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How ‘Iron Man’ Bacteria Could Help Protect the Environment

Friday, January 8, 2021

When Michigan State University’s Gemma Reguera first proposed her new research project to the National Science Foundation, one grant reviewer responded that the idea was not “environmentally relevant.”…

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MSU Scientists Put The Heat On Microbes

Monday, March 23, 2020
rocks in a river

Hurricanes, floods, drought and fire. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent as the climate changes and can destroy entire landscapes — both visible and invisible. Like humans,…

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Microbes After Death Offer Public Health Insights

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Eric Benbow, assistant professor of entomology, pose on Wednesday October 22, 2014.

New research conducted at Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Nature Scientific Reports, shows that the postmortem microbiome ­– populations of micro-organisms that move…

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MSU’s McCabe: Microbes in Lab Mice Skew Research Results

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Laura McCabe, professor of osteopathic medicine, poses in her office on Monday February 11, 2013.

Michigan State University’s Laura McCabe, professor in the Departments of Physiology and Radiology, was recently highlighted in the prestigious magazine Science for her revelation that seemingly identical laboratory mice were…

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Fertilizer Use Could Reduce Benefit of Cellulosic Biofuels

Thursday, June 2, 2016
switchgrass crop

According to a new study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University, the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce a sharp…

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Microbes Could be Key for Better Yields, Stronger Plants

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Microbes

How can agriculture evolve to meet the demands of an increasing global population without compromising the integrity of the environment? Microbes just might be the answer. Michigan State…

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