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MSU Scientists Discover Ancient Enzymes Evolve New Tricks

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
The green fluorescent protein reveals the exquisitely specific tomato hair cell expression of a gene for acylsugar biosynthesis. Credit: Pengxiang Fan

Plants, herbivores and pathogens are locked in a war for survival that is hundreds of millions of years old. Rooted in place and with no way to run,…

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Supporting Michigan’s Wine Industry In Challenging Climatic Conditions

Friday, July 24, 2020
paolo-sabbatini

Despite the wine industry’s blossoming popularity, several factors can limit the success of wine grapes in Michigan’s climate. Paolo Sabbatini studies ways to mitigate damage. According to the…

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$1M Grant From Luce Foundation Launches Interdisciplinary Program On Mekong Sustainability

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Aerial Image of SE Asia Landscape

A Michigan State University interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff is working to foster environmental justice in Southeast Asia. The Henry Luce Foundation’s Initiative on Southeast Asia, or…

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Ask The Expert: How Career Fatigue Is Shaping The Future Of Jobs

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Days, weeks and months have gone by since many employees have transitioned to working at home and to many it has been a stressful blur. To preserve a…

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When It Comes To Happiness What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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How accurate was William Shakespeare when he said, “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”? Researchers from Michigan State University conducted…

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New $15 Million DOE Investment In MSU’s Scale-Up Research Facility

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
cork town location of MSU composites scale up facility

Michigan State University’s Scale-Up Research Facility (SURF) in Detroit’s Corktown will have a significant role in two of the 55 projects that the federal government will invest $139…

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Powerful Human Like Hands Create Safer Human Robotics Interactions

Monday, July 20, 2020
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Need a robot with a soft touch? A team of Michigan State University engineers has designed and developed a novel humanoid hand that may be able to help….

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Can’t Get Off Of Snapchat Or Facebook? Research Reveals Differences Between Platforms

Monday, July 20, 2020
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You might think social media is addictive, but how do certain platforms measure against one another? Researchers from Michigan State University and California State University–Fullerton conducted the first…

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MSU’s Trail Leads Multi Funded Investigation Into Evolution Of Infectious Fungi

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
College of Natural Science

Fungi appeared on Earth around 1.5 billion years ago. Today, there may be as many as 5 million fungal species, and they are found everywhere, from the mushroom…

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NSF Funded Project Explores Plant Metabolism Links To Climate Change, Human Nutrition

Monday, July 13, 2020
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Michigan State University plant biologist Berkley Walker is part of a team of scientists that is using a 3-year, $1.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Molecular and Cellular…

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