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Nannochloropsis oceanica endosymbiosis with Mortierella Elongata

Symbiotic Relationship between Fungi and Algae Illuminates Algae’s Migration to Land

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Picture a typical documentary scene on the evolution of life. It probably starts with little bugs in a murky, primordial soup. Eons of time zip by as bugs…

Five medical students walking in a park

Progress Notes Tell an Important Story in Pain Medicine

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Medical records rarely tell a patient’s whole story. Even in the best of circumstances, details and nuances are often lost in records to a listing of symptoms recorded…

sun shinning through tress

Brake Proteins Needed When Photosynthesis Rates Are High

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Just as brakes are essential to a car whizzing down a highway, plants rely on special proteins to maintain high rates of photosynthesis without crashing. The big picture is this. Photosynthesis is…

MSU Entomologists Awarded $2.5 Million for Infectious Disease Study

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A team of scientists, including two from Michigan State University, has been awarded a four-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is aimed at…

sea lamprey on rocks

Sea Lampreys Drawn to Love Smell

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Some people are drawn to cologne; others are attracted to perfume. When it comes to sea lampreys, however, spermine smells like love. In new research led by Michigan…

The new racial disparity in special education

The New Racial Disparity in Special Education

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Racial disparity in special education is growing, and it’s more complex than previously thought. New research from Michigan State University examined how often black and Hispanic students are…