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Probing How Plants Deal With Drought

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Up close image of cracked soil due to lack of water.

A new $1.2 million grant could help farmers bring more drought-resistant crops to their fields The National Science Foundation has awarded Michigan State University researcher Polly Hsu a $1.2 million…

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Awakening Immune Forces To Fight Virus-Driven Cancer

Monday, November 9, 2020
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As scientists continue technological advances into the largely unexplored genomic terrain of bacteria and viruses, our understanding of how they operate inside cells increases dramatically, delivering better answers…

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Wilson Named President-Elect of American Chemical Society

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
MSU Chemistry building and Angela Wilson with ACS logo

Michigan State University chemist Angela K. Wilson has been named president-elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She will serve a three-year term (2021-2023) in the presidential succession. “I join…

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Schmidt Chosen For NIH New Innovator Award

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Jens Schmidt with the NIH New Innovator Logo

The National Institutes of Health recently announced Michigan State University researcher Jens Schmidt as a recipient of its prestigious New Innovator Award to study how human cells repair…

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Strakovsky Awarded $2.1 Million Grant To Study Chemical Effects On Women’s Health Post-Pregnancy

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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A team of researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) led by Rita Strakovsky, an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Food Science and…

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MSU Awarded NSF Grant For Science DMZ

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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From addressing climate change to developing drug treatments, data is key to finding solutions to many global problems. Thanks to a National Science Foundation grant of nearly half…

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Three NatSci Faculty Members Receive NSF Early Career Awards

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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Three Michigan State University College of Natural Science, or NatSci, researchers are recipients of 2020 National Science Foundation, or NSF, Early CAREER Faculty Awards. The CAREER Award is one of…

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New Process To Identify Existing Drugs For Potential COVID-19 Treatments

Friday, April 10, 2020
coronavirus cell

In late January, as the world watched the growing COVID-19 epidemic with increasing unease, a Michigan State University laboratory, which specializes in the use of artificial intelligence and…

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Optical Tweezers Help in Quest for Better Cancer Treatments

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
telomerese graphic

Stem cells involved in replenishing human tissues and blood depend on an enzyme known as telomerase to continue working throughout our lives. When telomerase malfunctions, it can lead…

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Researchers Team Up to Find New Treatments for Orphan Diseases

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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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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