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Schmidt Chosen For NIH New Innovator Award

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Jens Schmidt with the NIH New Innovator Logo

The National Institutes of Health recently announced Michigan State University researcher Jens Schmidt as a recipient of its prestigious New Innovator Award to study how human cells repair…

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Strakovsky Awarded $2.1 Million Grant To Study Chemical Effects On Women’s Health Post-Pregnancy

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
pregnant woman holding her stomach

A team of researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) led by Rita Strakovsky, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Food Science and…

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No-Till Agriculture Increases Crop Yields, Environmental Gains Over Long Haul

Monday, May 18, 2020
Two men standing in a crop field

Despite the environmental benefits of no-till agriculture, farmers often hesitate to change to this management approach due to uncertain economic returns. Sarah Cusser, postdoctoral research associate at the Kellogg…

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New Process To Identify Existing Drugs For Potential COVID-19 Treatments

Friday, April 10, 2020
coronavirus cell

In late January, as the world watched the growing COVID-19 epidemic with increasing unease, a Michigan State University laboratory, which specializes in the use of artificial intelligence and…

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Optical Tweezers Help in Quest for Better Cancer Treatments

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
telomerese graphic

Stem cells involved in replenishing human tissues and blood depend on an enzyme known as telomerase to continue working throughout our lives. When telomerase malfunctions, it can lead…

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Attacking Cystic Fibrosis at its Roots

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
chest xray

Breakthroughs in cystic fibrosis are finally happening. While the latest CF headlines tout a new genetic treatment that targets its underlying cause, a major challenge still remains: How…

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Global Modeling of Natures Contributions to People

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
A bumble bee examines a flower growing in beal garden

Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. A wild bee buzzes through a farm, pollinating vegetables as it goes. Nearby, wetlands remove chemicals…

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Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Launched in 2015, the Global Impact Initiative or “GI2” set out to hire 100 faculty investigators in promising new areas of research. To date, 85 new faculty at…

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CMSE’s Lin Releases Quantum Physics Phone Game

Monday, May 6, 2019

CMSE faculty Huey-Wen Lin recently released a National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) outreach phone game named “Quantum 3”. It is designed for K-12 students, but is open to all…

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Why a Smell Test Could Become Part of a Regular Doctor Visit

Monday, April 29, 2019
Lower face of a senior woman with lips ajar

A new Michigan State University study suggests that older adults with poor sense of smell may see an almost 50% increase in their risk of dying within 10…

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