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MSU’s Liangliang Sun Earns NSF Early CAREER Award

Friday, October 4, 2019
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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
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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
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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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Faculty Position in Machine Learning Algorithms and Applications

Friday, September 6, 2019
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Join Michigan State University’s Global Impact Initiative, designed to address the grand challenges through the creation of over 100 new faculty positions in some of the most promising…

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Faculty Position in CryoEM

Thursday, July 11, 2019
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This position is part of MSU’s Global Impact Initiative, which aims to recruit 100 top-level researchers to MSU over the next five years. The Department of Biochemistry and…

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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
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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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