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New Climate Change Study: Number of People Suffering Extreme Droughts Will Double

Monday, January 11, 2021
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Michigan State University is leading a global research effort to offer the first worldwide view of how climate change could affect water availability and drought severity in the…

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Nanomedicine Targets Cardiovascular Disease

Friday, January 8, 2021
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Michigan State and Stanford researchers have upgraded their Trojan horse therapies designed to fight one of the world’s leading causes of death. Led by Bryan Smith, an associate…

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Powering Up Stretchy Technology

Monday, December 21, 2020
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A Spartan-led research team has developed a new “4D printing” approach to help power stretchable devices. A team of researchers led by Michigan State University’s Changyong Cao has…

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Zevalkink Receives NSF CAREER Award For Semiconductor Research

Monday, December 14, 2020
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A chemical engineering and materials science researcher at Michigan State University will use a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to improve the targeted design…

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Researchers To Test Wastewater Statewide For Early COVID-19 Detection

Friday, December 11, 2020
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Michigan State University researchers have received $2.1 million in grant funding to test for the novel coronavirus in wastewater, which has the potential to be an early warning…

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Reincarnating Plastics: Research Team Earns $2M Grant To Reduce Plastic Waste

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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“Waste not, want not” was planted firmly in John Dorgan’s ethos as a kid, watching his father pull nails out of old boards for reuse. In that spirit,…

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MSU Biosystems And Agricultural Engineering Professors Receive Grants to Bring Agricultural Innovations to Developing Countries

Monday, November 30, 2020
African farms

Ajit Srivastava, professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) and Pouyan Nejadhashemi, MSU Foundation professor in BAE, are each part of…

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The Science Of The Season

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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Michigan State University researchers are helping keep the holiday season green and fragrant by dedicating their expertise year-round to Michigan’s flourishing Christmas tree and chestnut industries. Chestnuts Roasting…

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Building Soft Robots To Lend A Helping Hand (Or Four)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Spartan researchers have won a grant to develop next-generation machines to help humans in orchards and operating rooms Smarter. Better. Faster. Softer. That’s what Michigan State’s Zhaojian Li…

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MSU Hosts Mobility Forum Featuring Industry Experts, State Officials

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
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Michigan State University will assemble mobility experts from industry, government and its academic colleges and units to host an automotive industry virtual forum, “Accelerating the first/last mile for…

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