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MSU’s Hammer Studying Ways to Thwart Staph

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Researchers led by Neal Hammer of Michigan State University have found that mixing together two different mutants of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria complement each other’s growth defects. “We discovered that…


Beach Buoys Used to Detect Water Contamination

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Beachgoers may soon be able to know in a timely manner if the water is clean enough for swimming, thanks to some new technology developed by researchers from…

Robert Hausinger

MSU Researchers Find How ‘Extraordinary Cofactor’ Is Made

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Researchers at Michigan State University have made new progress in understanding how microbial cells manufacture a recently discovered ‘cofactor,’ an unusually complex molecule that is attached to a…

Binbin Zheng

Learning Improves When Every Student Gets a Laptop

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new…

John Spink

Fighting Counterfeit Medicines on Global Level

Monday, April 25, 2016

Around the world, especially in developing nations, counterfeit medicines are a real problem. Until now, in many countries there hasn’t been a standard protocol to conduct investigations and…

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MSU Experiment Turns Greenhouse Gas Emissions into Algae

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New technology being tested at Michigan State University could change the way we look at algae. Development of the device, known as an algae photo bioreactor, is a…