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MSU Joins $20 Million AI Initiative For The Future Of Sustainable Agriculture

Thursday, August 27, 2020
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Michigan State University researcher Bruno Basso has a reputation for bringing ideas celebrated in the tech world to the farm field. The MSU Foundation Professor in earth and…

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Joint MSU, U-M Project Studying Effect of Inclusivity On STEM Faculty Receives $1.4M NSF Grant

Monday, August 24, 2020
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CLIMBS-UP, a collaborative research project between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan (U-M) to study inclusive environments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) within academia,…

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Scientists Go The Distance In Electron Transfer Study

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Electron movement – what scientists call electron transfer – powers many of life’s functions. For example, a good deal of the energy we derive from the foods we…

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Supporting Michigan’s Wine Industry In Challenging Climatic Conditions

Friday, July 24, 2020
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Despite the wine industry’s blossoming popularity, several factors can limit the success of wine grapes in Michigan’s climate. Paolo Sabbatini studies ways to mitigate damage. According to the…

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MSU’s Trail Leads Multi Funded Investigation Into Evolution Of Infectious Fungi

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
College of Natural Science

Fungi appeared on Earth around 1.5 billion years ago. Today, there may be as many as 5 million fungal species, and they are found everywhere, from the mushroom…

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Harnessing the Power of Biology Scientists Go the Distance in Electron Transfer Study

Monday, July 6, 2020

In one video, you see a dark, opaque surface, pulsating slowly. All of a sudden, a flash of light streaks across the surface with the intensity of a…

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Disparities in Biology Textbooks Explored

Friday, June 26, 2020
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Researchers from four universities, including Michigan State University plant biologists Marjorie Weber and Ash Zemenick, participated in a study to explore a potential demographic mismatch in scientists featured in biology textbooks…

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MSU Integrative Biologist Utilizes NEON to Illuminate Biodiversity

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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There is more to science than meets the eye. Take an ordinary Michigan landscape — white pines, black-eyed susans, white-tailed deer and a few chickadees — just random…

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Nature Provides Roadmap to Potential Breakthroughs in Solar Energy Technology

Thursday, June 11, 2020
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As policymakers increasingly turn toward science in addressing global climate change, one Michigan State University scientist is looking to nature to develop the next generation of solar energy…

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Brandon Rohnke Named AAAS Science Technology Policy Fellow

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Department of Energy

Brandon Rohnke, a postdoc at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL), has accepted an offer to be a Science & Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for…

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