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A ‘Clear Path’ to Solar Power – Science Nation

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

MSU researcher, Richard Lunt, and his work with transparent solar cells was recently featured on Science Nation, the online magazine of the National Science Foundation.

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MSU’s Taylor Awarded $500,000 for Malawi Malaria Study

Friday, November 6, 2015

Terrie E. Taylor, University Distinguished Professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties, has received a $500,000 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for the…

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100-Year-Old Drug-Use Stats Could Impact Today’s Policies

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Conducting an economic analysis of drug use is a particularly difficult endeavor, but for Michigan State University professor and economist Siddharth Chandra, it just meant taking a look…

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Pushing the Boundaries of Atomic Nuclei Research

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Witold Nazarewicz

Atomic nuclei are small in stature but huge when it comes to trying to figure out how our universe began and why it operates the way it does….

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Protecting Plants from Stealthy Diseases

Monday, November 2, 2015

Stealthy diseases sometimes trick plants by hijacking their defense signaling system, which issues an alarm that diverts plant resources for the wrong attack and allows the enemy pathogens…

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The Carbon TIME Project

Friday, October 30, 2015

Charles W. (Andy) Anderson, professor, Department of Teacher Education, presents “Carbon: Transformations in Matter and Energy,” to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees on Oct. 30, 2015.

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A Gender Revolution – Minus the Bigger Paycheck

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Stephanie Nawyn

Women are more likely than men to have a bachelor’s degree and a white-collar job, yet continue to earn less than their male counterparts, finds a new study…

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MSU to Lead $5.8M USAID Grant for Potatoes in Indonesia, Bangladesh

Monday, October 26, 2015
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The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded Michigan State a $5.8 million cooperative agreement to improve potato production in Bangladesh and Indonesia. The grant supports USAID’s work…

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MSU Awarded $1M to Study Science Education Project

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Louise Mead, education director of the BEACON Center, helps students work with data. Mead is an evolutionary biologist, a researcher and an educator. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Schultheis.

“Data Nuggets rock, and now we can investigate how and why,” said Louise Mead, education director of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, a…

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Speedy Evolution Affects More than One Species

Thursday, October 22, 2015
A female (shown) and male species of fruit fly commonly known as the apple maggot on a hawthorn leaf. Researchers, including an MSU entomologist, found that as the insect evolved due to changing mating and egg-laying habits, it brought changes in other species, especially a wasp that preys upon the fruit fly. Photo courtesy of James Smith, Lyman Briggs College.

The concept that biodiversity feeds upon itself is not uncommon in the world of evolution. The problem is a lack of hard data that shows this process to…

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