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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. 

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

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