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MSU Technologies, Apr 21 2014

The Michigan State University Innovation Center recently showcased some of the new ideas developed over the 2013-14 academic year, and honored three faculty members responsible for highly successful emerging technologies. 

Russell E. Johnson, assistant professor of management in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University
Mar 18 2014

Managers who carefully monitor the fairness of workplace decisions make their employees happier and, ultimately, their companies more productive. But they may be wearing down their own emotional and mental resilience, according to new research by a Michigan State University business management professor.

A biosensor (green) genetically engineered at Michigan State University indicates the presence of latent tuberculosis.

Michigan State University’s Robert Abramovitch has genetically engineered a green-glowing protein to find latent tuberculosis, a tiny triumph that promises to have a big impact in the fight against one of the world’s deadliest diseases. 

Feb 19 2014

In an effort to spur new approaches to research in autism, intellectual and other neurodevelopmental disabilities, Michigan State University (MSU) has awarded funding for six new, multi-disciplinary projects.

The funding will support MSU-led teams of researchers from several universities and clinical settings who are studying a wide variety of related issues, from investigations of perinatal risk factors for cognitive disorders to evaluations of the effectiveness of employment preparation for those with high-functioning autism.

The Tridge is a three-way wooden footbridge spanning the Chippewa and Tittabawassee Rivers in Midland, Mich.
Nov 20 2013

Michigan State University will soon open a new faculty research and teaching facility in Midland, Mich., about 80 miles north of MSU’s East Lansing, Mich., campus, which will be dedicated to pursuing world-class research in value chain creation and management.

Value chain refers to the effective management of processes related to product innovation, design, sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, inventory management, warehousing, marketing, customer services, and returns and repairs. 

Sally Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Nov 18 2013

Sally Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), held two information and discussion sessions with Michigan State University faculty, staff, and students in November 2013.

Nov 13 2013

Spartan Ideas is an MSU website maintained by MSU Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. It is designed to showcase a continuously growing selection of MSU’s faculty, student, and staff blogs.

The Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER) is located on the first floor of MSU's Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building.
Nov 13 2013

Kennie Merz is a chemist who knows how to wrangle “big” computer processing projects – from hardware and data storage, to software and computational project design. Moreover, Merz and his team at MSU’s Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER) want to make sure their colleagues get a byte of the action. 

MSU Department of Radiology
Nov 13 2013

Suresh Mukherji clearly saw the future of medicine almost 30 years ago, when computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were still new – and much less sophisticated – technologies. “While I was still in medical school, I realized that if we could actually see images of diseases that would allow us to make more accurate diagnoses, rather than trying to essentially 'guess' a diagnosis.

Nov 13 2013

Felicia Wu is precise and patient as she explains the complexities of a measurement known as the “global burden of disease” – what factors are included, how it is calculated, why it is important. She has devoted some fifteen years to the concept, bringing her sharp analytical training to the most visceral of human challenges: safely feeding life on the planet.

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