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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…

Marcos Dantus

Recreating Interstellar Ions with Lasers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Trihydrogen, or H3+, has been called the molecule that made the universe, where it plays a greater role in astrochemistry than any other molecule. While H3+ is astronomically…

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MSU’s Dorgan Working to Reduce Wind Turbine Costs

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

John R. Dorgan, one of the newest endowed chair holders on campus, is an expert in polymeric materials and a nationally recognized leader in developing composite materials for…