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Jan 29 2015

Thanks to the work of George S. Abela, MD, MSc, MBA, professor at Michigan State University, and his colleagues, there are new advances in the war against heart attacks and strokes to celebrate during National Heart Month in February.

Jeff Sakamoto, associate professor of chemical engineering and materials science, holds a new ceramic for solid lithium ion batteries. Photo by G.L. Kohuth.
MSU Today, Dec 29 2014

Like people who drive gas-powered cars, those who drive electric vehicles are always on the lookout for where they can get their next “fill up.” Or, in their case, battery charge.

This so-called “range anxiety” could someday be eased a bit thanks to a team of Michigan State University researchers.

MSU researchers test a new thermoelectric material developed in the Center for Revolutionary Materials for Solid State Energy Conversion. Photo by G.L. Kohuth.
MSU Today, Dec 29 2014

By using common materials found pretty much anywhere there is dirt, a team of Michigan State University researchers have developed a new thermoelectric material that tranforms heat into electricity.

According to researchers led by Donald Morelli, a professor of chemical engineering and materials science, “What we’ve managed to do is synthesize some compounds that have the same composition as natural minerals.

Michigan State University is poised to achieve the next milestone in fulfilling its legacy and achieving its destiny—to power and empower—through Empower Extraordinary: The Campaign for Michigan State University.

The $1.5 billion capital campaign will enable MSU to significantly increase its endowment and make substantial new strategic investments to:

• Provide full scholarships to the best students, regardless of background and socioeconomic status;

Jul 2 2014

Less than one year after Michigan State University added a commercial-sized anaerobic digester to its campus sustainability arsenal, the magic of bioengineering has transformed thousands of tons of organic waste from MSU and the greater Lansing area into biogas that has generated more than 1.7 million kWh of electricity. 

Apr 29 2014

Michigan State University scientists are at the forefront of water research, leveraging the knowledge from a diverse range of disciplines such as engineering, chemistry, microbiology, fisheries, crop and soil sciences, molecular genetics, geology, medicine, zoology, sociology. These scientists work collaboratively across campus and around the globe to find the best solutions to water challenges and develop new technologies to ensure a safe, secure and plentiful supply of water for all users.

Krista Greenwood, a former student who now works for Dow Chemical, pulls cell stocks out of liquid nitrogen as part of an experiment in John LaPres’ lab. Photo: Kurt Stepnitz, MSU CABS.
Apr 29 2014

The Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Integrative Toxicology is directing a $14.1 million initiative to better understand how environmental contaminants called dioxins affect human health and to find new ways of removing them from the environment.

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. 

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