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New Climate Change Study: Number of People Suffering Extreme Droughts Will Double

Monday, January 11, 2021
Photo of the desert with a cloudy sky and the soil is cracked.

Michigan State University is leading a global research effort to offer the first worldwide view of how climate change could affect water availability and drought severity in the…

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How ‘Iron Man’ Bacteria Could Help Protect the Environment

Friday, January 8, 2021

When Michigan State University’s Gemma Reguera first proposed her new research project to the National Science Foundation, one grant reviewer responded that the idea was not “environmentally relevant.”…

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Bringing Genomics into the Fold

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
confocal microscopy image of the beautifully dynamic endoplasmic reticulum

With a five-year, $1.95 million National Institutes of Health R35 grant, the Brandizzi Lab in the College of Natural Science is expanding its exploration of protein folding within plant cells, paving the…

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Researchers To Test Wastewater Statewide For Early COVID-19 Detection

Friday, December 11, 2020
Water with rain drop ripples.

Michigan State University researchers have received $2.1 million in grant funding to test for the novel coronavirus in wastewater, which has the potential to be an early warning…

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Reincarnating Plastics: Research Team Earns $2M Grant To Reduce Plastic Waste

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Image of plastic trash items

“Waste not, want not” was planted firmly in John Dorgan’s ethos as a kid, watching his father pull nails out of old boards for reuse. In that spirit,…

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NASA Funds International Team Of MSU And African Institutions For Global Carbon Research

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Forest in China

The NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program (LCLUC) has awarded $650,000 to a team of researchers from MSU and six African institutions for a project that will examine the role…

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By Design: Partnering to Develop Midwest Farming Systems of the Future

Friday, December 4, 2020
Aerial view of farm fields at Kellogg Biological Station

As farmers wrap up grain harvest across the Midwest, their eyes are on their yield monitors, tracking their farms’ performance this growing season. At Michigan State University’s W.K. Kellogg…

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MSU Biosystems And Agricultural Engineering Professors Receive Grants to Bring Agricultural Innovations to Developing Countries

Monday, November 30, 2020
African farms

Ajit Srivastava, professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) and Pouyan Nejadhashemi, MSU Foundation professor in BAE, are each part of…

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The Science Of The Season

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Close up of green chestnuts

Michigan State University researchers are helping keep the holiday season green and fragrant by dedicating their expertise year-round to Michigan’s flourishing Christmas tree and chestnut industries. Chestnuts Roasting…

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MSU Researchers Discover ‘Missing’ Piece Of Hawaii’s Formation

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Hawaiian Islands with graphic of mantle underneath

An oceanic plateau has been observed for the first time in Earth’s lower mantle, 800 kilometers deep underneath Eastern Siberia, pushing Hawaii’s birthplace back to 100 million years, says a Michigan State University geophysicist. The discovery came…

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