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Making Retail Unit Pricing More Consumer-Friendly

Monday, March 23, 2015

Savvy shoppers will often look at the “per unit” price of an item to figure out if they are getting the best bang for their buck. Unfortunately the…

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MSU a Major Collaborator in New Gamma-Ray Observatory

Monday, March 23, 2015
HAWC Gamma Ray facility in Mexico

Michigan State University researchers are key players in a new observatory that will study high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays coming from extreme sources in the universe, such…

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Additives to Biodegrade Plastics Don’t Work

Friday, March 20, 2015

Recycling plastic works; additives to biodegrade plastic do not. A new study from Michigan State University shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic…

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Spreading the Seeds of Big Data

Thursday, March 19, 2015
MSU Corn field at sunset

Michigan State University is spreading the seeds of big data to improve agricultural practices around the United States. Through a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of…

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MSU Leads $7 Million Effort to Improve Science Teaching

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Two girl students looking at test tubes

A Michigan State University professor created a successful model for teaching middle- and high-school students about carbon cycling, the primary driver of climate change. Now, Charles W. “Andy”…

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Discovery Will Lead to Life Saving Treatments for Pediatric Malaria

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Child in crib being treated for malaria

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015   Malaria kills a child every minute. While medical researchers have successfully developed effective drugs to kill the malaria parasite, efforts to…

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Self-Powered Sensors Warn of Bridge, Building Defects

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Imagine a bridge or a dam that could sense a structural defect before it happens, diagnose what the problem will be and alert the authorities before something bad…

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Grad Student Conversations: Q & A with Randy Olson, Data ‘Genius’

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Randy Olson teaching at MIT

Randy Olson is a doctoral candidate and a dual major in Computer Science and Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology and Behavior at MSU’s College of Natural Science. He has…

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Pattern Recognition Advances through High Performance Computing

Monday, March 16, 2015

Over the past 40 years, University Distinguished Professor Anil Jain has been working on design and applications of pattern recognition systems. Currently, Jain and his students are devoting their…

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Updates in Genome Editing

Sunday, March 15, 2015
DNA model

MSU research faculty along with guest speaker Patrick D. Hsu of Editas Medicine, participated in an event February 9, 2015, to discuss new research in genome editing. Below…

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