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Unlikely Gathering of Scientists Generates Extraordinary Research Team to Create the Fat Free Cell

Thursday, November 7, 2019
microscopic view of a fat cell

In late February 2019, the National Science Foundation, or NSF, gathered a group of scientists from widely different disciplines who rarely communicate — let alone collaborate — into…

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Can Solar Technology Kill Cancer Cells?

Friday, October 25, 2019
Solar cell

Scientific breakthroughs don’t always happen in labs. For Sophia and Richard Lunt, Michigan State University researchers, many of their breakthroughs happen during neighborhood walks. The married couple’s step-by-step…

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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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Data, Algorithms, & Computing for Studying Complex Diseases

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Arjun Krishnan is an assistant professor in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering, with a joint appointment in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Arjun…

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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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Virus Researcher Awarded Burroughs Wellcome PATH Grant

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Doing the ‘Samba’: MSU awarded first PATH grant

Kristin Parent, a Michigan State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or BMB, assistant professor and J.K. Billman, Jr. M.D. Endowed Research Professor, received a 2019 Burroughs Wellcome…

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

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The lab of Cheryl Kerfeld has created a synthetic nano-sized factory, based on natural ones found in bacteria. This research could someday lead to new medical, industrial, or…

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Altering How Cyanobacteria Capture Light from the Sun Can Impact their Health

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Altering how cyanobacteria capture light from the sun can impact their health

Scientists have delved further into how cyanobacteria, one of the planet’s most abundant organisms, manage how they capture light to do photosynthesis. At the center of it all…

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Six NatSci Researchers Receive NSF Early CAREER Awards

Thursday, May 23, 2019
NSF CAREER Awardees

Six Michigan State University College of Natural Science, or NatSci, researchers are recipients of 2019 National Science Foundation, or NSF, Early CAREER Faculty Awards. The CAREER Award is one…

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