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MSU’s Science Festival Brings Science Celebration April 1

Thursday, March 25, 2021
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MSU’s Science Festival is returning for its ninth year to bring a free, virtual celebration for all science lovers. During April 1-30, MSU will host over 200 digital…

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Thomson, PhD Student, Awarded NRT-Impacts Fellowship

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Wild Type Arabidopsis Plants

Joanne Thomson, a Ph.D. student in the lab of MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory scientist Dr. Federica Brandizzi, is a recipient of a 2021 NRT-IMPACTS (NRT) fellowship. The NRT program at Michigan State University…

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Can Crops Become More Efficient?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Photo of a head of wheat in the field.

Michigan State, Eastern Michigan researchers have won a grant to probe a natural process that saps plants’ productivity. Plants were evolving for hundreds of millions of years before…

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MSU Named Top 10 Agriculture and Forestry College in New Report

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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Michigan State University is one of the top 10 agriculture colleges worldwide, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking by Subject report released in March. QS,…

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Natural Resources: Conducting Research at the Crossroads of Trees, Wildlife, Water and Climate.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Ourdoor photo of Corey Marsh

The latest issue of Futures from AgBioResearch illustrates the variety of research projects ongoing at Michigan State University related to Michigan’s natural resources. From combating invasive species, to…

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Probing How Plants Deal With Drought

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Up close image of cracked soil due to lack of water.

A new $1.2 million grant could help farmers bring more drought-resistant crops to their fields The National Science Foundation has awarded Michigan State University researcher Polly Hsu a $1.2 million…

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Plant and Photosynthesis: What’s Making Plants Lose Their Lunch?

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Aerial picture of crop land.

A new study from Michigan State University is shedding light on how plants could potentially become more efficient at photosynthesis. The long-term implications of this research range from…

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MSU Researchers Receive USDA Grant to Evaluate Blueberry Pest Management Strategies

Friday, February 19, 2021
Image of blueberry plant.

An MSU research team received a $325,000 grant to examine the effectiveness and cost of new blueberry pest management approaches. A team of researchers from Michigan State University…

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MSU’s Lenski Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, February 12, 2021
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During his ground-breaking E. coli Long-Term Evolution Project (LTEE), Michigan State University experimental evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski has witnessed the beginning and end of more than one lifetime—73,000 bacterial lifetimes and counting,…

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Fields of Breeders’ Dreams: A Team Effort Toward Targeted Crop Improvements

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Switchgrass

Community effort yields reference switchgrass genome, environmental adaptations data. Michigan State University plant biology researcher David Lowry is part of a study that examines the use of switchgrass in fighting…

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