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Ingredient in your Toothpaste May Combat Severe Lung Disease

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Chris Waters, Michael Maiden, Alessandra Hunt

A common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF when combined with an already FDA-approved drug. Michigan State University researchers…

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Climate Change Should Help Midwest Corn Production through 2050

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Cornfield Sunset

Climate change and global warming put some forms of life at risk, but researchers found one instance that might not feel the heat – corn. Contrary to previous…

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American Kestrels Boost Michigan’s Ag Economy

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Bird

A new Michigan State University study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology and funded by the National Science Foundation, shows that America’s smallest raptor can boost Michigan’s…

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PhD Student, Aiko Turmo, Awarded Prestigious NSF Fellowship

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
PhD Student

Aiko Turmo, a Ph.D. student in the lab of MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) scientist Cheryl Kerfeld, is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship….

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Using MRSA’s Strength Against It

Monday, May 14, 2018
Researchers for this article

Antibiotic-resistant infections cause more than 30,000 deaths annually in the U.S. alone. The majority of those are caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA, which…

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Leading the Way for Conservation

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Clara Lepard, B.S. Zoology 2017 MSU and Rhodes Scholar 2018, presents her current research on developing innovative conservation solutions at MSU and around the world. Presented to the…

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Nine MSU Researchers Receive 2018 NSF CAREER Awards

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Group photo of nine faculty

Nine Michigan State University scientists are the recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Faculty Awards, seven of them women in the College of Natural Science. The…

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Researcher Investigates Economically Important Grasses

Monday, April 16, 2018

Michigan State University researchers received more than $2.5 million for plant genome research that includes outreach work to create a children’s exhibit at Lansing’s Impression 5 Science Center…

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Student-Led Research Highlighted at MSU Trustees’ Meeting

Friday, April 13, 2018
Clara Lepard and Joel Soler

To showcase student-led research at Michigan State University, two scholars presented their latest projects at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 13. Clara Lepard, who graduated in…

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MSU Scientist Edits Unique Molecular Life Sciences Resource

Monday, April 9, 2018
Laurie Kaguni

Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Laurie S. Kaguni, internationally recognized for her expertise in the structural and mechanistic biochemistry of mitochondrial DNA replication, served as volume editor for the…

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