica Brandizzi is showing how a gene helps plants adjust protein production during stressful times. The study is in the Proceedings of the National Academy…

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MSU Hosts Second Fascination of Plants Day

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Fascination of Plants Day

Michigan State University plant biologists hosted the second Fascination of Plants Day on Saturday, May 19th at the Molecular Plant Sciences Building on main campus. The event invited the general public to…

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Matthew Hirn Awarded Prestigious DARPA Director’s Fellowship

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Matthew Hirn

Matthew Hirn, MSU assistant professor in the mathematics and computational mathematics, science and engineering departments, was awarded the Director’s Fellowship from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In 2016, Hirn won the DARPA…

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MSU Graduate Students Receive New Travel Award

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Inaugural Winners

Pengfei Cao and Alyssa Preiser have been awarded the inaugural Keegstra and Thomashow Travel Award. Both graduate students were each awarded $1200 to present their research at upcoming…

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About 30 Percent of New Heroin Users Become Dependent in the First Year

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Smoke Addition Drugs

It’s estimated that 300 to 520 people start using heroin each day in the United States. A new Michigan State University study now shows that about one-third of…

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MSU’s Autonomous Vehicles Workshop Shapes Policy Conversation

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Brian Pentland

Self-driving cars bring great opportunity – and great risk. While some support autonomous vehicles in the name of efficiency, others point to recent accidents as a hazard humans…

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