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MSU’s Smith Wins American Chemical Society Award

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
front of MSU's chemistry building

Milton (Mitch) Smith III, Michigan State University professor of chemistry, has received the 2020 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Organometallic Chemistry, which is given to one individual…

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New Early Career Award Trains World-Class Postdocs, Advances Wheels of Innovation

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
group photo From front row left: Amy Ralston, Stephanie Hickey, Sakthival Kailasam, Hideki Takahashi; Back row left: Arjun Krishanan and Jian He

When it comes to cutting edge science, researchers in the Michigan State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) in the College of Natural Science lead the…

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Sun Selected as an Emerging Investigator

Monday, August 26, 2019
Faculty finds solutions for marginalized communities

Professor Liangliang Sun and his research group have made important progress in developing novel mass spectrometry-based analytical tools with extremely high sensitivity and high capacity for comprehensive characterization…

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NIH Grant Supports Research on Fungal Pathogens

Monday, August 26, 2019

Michigan State University plant biologist Frances Trail is part of a team of three scientists to recently receive a National Institutes of Health, or NIH, Research Project Grant…

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A New Way to ‘Hoard’ Resources in Nano-Sized Factories Targeted for Biotech

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Blue bacteria with coding in the background

The lab of Cheryl Kerfeld at Michigan State University has created a synthetic nano-sized factory, based on natural ones found in bacteria. This research could someday lead to…

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MSU Chemist Wins OpenEye Junior Faculty Award

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Gray shadow figure, with two strands of DNA running through it. One strand of DNA is blue and green, while the larger strand is gray and pink.

Michigan State University computational chemist Alex Dickson has received the highly competitive American Chemical Society, or ACS, OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry. The ACS is…

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MSU Foundation Supports Ideas from Lab to Marketplace

Monday, July 29, 2019
MSU medical student's invention brings mobile devices into sterile settings

Since its founding in the early 1970s, the MSU Foundation has been a beehive of activity, bringing together the worlds of higher education and economic development, tech transfer,…

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Fish Reveal Limb-Regeneration Secrets

Monday, July 29, 2019
Close up veiw of a gar fishes mouth, showing its teeth. With a blue sky in the background.

What can fish teach scientists about limb regeneration? Quite a bit, as it turns out. In the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Michigan…

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Conservation or Construction? Determining Waterbird Hotspots

Monday, July 29, 2019
A flock of birds in the sky with a red and yellow sunset in the background. In the left hand side of the picture there is a white barn and trees along the fence line.

Imagine your favorite beach filled with thousands of ducks and gulls. Now envision coming back a week later and finding condos being constructed on that spot. This many…

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Collaborative Digital Classroom Environments Focus of NSF Grants

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Side view of a laptop where a child is using the new program

As digital technologies and platforms become more and more integrated in the day-to-day way people communicate, collaborate and make decisions, teachers in K-12 and middle schools are looking…

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