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2019 Benchmark Report: URC Remains Tops in the U.S. in Medicine, Bio Science Talent

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Graphic showing URC is top in biomedical degrees

The three universities that make up Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) ― Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University ― continue to lead the…

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MSU Research History: Advances in Biometric Systems

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

2008 – Anil Jain, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering, creates an automatic image retrieval system that enables law enforcement agencies to match scars, marks…

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MSU Research History: Patented Arthroscopic Device Aids Surgeons

Thursday, September 30, 2004
Herbert Ross

2004 – Herbert Ross, associate professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University, and Mitchell T. Copeland, DO, who had a fellowship in arthroscopy, sports…

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MSU Research: Salt Substitute from Corn Starch

Friday, January 1, 1999

1999 – Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Kris Berglund patents his salt substitute made from lysine, which is fermented from corn starch. The salt substitute is marketed as…

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MSU Research History: Neck Brace to Save Race Car Drivers

Tuesday, January 27, 1987
neck brace

1987 – Professor of materials science and mechanics Robert Hubbard patents a safety device known as the Head and Neck Support device, or HANS, which he developed with race car…

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MSU Research History: A New Way to Teach Math

Tuesday, January 1, 1985

1985 – Michigan State University educational researchers Glenda Lappan, Elizabeth Phillips, William Fitzgerald and Mary Winter, with support from National Science Foundation (NSF) professional development grants, develop an innovative…

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MSU Research History: Cisplatin Discovery?

Friday, January 1, 1960

1960s – Chemistry professor Barnett Rosenberg and colleagues Loretta VanCamp and Thomas Krigas observe that certain platinum compounds inhibit cell division, and by 1969 demonstrate that these compounds…

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MSU Research History: Popcorn?

Sunday, January 1, 1950

1950 – Though popcorn has been available in Central and South America for centuries, Michigan State University Professor Stephen T. Dexter researched – and then patented – a…

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