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MSU-Led National Cucurbit Project Renewed For $7.1 Million

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
MSU Department of Horticulture professor Rebecca Grumet and students.

The Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project (CucCAP), a multi-institution, nationwide research and outreach initiative led by Michigan State University and dedicated to cucurbit crops — cucumbers, squashes, melons and…

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MSU Researchers To Lead $5.2M Grant To Investigate Management Strategies For Fire Blight

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Two juicy red apples still on the tree in a warm summer evening.

George Sundin and Nikki Rothwell will lead a USDA-funded project examining fire blight, a disease that can kill apple and pear trees. George Sundin George Sundin, professor and…

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Freeze Frame: Study Uses Novel Sequencing Method To Pinpoint Toxic Changes In Liver Cells

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Imagine being able to look at individual frozen liver cells and determine if a chemical, drug, or supplement was toxic by changes in the cells’ ribonucleic acid, or…

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MSU Receives FDA-Authorization To Decontaminate Reusable N95 Masks For Hospitals

Friday, August 28, 2020
N95 Masks

Vaporized hydrogen peroxide treatment modified by a Michigan State University veterinary team to decontaminate N95 masks for health care workers has been approved on an emergency basis by the Food and Drug Administration. The team is continuing to work with…

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MSU Joins $20 Million AI Initiative For The Future Of Sustainable Agriculture

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Photo of corn field

Michigan State University researcher Bruno Basso has a reputation for bringing ideas celebrated in the tech world to the farm field. The MSU Foundation Professor in earth and…

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Joint MSU, U-M Project Studying Effect of Inclusivity On STEM Faculty Receives $1.4M NSF Grant

Monday, August 24, 2020
hands put together for teamwork

CLIMBS-UP, a collaborative research project between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan (U-M) to study inclusive environments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) within academia,…

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NSF Grant Awarded To CMP For Collaborative Digital Teacher Environment

Monday, August 24, 2020
Mathematics

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded approximately $2 million to the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) at Michigan State University. The grant, “Enhancing the Teacher-Curriculum Relationship in Problem-Based…

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Tan Named Hong Endowed Chair In Electrical Engineering

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Engineering Building

Xiaobo Tan has been named the Richard M. Hong Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering in the Michigan State University College of Engineering. Tan is an MSU Foundation Professor of Electrical…

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A-CAPP Supports PSA For Fraudulent PPE

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
woman wearing a mask

The Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection, or the A-CAPP Center, at Michigan State University has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to inform decision…

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Improving Pollination Could Increase Crop Production

Thursday, July 30, 2020
wild bee

Crop yields for apples, cherries and blueberries across the United States are being reduced by need for more pollinators, according to new research. The study is from the Integrated…

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