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Evolutionary Lessons from an Ancient Fish

Friday, August 31, 2018

Evolution and gars – freshwater fish with toothy snouts – are so intricately intertwined that one Michigan State University researcher created a vanity license plate, highlighting his dedication…

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MSU Scientists Closer to Solving Arthritic Condition in Teens

Friday, August 24, 2018
Andrea Amalfitano

A new Michigan State University study has found that a malfunctioning gene associated with a common arthritic disease that often starts in teenagers is now directly linked to…

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DUNE Collaboration Completes Interim Design Report for Gigantic Particle Detectors

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
LBNF-DUNE Graphic showing mi and km

The more than 1,000 scientists and engineers from 32 countries working on the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, or DUNE, hosted by the Department of Energy’s Fermilab, achieved…

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MSU Physicists Solve a Storied Problem

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Physics

Two “runners” are traveling around a track. They are running at different speeds. Eventually, they will get to opposite positions on the track. How do we get the…

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MSU Plant Biologist Receives NSF Grant to Study Natural Defense in Plants

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Michigan State University plant biologist Marjorie Weber is the lead investigator of a five-year, $1.1 million National Science Foundation Dimensions in Biodiversity grant to study the evolutionary dynamics…

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Modeling the Evolutionary Emergence of Diverse Microbial Metabolisms

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Elena Litchman and Christopher Klausmeier

Michigan State University Foundation Professors Elena Litchman and Christopher Klausmeier are the recipients of a two year, $360,000 NASA Astrobiology/Exobiology grant to fund research on modeling the evolutionary origin of…

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Scientists Find New Methods to Control Bacterial Factories for Biotech Aims

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The lab of Cheryl Kerfeld has announced a breakthrough in manipulating miniature factories, found in bacteria, that hold much promise in the biotech field. The factories, called bacterial…

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Distinguished Professor Elected to Quantum Molecular Science Academy

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Chemistry Building

Piotr Piecuch, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy, has been elected to one of physical science’s most exclusive learned societies,…

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IceCube Neutrinos Point Toward Long-Sought Cosmic Ray Accelerator

Thursday, July 12, 2018

An international team of scientists, including a Michigan State University physicist, has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can…

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MSU Researcher Earns DOE Award

Friday, June 29, 2018
Jaideep Singh

An MSU researcher has received a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program award. Jaideep Singh, an MSU assistant professor of physics at the…

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