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MSU Researchers Study Plants’ Growth/Defense Switch

Monday, July 10, 2017
plant defenses

A year ago, the lab of Gregg Howe, a Michigan State University Foundation Professor and AgBioResearch scientist, developed a plant that upended a common misconception that plants can…

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Research Offers New Clues to Rare Genetic Disease

Monday, July 3, 2017
Jeff MacKeigan

Tuberous sclerosis complex, or TSC, is considered a rare genetic disease, yet for the estimated 50,000 patients in the United States and almost 2 million individuals worldwide, dealing…

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MSU’s Couch: Computer Models Advance Supernova Research

Friday, June 30, 2017

Sean Couch is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and computational mathematics, science and engineering. His research field is focusing on 3-D turbulence in stellar explosions and 3-D massive stellar evolution. Couch’s…

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Women’s Health Among Grand Rapids Research Center Goals

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dean Norman Beauchamp, Jr., welcomes Department Chair Richard Leach, MD, and researchers Asgi Fazleabas, PhD, Lee Anne Roman, PhD, and Karen Racicot, PhD, from the MSU College of…

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MSU Researcher, International Team Gets $1.2M for Cell-Level Study

Monday, April 10, 2017
Alex Dickson (MSU), Danny Hatters (University of Melbourne), Simon Ebbinghaus (Ruhr-University Bochum) and Hannah Nicholas (University of Sydney)

Michigan State University Assistant Professor Alex Dickson, along with collaborators in Australia and Germany, has received a three-year, $1.2 million Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) grant. “This grant…

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New Computational Methods May Lead to Healthier Future

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
(L to R): MSU scientists Michael Feig, George Mias, Arjun Krishnan and Alex Dickson are using recent advances in computational methods to enrich their research in areas that include biological systems, precision medicine, genomics and pharmaceutical drugs.

Advances in computational methods could lead to a better understanding of human health and the disease process, or the development of new cures for diseases. Four Michigan State…

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Computational Biologist Joins MSU

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Arjun Krishnan

Arjun Krishnan recently joined the Departments of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as an assistant professor. He was recruited under the Global Impact…

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New Building Reflects MSU’s Commitment to STEM-Related Fields

Friday, December 16, 2016
collage of science and arts pictures

Today, the MSU Board of Trustees gave the university the go-ahead to proceed with construction of the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building, a 170,000-square foot facility, which will…

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Contag to Receive 2017 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Christopher Contag, a pioneer of molecular imaging and chairperson of Michigan State University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, will receive the 2017 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award from SPIE,…

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Pioneer in Molecular Imaging to Lead MSU’s New Bio Engineering Research Initiatives

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Chris Contag portrait photo

Christopher H. Contag will join Michigan State University as the inaugural director of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the chairperson of the new Department…

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