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Researchers Team Up to Investigate Microbes and Their Effect on Plant Growth

Friday, May 17, 2019
Researchers team up to investigate microbes and their effect on plant growth

Michigan State University (MSU) microbiologist Cecilia Martinez-Gomez is co-principal investigator (PI) on a four-year, $1.77 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Dimensions in Biodiversity grant comprised of five research teams,…

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MSU Scientists to Study Bovine Microbiome Role in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Friday, April 26, 2019
MSU scientists to study bovine microbiome role in antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A multidisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists designed a study to probe how the intestinal microbiome of dairy cattle affects antibiotic resistance, a problem plaguing farms across…

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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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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Leveraging the Resilience of Microbial Communities to Support Stable Ecosystems

Monday, April 1, 2019

Microbial communities (or microbiomes) contain discrete populations of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses that interact both with each other and with their local environment.  Environmental microbial communities act…

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Gemma Reguera Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Gemma Reguera Research

Michigan State University microbiologist Gemma Reguera has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology…

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Cleft Palate Gene Mutations now Linked to Spina Bifida

Friday, January 25, 2019
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Michigan State University and Children’s National Health System researchers are the first to link mutations in a gene known as “interferon regulatory factor 6,” or IRF6, which cause…

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Faulty Immune Receptor Could be Reason Why Many Face HIV Complications

Monday, January 7, 2019
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For HIV patients, treatments that control the infection have come a long way. But many still struggle with a host of other disease-related complications such as neurocognitive disorders,…

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Translational Research: One Researcher’s Experience

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Andrea Amalfitano, Interim Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, discusses his translational research with Pompe disease, re-engineering…

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7 MSU Ag-Bio Researchers Among Most Highly Cited

Friday, December 7, 2018
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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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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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