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Daniel Mindiola and Milton Smith III

Finding New, Cleaner Uses for Methane

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Methane is the world’s most abundant hydrocarbon. It’s the major component of natural gas and shale gas and, when burned, is an effective fuel. But it’s also a…

Gemma Reguera

Organic Nanowires Can Transport Charges Like Man-Made

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A microbial protein fiber discovered by a Michigan State University scientist transports charges at rates high enough to be applied in manmade nanotechnologies. The discovery, featured in the…

Gerald Urquhart

Trying to Save Endangered Species in Nicaragua

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A proposed canal project in Nicaragua that would connect the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean could seriously deplete and disrupt the habitats of a number of animals,…

Sandhya Payankaulam

Tumor Suppressor Protein Found to Regulate ‘Cell Migration’

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

In new research led by Michigan State University and featured in the current issue of Scientific Reports, researchers have discovered that polarity genes, which – among other functions – create…

Joan Rose

America’s Water Crisis Could Be Worse Than You Know

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Editor’s Note: Joan B. Rose is the Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair of Water Research at Michigan State University, and is co-director of the Center for Water Sciences, co-director of…

Lou Anna K. Simon

The Future of America, Forgotten in 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Editor’s Note: Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon wrote the following opinion piece for U.S. News and World Report. Simon is also chair of the Association…