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Defend or Grow? These Plants Do Both

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Gregg Howe

From natural ecosystems to farmers’ fields, plants face a dilemma of energy use: outgrow and outcompete their neighbors for light, or defend themselves against insects and disease. But…

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Frontiers in Computing and Data Science Conference October 3-4

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Gregg Radtke

The Frontiers in Data Science and Computing workshop brings together visionaries, scientists, practitioners and other stakeholders in computational science (broadly defined to include algorithmic aspects of data science…

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MSU to Use NSF Grant to Study Plants’ Defenses

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Brad Day

Michigan State University has landed a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to learn more about how plants’ molecular gates close and alert defenses for battling diseases. The MSU…

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Researchers and Farmers Work to Prevent E. Coli

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Cristina Venegas-Vargus

A collaborative Michigan State University study involving microbiologists, epidemiologists, animal scientists, veterinarians, graduate students, undergraduates and farmers could lead to better prevention practices to limit dangerous E. coli…

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MSU’s Drzal Honored with Two National Awards

Friday, June 3, 2016
Lawrence T. Drzal

University Distinguished Professor Lawrence T. Drzal will receive national acclaim in 2016 when two of his field’s most prestigious honors will be presented to him: the Medal of…

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MSU Researcher Developing New Cancer-Fighting Drug

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Cancer cell image

Michigan State University professor and researcher André Bachmann is collaborating on cancer-fighting research that could change the way we treat the illness. Bachmann, professor of pediatrics and associate…

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MSU Joins Global Food Security Initiative

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
African farms

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon will help lead a national higher education initiative to prepare to feed a hungrier planet. The Association of Public and…

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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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Goldowitz Appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor

Monday, April 25, 2016
Daniel Goldowitz

Daniel Goldowitz, an internationally recognized expert in brain development and brain disorders, has been appointed Visiting Hannah Distinguished Professor, the most prestigious faculty appointment at Michigan State University….

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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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