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Chris Adami: Finding Life We Can’t Imagine

Friday, December 19, 2014

How do we search for alien life if it’s nothing like the life that we know? At TEDxUIUC Christoph Adami shows how he uses his research into artificial…

A Poisonous Cure

Friday, December 12, 2014

Take two poisonous mushrooms and call me in the morning. While no doctor would ever write this prescription, toxic fungi may hold the secrets to tackling deadly diseases….

Scientists Can Boost Healthy Cells During Chemotherapy

Friday, December 12, 2014

It’s well known that chemotherapy helps fight cancer. It’s also known that it wreaks havoc on normal, healthy cells. Michigan State University scientists are closer to discovering a…

Facing Off with a Fungal Threat

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

That fuzzy fungus creeping onto the forgotten food buried in your crisper is hiding something. Mold is more than a nuisance that spoils dated produce, it also indicates…

New Understanding of Panda Habitat, Resiliency

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Michigan State University (MSU) research shows that pandas are more resilient and flexible than previously believed. Information gleaned from 30 years of scientific literature suggests that pandas are…

Cucumbers: Hunting Down Pathogens and Fighting Back

Monday, December 1, 2014

Michigan’s multimillion dollar cucumber crop has two enemies: Phytophthora capsici and downy mildew. These create significant problems with growing cucumbers and all vegetables in the cucurbit class, such…