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MSU to Help Students Learn Genomics and Evolution

Monday, October 27, 2014
DNA

The study of human genes has dramatically changed how health issues have been explained and treated during the past 20 years. But educators have done little to teach…

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A Musician Never Rests — Rodney Whitaker

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rodney Whitaker, professor of jazz double bass and director of jazz studies at the Michigan State University College of Music, is one of the leading performers and teachers…

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Faculty Conversations: Cheryl Kerfeld

Friday, October 24, 2014

Cheryl Kerfeld holds joint appointments with the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Through examining single-cell organisms, studying the process of photosynthesis,…

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Discovery of Cellular Snooze Button Advances Cancer and Biofuel Research

Monday, October 13, 2014
Algae in Benning lab

The discovery of a cellular snooze button has allowed a team of Michigan State University scientists to potentially improve biofuel production and offer insight on the early stages…

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Grand Challenges Award for TB Research

Thursday, October 9, 2014

For his work on developing new treatments for tuberculosis, Assistant Professor Robert Abramovitch has earned a Phase II award through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the…

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Not All Hispanics Are the Same When It Comes to Drinking

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Carlos Rios-Bedoya

Hispanics are often grouped into a single category when it comes to alcohol use. Yet a new Michigan State University study indicates that the risk of alcohol abuse…

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MSU Advances Research on Roads – and What Travels on Them

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

There are nearly 3.95 million miles of public roads in the United States, valued at more than $1.75 trillion. Research at Michigan State University continues to discover better…

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High-Stakes Testing, Lack of Voice Driving Teachers Out

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Elementary Teacher Reading to Students

Contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from America’s urban school districts. Instead, teachers are quitting due to frustration with standardized testing,…

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Shared Gene Takes One Road to Evolution

Monday, September 8, 2014

A new paper, published in Nature Communications, suggests that when it comes to evolving some traits – especially simple ones – there may be a shared gene, one…

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Solar Energy that Doesn’t Block the View

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Solar cell

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people…

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