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MSU’s Hamann Aims to Build More Efficient Solar Power Cells

Monday, June 26, 2017
Thomas W. Hamann with solar panels

Unless you have unlimited funds, finding solar power that is affordable and highly efficient is largely out of reach. A Michigan State University chemist is hoping to change…

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New Snapshot of How Bacteria are Organized

Thursday, June 22, 2017

For the first time, scientists have visualized the fine details of bacterial microcompartment shells – the organisms’ submicroscopic nanoreactors, which are comprised completely of protein. The results, led…

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MSU’s Last is President-Elect of National Plant Biologists Group

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Robert Last

Robert Last, an MSU Barnett Rosenberg Professor, has been elected president-elect of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). Last, a professor in the MSU Departments of Biochemistry…

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MSU’s Levine Gets 2017 Physical Chemistry Lectureship Award

Thursday, June 15, 2017
exciton

Benjamin G. Levine, assistant professor of chemistry in the Michigan State University College of Natural Science, was selected as the Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC) A/PHYS Lectureship Winner…

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MSU Chemistry Professors Speak at Landmark Cuban Conference

Monday, June 12, 2017
James McCusker and Angela Wilson

Earlier this year, two Michigan State University (MSU) chemistry professors were invited speakers at the first-ever joint U.S.–Cuba conference sponsored by the Cuban Society of Chemistry of Havana. They…

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MSU Awarded $2M NSF Grant to Study Phytoplankton

Friday, June 9, 2017
Left, Klausmeier; right, Litchman

Michigan State University aquatic ecologist Elena Litchman (above, right) is the lead investigator of a four-year, $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Dimensions of Biodiversity grant to study how…

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MSU Team Part of Fermilab Muon Particle Experiments

Friday, June 9, 2017
MSU scientists will be a part of the Muon g-2 experiment, located at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Photo courtesy of Fermilab.

A global team of more than 150 scientists and engineers, including a team from Michigan State University, is hoping for new insights into the elementary particles that make…

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MSU Key Player in New Great Lakes Research Group

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Great Lakes bathymetry map

Michigan State University is poised to play a big role in the newly formed Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR). A five-year, $20 million dollar grant from…

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MSU’s ‘Fascination of Plants Day’ Tied to International Initiative

Thursday, June 1, 2017
fascination of plants 2017

Thirty Michigan State University volunteers – grad students, post-docs and faculty – from the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Horticulture,…

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MSU’s Boughman Elected VP of Evolution Group

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Jenny Boughman

MSU integrative biologist Jenny Boughman has been elected vice president of the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE). The SSE is the premier international professional society for…

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