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(L to R): MSU scientists Michael Feig, George Mias, Arjun Krishnan and Alex Dickson are using recent advances in computational methods to enrich their research in areas that include biological systems, precision medicine, genomics and pharmaceutical drugs.

New Computational Methods May Lead to Healthier Future

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Advances in computational methods could lead to a better understanding of human health and the disease process, or the development of new cures for diseases. Four Michigan State…

MSU Researcher Uses ‘Digital Archaeology’ to Explore Greece

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Through the careful study of excavation records dating back some 40 years, Michigan State University’s Jon Frey, assistant professor of Classics and Art History, has discovered an ancient…

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Seabird Bones, Fossils Reveal Broad Food-Web Shift in North Pacific

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

For thousands of years, the Hawaiian petrel has soared over the Pacific Ocean, feeding on fish and squid. Now, using evidence preserved in the birds’ bones, scientists at…

Kristin Parent mapped the structure of the giant Samba virus with MSU's cryo-EM microscope, which is featured on the cover of the journal Viruses.

Scientist Pioneers Technology New to MSU, Maps Giant Virus

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

In a laboratory at Michigan State University, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus –…

(L to R) Solomon David, Ingo Braasch and Andrew Thompson. Courtesy of MSU

MSU to Study Link Between Fish Genes, Human Medicine

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Michigan State University has been awarded a $727,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the use of fish as disease models for human medicine. Ingo Braasch,…

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Livestock Can Uproot Protected Wildlife

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The story of wildlife conservation is usually framed as man vs. treasured wildlife. But there’s growing evidence that the narrative deserves to have leading roles for livestock such…