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MSU’s Evolutionary Research Nets $22.5M NSF Grant

Monday, July 20, 2015

Michigan State University has been awarded $22.5 million by the National Science Foundation to continue the research, education and outreach activities of the BEACON Center for the Study…


New Research Center Seeks to Improve Legal Services

Monday, July 20, 2015

With fewer students enrolling in law schools and the high expense of legal services, the legal profession needs radical change, says a Michigan State University College of Law…

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Pre-College Science Programs Lead to More Science Majors

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

High school students who take part in pre-college programs that focus on science are much more likely to pursue higher education and, eventually, careers in science, technology, engineering…

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Childhood Stress Fuels Weight Gain in Women

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015 When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds a…

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Nonprotein Found Essential to Several Enzymes

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

While examining the chemical reactions of bacterial cells in a lab at Michigan State University, researchers discovered a link between the field of inorganic chemistry and that of the…

Miscanthus giganteus, a cellulosic biofuel crop

Perennial Biofuel Crops’ Water Consumption Similar to Corn

Monday, July 6, 2015

Converting large tracts of the Midwest’s marginal farming land to perennial biofuel crops carries with it some key unknowns, including how it could affect the balance of water…