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Engineering Plants for Better Biofuel Production

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Catapillar on leaf

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology professor Christoph Benning and colleagues were initially the “odd people out” at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) because, while other researchers were…

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The IceCube Neutrino Observatory

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tyce DeYoung, associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, presents to the MSU Board of Trustees on December 12, 2014.

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New Bird Species Confirmed 15 Years After First Sighting

Monday, November 24, 2014
small bird

An international team of scientists has confirmed the discovery of a new bird species more than 15 years after the elusive animal was first seen on the Indonesian…

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Faculty Conversations: Cheryl Kerfeld

Friday, October 24, 2014

Cheryl Kerfeld holds joint appointments with the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Through examining single-cell organisms, studying the process of photosynthesis,…

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Discovery of Cellular Snooze Button Advances Cancer and Biofuel Research

Monday, October 13, 2014
Algae in Benning lab

The discovery of a cellular snooze button has allowed a team of Michigan State University scientists to potentially improve biofuel production and offer insight on the early stages…

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Grand Challenges Award for TB Research

Thursday, October 9, 2014

For his work on developing new treatments for tuberculosis, Assistant Professor Robert Abramovitch has earned a Phase II award through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the…

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Thomas Hamann Invested as Dye Chair in Materials Chemistry

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dr. Thomas Hamann was recently invested as the James L. Dye Endowed Chair of Materials Chemistry. In this video, Dr. Hamann describes an overview of his research interests…

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Shared Gene Takes One Road to Evolution

Monday, September 8, 2014

A new paper, published in Nature Communications, suggests that when it comes to evolving some traits – especially simple ones – there may be a shared gene, one…

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Improving Agriculture through Genomics, Bioinfomatics

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

With a background in plant biology and plant pathology, C. Robin Buell, MSU Foundation Professor, Department of Plant Biology, is an expert in the genomic aspects of plant biology and plant…

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Studying HIV at the Molecular Level

Monday, July 14, 2014

Michigan State University chemistry Professor Robert Cukier uses a technique known as molecular dynamics to look at the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at an atom-by-atom level. Working with a…

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