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Preserving Healthy Water Ecoystems

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
water on plant

Michigan, in many ways, is defined by water. The state boasts 11,037 inland lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams, providing at least one…

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Stopping Invasive Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Brown marmorated stink bug

In 1998, residents of Allentown, Pennsylvania, began to notice an unfamiliar insect lurking in the shadows of their homes and gardens. Though it bore a passing resemblance to…

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Organisms in Small Groups May Evolve More Efficiently

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Adami

We’ve all heard Darwin’s theory described as favoring the fittest, but new research from Michigan State University shows that, at least in small populations, it’s ok to not…

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Creating a Material Deconstruction and Reuse Economy in West Michigan

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rex LaMore, senior specialist-outreach, Urban & Regional Planning Program, and director, MSU Center for Community & Economic Development, made this presentation at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute in Holland,…

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NSF Awards $1.75M for MSU Fungal-Plant Research

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Pure culture isolates of Mortierella, a species of the Mucoromycota lineage, in soilless media.

A team of Michigan State University researchers, including synthetic biologist Bjoern Hamberger, is investigating an ancient lineage of fungi called Mucoromycota that have been found beneficial for plants. The project aims…

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Africans’ Food: Now More Purchased, Perishable and Processed

Monday, October 16, 2017
Tschirley, Reardon, and Liverpool-Tasie

David Tschirley, professor , Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE) at Michigan State University (MSU), is studying the economic changes taking place  in Africa today and…

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MSU Engineering Prof Gets Air Force Award

Monday, October 16, 2017
Peng Zhang

Peng Zhang, an assistant professor at Michigan State University’s College of Engineering, has been awarded the 2018 Young Investigator Program Award from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific…

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MSU, German Automaker to Work on Cybersecurity in Autonomous Vehicles

Monday, October 16, 2017
Barbara Czerny, left, an MSU grad and senior technical specialist at German auto parts maker ZF, and Brian Murray, ZF’s safety director, will collaborate with MSU engineering researcher Betty H.C. Cheng to improve cybersecurity safety for autonomous vehicles. Contributed photo

As the automotive industry adopts more autonomous features, the potential for cybersecurity threats in vehicles and between vehicles is on the rise. ZF, a German auto parts maker,…

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Global Analysis of QCD and Electroweak Interactions

Friday, October 13, 2017

C.P. Yuan, Wu-Ki Tung Endowed Professor, explains how he uses global analysis of experimental data to explore partons — fundamental particles in protons and neutrons as part of…

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Chinese Pandas Benefit from Conservation Efforts

Friday, October 13, 2017

For more than two decades, Spartan researchers have worked toward improving the plight of the panda in China. Led by MSU’s Jianguo “Jack” Liu, the results include policy…

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