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    Probing How Plants Deal With Drought

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

    A new $1.2 million grant could help farmers bring more drought-resistant crops to their fields The National Science Foundation has awarded Michigan State University researcher Polly Hsu a $1.2 million…

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Research Continuity and Response During COVID-19

1918 Influenza Provides Warning for Potential Future Pandemic Reemergence

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The 1918 influenza pandemic provides a cautionary tale for what the future may hold for COVID-19, says a Michigan State University researcher. After a decade studying a flu virus that killed approximately 15,000 Michigan residents, Siddharth Chandra, a professor in MSU’s James Madison…

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Liu Named MSU Foundation Professor for Prominence in Computer Vision

Friday, February 26, 2021

Xiaoming Liu, professor of computer science and engineering, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research. Liu joins around…

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Survey Reveals Racial, Political Differences in COVID-19 Responses

Thursday, February 25, 2021

America’s stark racial disparities in health care have been exposed by COVID-19, but a new study from Michigan State University suggests that Black individuals are more likely than…

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Ph.D. Student has a Passion for Science and Storytelling

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Chelsie Boodoo is a graduate student who is majoring in biomedical engineering. She is interested in biosecurity and shares a passion for mixing science and storytelling. She was…

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Five MSU Finalists and Six Nominees Recognized for Prestigious Scholarships and Research Posts

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Michigan State University has five national finalists and six nominees for prestigious scholarships and research posts. MSU has three finalists for the James C. Gaither Jr. Fellows Program, a…

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Plant and Photosynthesis: What’s Making Plants Lose Their Lunch?

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

A new study from Michigan State University is shedding light on how plants could potentially become more efficient at photosynthesis. The long-term implications of this research range from…

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A Remedy for COVID-19 Learning Loss?

Monday, February 22, 2021

New MSU/U of M teaching approaches produce better student outcomes. With growing concern about the “COVID slide” effects of distance learning, researchers at Michigan State University and the…