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DOE Renews Funding for Innovative Photosynthesis Research at MSU DOE Plant Research Lab

Friday, May 29, 2020
Biochemistry building home of the Plant Research Lab

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the Michigan State University-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) an $11.25 million DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) competitive renewal…

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MSU Announces New Center for PFAS Research

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Woman in stream taking water sample

An interdisciplinary group of researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) is collaborating to form the MSU Center for PFAS Research, a new initiative to explore the health and…

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Researchers Discover Evolutionary Origins of Cat Attractant In Catmint

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
image of catnip flower

Catmint, or catnip, is a flowering plant in the mint family belonging to the genus Nepeta Lamiaceae that is well-known for its intoxicating effect on cats. This “feline”…

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MSU’s Gregg Howe Elected to the National Academy Of Sciences

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Gregg Howe in the lab

Michigan State University plant scientist Gregg Howe has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, or NAS. Founded in 1863, the NAS is one of the oldest…

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Big Data Helps Farmers Adapt to Climate Variability

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Aerial view of a cash crop feild.

A new Michigan State University study shines a light on how big data and digital technologies can help farmers better adapt to threats — both present and future…

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Lang Honored with National and International Awards for Fruit Research

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Close up image of five red cherries hang from a tree.

Gregory Lang, professor in the Department of Horticulture, was the recent recipient of two distinguished awards. The American Society for Horticultural Science’s 2019 Fruit Publication Award recognized Lang…

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Trustees Approve Funding Request For Greenhouse Expansion

Friday, October 25, 2019
plants in an msu greenhouse

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees is supporting a state funding request for the renovation and expansion of plant science greenhouses to enhance research and education. MSU…

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Carrying the LTER Torch Forward

Monday, February 4, 2019
Kellogg Biological Station

Nick Haddad saw leading the Long-Term Ecological Research projects as a perfect opportunity to continue the research that has defined his career. Last year, MSU’s W. K. Kellogg…

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