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

Monday, January 11, 2021
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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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Nanomedicine Targets Cardiovascular Disease

Friday, January 8, 2021
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Michigan State and Stanford researchers have upgraded their Trojan horse therapies designed to fight one of the world’s leading causes of death. Led by Bryan Smith, an associate…

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Powering Up Stretchy Technology

Monday, December 21, 2020
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A Spartan-led research team has developed a new “4D printing” approach to help power stretchable devices. A team of researchers led by Michigan State University’s Changyong Cao has…

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Defying Gravity: A New Spin On Intro Physics For Life Sciences

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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A new curriculum developed and tested at MSU puts the focus on the physics that life scientists need The basic physics that a budding biologist needs to know…

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Zevalkink Receives NSF CAREER Award For Semiconductor Research

Monday, December 14, 2020
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A chemical engineering and materials science researcher at Michigan State University will use a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to improve the targeted design…

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

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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“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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MSU’s Ringle Earns U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Funding Award

Friday, December 4, 2020
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Michigan State University’s Ryan Ringle won a $356,000 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) funding award for research and development in accelerator science and technology for…

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High Honors For Spartans Advancing Science: Four Named AAAS Fellows

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, has awarded the distinction of fellow to four MSU faculty members this year. These individuals have been elevated…

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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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Building Soft Robots To Lend A Helping Hand (Or Four)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Spartan researchers have won a grant to develop next-generation machines to help humans in orchards and operating rooms Smarter. Better. Faster. Softer. That’s what Michigan State’s Zhaojian Li…

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