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Brake Proteins Needed When Photosynthesis Rates Are High

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
sun shinning through tress

Just as brakes are essential to a car whizzing down a highway, plants rely on special proteins to maintain high rates of photosynthesis without crashing. The big picture is this. Photosynthesis is…

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MSU Entomologists Awarded $2.5 Million for Infectious Disease Study

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A team of scientists, including two from Michigan State University, has been awarded a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is aimed at…

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Sea Lampreys Drawn to Love Smell

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
sea lamprey on rocks

Some people are drawn to cologne; others are attracted to perfume. When it comes to sea lampreys, however, spermine smells like love. In new research led by Michigan…

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MSU Researchers Develop Phone App to Track Ticks

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
small tick on green branch

With school out, summer finally arriving and outdoor activities in full swing, Michigan State University is helping roll out a new app to increase your knowledge about ticks….

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The New Racial Disparity in Special Education

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The new racial disparity in special education

Racial disparity in special education is growing, and it’s more complex than previously thought. New research from Michigan State University examined how often black and Hispanic students are…

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Professor’s Film Screened at Several Festivals Around the World

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Professor’s Film Screened at Several Festivals Around the World

Associate Professor of English, Swarnavel Eswaran, has found national and international success for his work as both writer and director of the groundbreaking film, Kattumaram (Catamaran), which has…

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$11M USAID Grant to Help Developing Nations Improve Food Security Policymaking

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
MSU earns $11 million USAID grant to help developing nations improve food security policymaking

The Michigan State University (MSU) Food Security Group (FSG), based in the MSU Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE), has received an $11 million grant from the United States…

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NatSci Undergrads Receive Fellowships to Investigate Microscopic Pathogens

Monday, July 1, 2019
College of Natural Science

Alyssa Corpus and Jack Dodson, undergraduate students in Michigan State University’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) in the College of Natural Science, were both selected for…

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Our Water Cycle Diagrams Give a False Sense of Water Security

Monday, July 1, 2019
Our water cycle diagrams give a false sense of water security

Pictures of the earth’s water cycle used in education and research throughout the world are in urgent need of updating to show the effects of human interference, according…

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Grand Prize Winners Selected for University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum

Monday, July 1, 2019
Grand Prize winners selected for University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum

Research in the areas of molecular biology and language have earned Grand Prize awards for the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, or UURAF. “The opportunity to engage…

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