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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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Studying Super-Nova Explosions of Massive Stars

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Over the last two decades, MSU University Distinguished Professor Wolfgang Bauer has made several contributions to the kinetic theory-based description of subatomic reactions and has advanced scientific understanding of…

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Shocking Secrets: Electric Eels Provide Clues for Practical Applications

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Electric Eel

For the first time, the genome of the electric eel has been sequenced. This discovery has revealed the secret of how fishes with electric organs have evolved six…

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MSU Physicists Push New Parkinson’s Treatment Toward Clinical Trials

Monday, April 21, 2014

The most effective way to tackle debilitating diseases is to stop them at the start and keep them from growing. Research at Michigan State University, published in the…

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Saving the Great Plains Water Supply

Friday, December 13, 2013

Michigan State University scientists are proposing alternatives that will halt and hopefully reverse the unsustainable use of water drawdown in the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest bodies…

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Changing How Chemistry is Taught, From the Inside Out

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Melanie Cooper is a DBER pioneer. DBER (pronounced “dee-ber”) refers to Disciplined-Based Education Research, commonly defined by the National Academies of Science and the National Research Council as a collection…

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Probing Dark Matter, Distant Galaxies

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Megan Donahue, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, has taken a sneak peek at the distant, early universe and its newborn galaxies, and at the same time she…

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MSU Researchers Explore Future of Quantum Computing

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Just when “classical computing” – that’s the technology you are using to view this article right now – seems to be reaching the limits of what can be…

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MSU Research History: Evolutionary Study in Petri Dish

Friday, January 1, 1988

1988 –  Richard Lenski, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of microbial ecology, begins an experiment with 12 populations of E. coli—all started from the same ancestral strain and all…

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MSU Research History: Cisplatin Discovery?

Friday, January 1, 1960

1960s – Chemistry professor Barnett Rosenberg and colleagues Loretta VanCamp and Thomas Krigas observe that certain platinum compounds inhibit cell division, and by 1969 demonstrate that these compounds…

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