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MSU Professor Awarded Grant to Improve Fruit Quality

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Blueberry bushes

Michigan State University blueberry breeder awarded USDA grant to improve blueberry and cranberry fruit quality Patrick Edger, assistant professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Horticulture,…

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The Zillow App of Agricultural Regeneration

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Corn field

We can check the price of a home from a mobile app, but what if that technology could be used to shop for agricultural land — and simultaneously improve…

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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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Fish Reveal Limb-Regeneration Secrets

Monday, July 29, 2019
Close up veiw of a gar fishes mouth, showing its teeth. With a blue sky in the background.

What can fish teach scientists about limb regeneration? Quite a bit, as it turns out. In the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Michigan…

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The Study of Cucumber Resistance to Phytophthora Capsici

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Student Research, Cucumbers

Ben Mansfeld is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Program, studying under Dr. Rebecca Grumet in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University….

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Uncovering the Inner Workings of Marek’s Disease

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Alec Steep is a PhD student currently enrolled in the Genetics Program at Michigan State University. The primary focus of his doctoral dissertation is uncovering the genetic mechanisms…

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More Genes Turned on When Plants Compete

Monday, May 15, 2017
Maren Friesen

According to Maren Friesen, a Michigan State University plant biologist whose work is featured in a special issue of the Journal of Ecology, the lessons of plant diversity and…

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Discovery Reveals How Genes Help Cells Fight Bacteria

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Monique Floer, MSU biochemist, and Michael McAndrew, a genetics graduate student, and Alison Gjidoda, a former research technician in Floer's lab have discovered a cellular snowplow. Photo by G.L. Kohuth

A new discovery at Michigan State University has revealed how special genes stay open for business, helping diagram a mechanism that plays a key role in fighting inflammation…

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Genetics Could Make Feeding Dairy Cows More Efficient

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Michael VandeHaar

As the eighth largest dairy-producing state in the country*, Michigan is home to more than 400,000 dairy cows spread across farms with herds numbering less than 100 up…

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Proteins ‘Practice’ Before Changing Chromosomes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Drosophila

In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. But in research appearing in the…

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