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Awakening Immune Forces To Fight Virus-Driven Cancer

Monday, November 9, 2020
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As scientists continue technological advances into the largely unexplored genomic terrain of bacteria and viruses, our understanding of how they operate inside cells increases dramatically, delivering better answers…

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Decades-Old Discovery Of Shape-Shifting Bacteria Revealed And Revamped

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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Scientists from Michigan State University’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics  (MMG) in the College of Natural Science connected remarkable bacterial research across decades, from Minnesota to Michigan. Their results were published in the…

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Wilson Named President-Elect of American Chemical Society

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
MSU Chemistry building and Angela Wilson with ACS logo

Michigan State University chemist Angela K. Wilson has been named president-elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She will serve a three-year term (2021-2023) in the presidential succession. “I join…

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Putting MSU On The “Geopath” To Diversity In The Earth Sciences

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Image of Tourists taking in Gros Morne Park, Newfoundland, Canada where geoscientist Matt Schrenk conducts research.

With support from a two-year, $250,000 National Science Foundation GeoPAths grant, Matt Schrenk, assistant professor, and Julie Libarkin, professor, both from MSU’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) in the College of Natural…

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New Center of Excellence In Microscopy Established at MSU

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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The Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering at Michigan State University and Leica Microsystems, Inc., have combined efforts to establish the MSU IQ Leica Microsystems Center of Excellence. The…

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Udpa Named To Council On Future Mobility And Electrification

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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Satish Udpa, University Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and former Acting President of Michigan State University, has been appointed to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility…

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Liquid Nanofoam Could Be A Game Changer For Future Football Helmets

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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A liquid nanofoam liner undergoing testing could prolong the safe use of football helmets, says a Michigan State University researcher. When a helmet withstands an impact severe enough to cause a concussion to the player wearing it, the safety features…

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Mitchell Awarded Five-Year, $2.5 Million Grant to Develop Risk Assessment Training Program

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Microbes

Jade Mitchell, associate professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) will lead a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes…

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Mendoza To Tackle Greenhouse Gas Issues As A Scialog Fellow

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Jose Mendoza of Michigan State University has been named a Fellow for Scialog: Negative Emissions Science and will join 50 early-career scientists aimed at tackling the issues of…

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Cloud Recognized By Society of Experimental Mechanics

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Gary L. Cloud, PE, of Michigan State University has been granted the singular honor of being named an Honorary Member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM). Cloud…

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