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MSU’s Richard Lenski Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, February 12, 2021
Glass beakers with a black background.

During his ground-breaking E. coli Long-Term Evolution Project (LTEE), Michigan State University experimental evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski has witnessed the beginning and end of more than one lifetime—73,000 bacterial lifetimes and counting,…

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Plant Science In A New Light

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Researcher in a greenhouse with pink light

Michigan State’s research greenhouses are bringing in LED technology, an eye-catching, pink upgrade that saves energy and money. What do you get when you mix some green and…

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Finding And Fighting A New Hop Disease In Michigan

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Image of hop plants.

As Michigan’s hop industry grows, many of the state’s craft brewers would prefer to use locally-grown hops for their pilsners, ales and stouts, but a new species of…

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New Biofuel Production System Powered by a Community of Algae and Fungi

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

MSU scientists have a new proof of concept for a biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi. It lowers cultivation and harvesting…

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MSU’s Shade Receives NSF Award to Research Rare Soil Microorganisms

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Portrait photo of Ashley Shade with NSF logo

  Ashley Shade, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the MSU College of Natural Science, and in the Department of Plant, Soil…

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