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MSU’s Hammer Studying Ways to Thwart Staph

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Petri dish

Researchers led by Neal Hammer of Michigan State University have found that mixing together two different mutants of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria complement each other’s growth defects. “We discovered that…

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World-Renowned Scientists to Study Plant Resilience in New MSU Research Institute

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The founding members of the MSU Plant Resilience Institute.

Current estimates indicate that agricultural production must nearly double by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population. Add the impacts of climate change and the scarcity of land…

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MSU Researchers Find How ‘Extraordinary Cofactor’ Is Made

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Robert Hausinger

Researchers at Michigan State University have made new progress in understanding how microbial cells manufacture a recently discovered ‘cofactor,’ an unusually complex molecule that is attached to a…

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MSU Researcher One of Only Four to Receive Cancer Research Grant

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sophia Lunt

MSU’s Sophia Lunt is one of only four young investigators nationally to receive a 2016 NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research from the American Association for Cancer Research. Lunt’s…

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Pinpointing the Effects of Fertilizer

Monday, April 18, 2016

Plant biologists at Michigan State University and the University of Illinois have pinpointed the area of genomes within nitrogen-fixing bacteria in roots, called rhizobia, that’s being altered when…

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Fourteen Students, Alumni Named NSF Grad Research Fellows

Monday, April 18, 2016
Honors College, Eustace Cole Hall

Fourteen National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows from Michigan State University have been selected for 2016 and an additional 20 received honorable mention. The NSF program is the…

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MSU Junior Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Friday, April 8, 2016
Thomas Grubb

Thomas Grubb, a Michigan State University undergraduate studying a STEM-related field, has been awarded the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. From Haslett, Michigan, Grubb is an Honors…

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Using Evolution to Trap HIV, Stop Drug Resistance

Monday, April 4, 2016
HIV virus budding

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green) from cultured lymphocyte. This image has been colored to highlight important features. Multiple round bumps on cell surface represent sites…

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MSU Tackles the Mysteries of Protein Folding

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Heedeok Hong and graduate students

Proteins are the workhorses of life, mediating almost all biological events in every life form. Scientists know how proteins are structured, but folding – how they are built…

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Kramer Receives National Award for Photosynthesis Research

Thursday, March 31, 2016
David Kramer

David Kramer, MSU Hannah Distinguished Professor in photosynthesis and bioenergetics, is the recipient of the American Society of Plant Biologists 2016 Charles F. Kettering Award. This award was…

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