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Overview STEM Ed Fall 2015 Update

Thursday, September 17, 2015

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International Team Discovers Natural Defense against HIV

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Researchers at Michigan State University were part of a team to discover a new natural defense against HIV infection. The team’s discovery, featured in the current issue of…

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College of Natural Science Stem Ed Fall Update

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Too Many Candidates Spoil the Stew

Friday, September 11, 2015
Arend Hintze

This election year has produced 17 Republican presidential candidates, which on its surface may appear to give the party a competitive advantage. Evolution, however, disagrees. A new study…

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New MSU Computation Department Featured at International Conference

Thursday, September 10, 2015

MSU’s new department of Computation, Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) was featured in a video presention at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM). ICIAM is…

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Proteins ‘Practice’ Before Changing Chromosomes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. But in research appearing in the…

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MSU Part of Team Finding Star Birth Mechanism

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A team of researchers, including astronomers from Michigan State University, has uncovered a process that may explain how the universe’s largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after…

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How Plants Balance Defense, Growth Tactics

Monday, August 10, 2015
Professor Sheng Yang He in greenhouse

New research published in the current issue of Nature has revealed the molecular secrets of plants’ defense mechanisms at the atomic level. The study, led by Michigan State…

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Molecule ‘Moves’ to Protect Against Too Much Sun

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A team led by Cheryl Kerfeld, the Hannah Distinguished Professor of Structural Bioengineering in the Michigan State University-DOE Plant Research Lab, has documented that one molecule within a photosynthesis-producing bacteria…

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Benning Named Director of MSU/DOE Plant Research Laboratory

Friday, July 24, 2015
Algae in Benning lab

Christoph Benning, Michigan State University professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, will become the director of the MSU/ U.S. Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory beginning Aug. 16….

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