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New Techniques Pinpoint Evolution of Wheat Fungi

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Michigan State University and Yale University scientists have illuminated a successful new strategy for pinpointing fungi genes responsible for the evolution of certain biological processes. The results appear in…

Troy Hale

MSU’s Hale Wins Remi Award at International Film Fest

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Troy Hale, specialist in Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences, won a Remi Award from the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival for his “Missing Moon Rocks”…

Ultrastructure of a chloroplast.

New Studies of Seed Oil Boosts Potential for Biofuel

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Seed oil, aka vegetable oil, is a basic part of food. Scientists have been experimenting with harvesting that oil to make biofuels that could someday power our jets…

Arabidopsis can make lipids through two sources in plant cells. Half of the precursors come from the chloroplasts (the solar power plant for the plant’s survival) and half from the endoplasmic reticulum, a massive cellular factory.

MSU Researchers Making Progress on Biofuels

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sometimes, when a science experiment doesn’t work out, unexpected opportunities open up. That’s what Yang Yang and the lab of Christoph Benning, MSU Foundation Professor and director of the MSU-DOE…

Kenneth Frank

Is Teacher Burnout Contagious?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Burnout among young teachers appears to be contagious, indicates a new study led by Michigan State University education scholars. The study found a significant link between burnout among…

LaShawn Harris

MSU’s Harris Awarded 2017 Philip Taft Prize

Friday, July 7, 2017

LaShawn Harris, associate professor, Michigan State University Department of History, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Philip Taft Prize by the Industrial and Labor Relations School…