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Researchers Team Up to Find New Treatments for Orphan Diseases

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Stethoscope

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Michigan State University researcher a $2.1 million, five-year grant to search vast databases of existing drugs. Many of the drugs…

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Global Modeling of Natures Contributions to People

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
A bumble bee examines a flower growing in beal garden

Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. A wild bee buzzes through a farm, pollinating vegetables as it goes. Nearby, wetlands remove chemicals…

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MSU’s Liangliang Sun Earns NSF Early CAREER Award

Friday, October 4, 2019
Front of Chemistry building at MSU

Michigan State University chemist Liangliang Sun has received a 5-year, $670,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Award to develop a novel mass spectrometry-based analytical method to identify…

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MSU Researchers Collaborate on $2.7M DOE Grant to Study Sorghum

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Healthy growing crop of sorghum

Michigan State University researchers are part of a multi-university team that has been awarded a $2.7 million U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, grant for a new study…

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NASA Recognizes MSU CGCEO Faculty with Grant Awards

Monday, September 23, 2019
By Poulpy, based on work by NASA. - Derived from satellite imagery from NASA World Wind., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=90374

Faculty from the Michigan State University’s Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO) recently secured funding from NASA’s Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program for four projects studying the…

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Big Data Helps Identify Better Way to Research Breast Cancer’s Spread

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Big data helps identify better way to research breast cancer’s spread

Scientists are using a lot of genomic data to identify medical issues sooner in patients, but they’re also using it to assist their scientific counterparts in researching diseases…

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Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Launched in 2015, the Global Impact Initiative or “GI2” set out to hire 100 faculty investigators in promising new areas of research. To date, 85 new faculty at…

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CMSE’s Lin Releases Quantum Physics Phone Game

Monday, May 6, 2019

CMSE faculty Huey-Wen Lin recently released a National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) outreach phone game named “Quantum 3”. It is designed for K-12 students, but is open to all…

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Why a Smell Test Could Become Part of a Regular Doctor Visit

Monday, April 29, 2019
Lower face of a senior woman with lips ajar

A new Michigan State University study suggests that older adults with poor sense of smell may see an almost 50% increase in their risk of dying within 10…

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MSU Will Use $5M NIH Grant to Connect Dots Between Pesticides and Parkinson’s

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Crop field for pesticides and Parkinson's

A Michigan State University researcher is hoping to make a connection between pesticides, olfactory impairment and early symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases among aging farmers. Honglei Chen, a professor…

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