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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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MSU Foundation Professor Selected as Science Defender by Union of Concerned Scientists

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
College of Natural Science

Michigan State University’s Beronda Montgomery, an MSU Foundation Professor, was one of five individuals nominated by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) as a 2020 Science Defender. Montgomery, who holds…

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Learning What It Takes To Grow A Space Garden

Monday, December 21, 2020
Image of night sky with mountains

As the public buzz continues to build around sending a manned mission to Mars, even colonizing it someday, scientists are studying what it takes to survive such a long…

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Powering Up Stretchy Technology

Monday, December 21, 2020
Image of advanced materials stretchable supercapacitors

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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Plant Science In A New Light

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Researcher in a greenhouse with pink light

Michigan State’s research greenhouses are bringing in LED technology, an eye-catching, pink upgrade that saves energy and money. What do you get when you mix some green and…

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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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MSU Faculty Named Highly Cited Researchers For 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020
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Nine Michigan State University researchers have been recognized in the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List compiled by Clarivate Analytics. Each year, the Web of Science Group identifies the…

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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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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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Farms, Tables and Revealing Vast Impacts Between and Beyond

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Open farm field with irrigation system in the background

Bountiful harvests in one location can mean empty water reservoirs and environmental woes far from farmlands. A unique study in this week’s Nature Communications examines how food, energy, water and…

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