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MSU’s Adami Named Fellow of American Physical Society

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Chris Adami

Chris Adami, MSU professor of physics and astronomy, as well as microbiology and molecular genetics (MMG), has been named a 2017 American Physical Society Fellow. Adami is being recognized…

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Bacteria from 55-Yr.-Old Coal Fire Studied

Friday, June 30, 2017
Taylor Dunivin

Taylor Dunivin, a doctoral student in the  Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, studies bacteria living in the surface soils of Centralia, Penn., the site of an underground coal…

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How Bacterium in Undercooked Chicken Causes GBS

Friday, December 9, 2016
Linda Mansfield

A Michigan State University research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS. The federally funded…

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Simple Food Additive Slows E. coli Poisoning

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Chris Waters

Polysorbate, a safe additive found in everything from ice cream to cosmetics, has been proven to slow the toxic effects of E. coli poisoning. Had this discovery been…

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Patented Bioelectrodes Make Energy, Eat Waste

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Gemma Reguera

New research at Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Nature Communications shows how Geobacter bacteria grow as films on electrodes and generate electricity –…

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Microbes to Power!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Presentation by Gemma Reguera, associate professor of environmental microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Department of Soil and Mircrobial Science, to the Michigan State University Board…

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Gemma Reguera: MSU’s 2016 Innovator of the Year

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Michigan State University’s intellectual property office, MSU Technologies, selected Gemma Reguera as Innovator of the Year. Reguera, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, received the award for her…

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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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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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Antibiotic Use, Resistance Genes Increasing Worldwide

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Jim Tiedje and two pigs

Around the world, antibiotic use and resistance is increasing while the discovery of new antibiotics has nearly halted. In new research conducted by Michigan State University and published…

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