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MSU’s Wagner Uses ‘Smell’ to Stop Sea Lamprey Invasion

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Sea Lamprey

Michael Wagner, MSU AgBioResearch fish ecologist, has been studying sea lamprey in the Great Lakes for over 13 years. Native to the coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean…

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MSU’s Saunders Closely Watching Piping Plover Numbers

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Sarah Saunders

Visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are often treated to tiny scurrying beachcombers – piping plovers. Future visitors, however, could see fewer of these celebrated shorebirds. A…

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MSU’s Maleczka Tapped for Chemical Sciences Roundtable

Friday, January 19, 2018
Robert Maleczka

Robert Maleczka, Jr., Michigan State University professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry in the College of Natural Science, was invited to join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering…

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USDA Grant to Improve Agricultural Use of Water, Energy

Thursday, January 18, 2018
David Hyndman

Around the world, irrigated agriculture is the largest consumer of water and one of the largest users of energy. Michigan State University scientists are leading a $2.5 million…

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Missing Sensory Inputs May Drive Psychosis

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Katharine Thakkar

Why do some people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia experience psychosis, a disconnection from reality that can make them believe their actions are being controlled by aliens or…

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MSU Scientists Helping African Farmers Grow New Sources of Protein

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Atsuko Kanazawa

Atsuko Kanazawa, assistant professor in the lab of University Distinguished Professor David Kramer, focuses on understanding the basics of photosynthesis, the process by which which plants capture solar…

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Rare Molecules Reveal Planetary Tug-of-War

Friday, January 12, 2018
Nathaniel Ostrom

Laurence Yeung, scientist at Rice University, and colleagues at Rice, Michigan State University, UCLA and the University of New Mexico counted rare molecules in the atmosphere that contain…

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Broad Art Museum Expansion Adds Exhibit, Research Space

Friday, January 12, 2018
Broad Art Museum

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, or MSU Broad, was awarded $1 million from the MSU Federal Credit Union, or MSUFCU, in support of an…

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Novel Computational Approach to Electronic Structure Theory

Friday, January 12, 2018
(L to R) Chemistry senior postdoctoral associate Jun Shen, graduate student J. Emiliano Deustua and University Distinguished Professor Piotr Piecuch point to the three computers (named Coupled, Cluster and Theory) they use for their research. Courtesy of MSU

A group of Michigan State University researchers specializing in quantum calculations has proposed a radically new computational approach to solving the complex many-particle Schrödinger equation, which holds the…

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MSU Shows Autonomous Vehicle Technology at 2018 NAIAS

Thursday, January 11, 2018
MSU Autonomous Vehicle

As winter swirls around the 2018 North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center, Michigan State University researchers will be there to demonstrate advanced technology aiming to overcome even…

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