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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,…

Algae in Benning lab

Discovery of Cellular Snooze Button Advances Cancer and Biofuel Research

Monday, October 13, 2014

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…

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…

Carlos Rios-Bedoya

Not All Hispanics Are the Same When It Comes to Drinking

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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…

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…

Elementary Teacher Reading to Students

High-Stakes Testing, Lack of Voice Driving Teachers Out

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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,…