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Researchers Team Up to Investigate Microbes and Their Effect on Plant Growth

Friday, May 17, 2019
Researchers team up to investigate microbes and their effect on plant growth

Michigan State University (MSU) microbiologist Cecilia Martinez-Gomez is co-principal investigator (PI) on a four-year, $1.77 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Dimensions in Biodiversity grant comprised of five research teams,…

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Using Computer Games to Aid Cognitive Development in African Children

Friday, May 17, 2019
Using computer games to aid cognitive development in African children

Michael Boivin, a professor in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, had no intentions of working in Africa until he met his wife, who grew up…

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Do you Trust Politicians? Depends on How you Define Trust

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Do you trust politicians? Depends on how you define trust

There’s more to trust than credence and faith, especially as it comes to politics. Research from Michigan State University and North Carolina State University presents new evidence to…

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Jazz Professor Honored by the Michigan Association of State Universities

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Dease receives professor of the year award

Michigan State University College of Music Associate Professor of Jazz Trombone Michael Dease has been recognized as one of the state’s three recipients of the Michigan Distinguished Professor of the…

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Big Data Helps Identify Better Way to Research Breast Cancer’s Spread

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Big data helps identify better way to research breast cancer’s spread

Scientists are using a lot of genomic data to identify medical issues sooner in patients, but they’re also using it to assist their scientific counterparts in researching diseases…

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A New Rhomboid-like Protein that Helps Plants Produce Lipids

Monday, May 13, 2019
A new rhomboid-like protein that helps plants produce lipids

The Benning lab has identified a rhomboid-like protein that may help plant chloroplasts tune their lipid production. The study is published in The Plant Journal.  Lipids are molecules…

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MPS Doctoral Student Emily Lanier Awarded Prestigious NSF Fellowship

Friday, May 10, 2019
MPS doctoral student Emily Lanier awarded prestigious NSF fellowship

Emily Lanier, a Ph.D. student in the Molecular Plant Sciences Program (MPS) is a recipient of the 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The program, one of…

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Recreational Sports Improve Students’ Grades, Retention

Friday, May 10, 2019
Students Play Soccer, Academics

A new Michigan State University study adds to growing evidence that participating in recreational sports not only can help improve grades while attending college, but it also can…

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MSU Scientists Contributors to UN Sustainability Report

Thursday, May 9, 2019
MSU F&W scientists contributors to UN sustainability report

Two MSU sustainability scientists contributed to a landmark United Nations report which finds an unprecedented biodiversity loss, and calls for transformative changes to balance nature conservation and economic…

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Krajcik Elected to National Academy of Education

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Professor Joe Krajcik standing in a science lab

Michigan State University Professor Joseph Krajcik has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips…

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