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Our First Look at a New Light Absorbing Protein in Cyanobacteria

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria are tiny, hardy organisms. Each cell is 25 times smaller than a human hair, but don’t let the size fool you. Their collective ability to do photosynthesis…

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Data-Driven Characterization of Gene Expression in Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Student Research, Alzeimers

Lavida Brooks is a current Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She is studying human genetics under the advisement of…

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MSU Students Win at 2019 ASPB Midwest Meeting

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
ASPB Research Students

Michigan State University student researchers won multiple awards presenting their research at the 2019 Annual Meeting – Midwestern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists. Chase Lindeboom, an…

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Keeping Plants Nourished: the Workings of a Photosynthesis Backup System

Monday, March 25, 2019
Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is how plants ‘make their food’ and feed the rest of the planet. The key ingredient in that recipe is carbon. So, the process captures energy from…

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Keeping Astronauts Healthy During Deep Space Missions

Friday, January 18, 2019
George Mias

When you get sick, a doctor or hospital is typically right down the road, a couple of hours away at most. But what if the nearest one was…

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The Source of Stem Cells Points to Two Proteins

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Stem Cells

Mammalian embryos are unlike those of any other organism as they must grow within the mother’s body. While other animal embryos grow outside the mother, their embryonic cells…

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7 MSU Ag-Bio Researchers Among Most Highly Cited

Friday, December 7, 2018
MSU Sign

Seven Michigan State University researchers have been recognized in the Highly Cited Researchers List, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics. The…

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How Bacteria Organize their Factories, and What it Means for a Bioeconomy

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Deep in the bowels of the Arctic Ocean, or floating at the edges of scalding hot springs at Yellowstone National Park, cyanobacteria thrive in conditions that kill most…

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MSU Team Wins Bronze at 2018 Synthetic Biology Competition

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

MSU’s 2018 iGEM has won a Bronze Medal from the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) global competition. iGEM brings together students from around the world to design synthetic biology…

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Understanding Viruses for Improved Human Health

Thursday, November 8, 2018

In Kristin Parent’s world of studying viruses that infect bacteria, she knows if there’s a host, there’s also a virus that can infect it. What she and her…

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