The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation—and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Michigan State University has been advancing knowledge and transforming lives through innovative teaching, research and outreach for more than 150 years. It offers more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges and an affiliated law college. Many of MSU’s programs are nationally ranked.

In addition to its 5,200-acre campus in East Lansing, MSU operates 19,600 acres throughout Michigan for agricultural, animal and forestry research.

Students from all 83 counties in Michigan, all 50 states in the United States and about 130 other countries who are interested in combining education with practical problem solving are attracted to MSU.

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MSU News

May. 22, 2017
MSU astronomer Megan Donahue discusses the relative sizes of dark matter and dark energy among other recent findings about the universe in this video presentation.
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May. 22, 2017
A paper-thin, flexible device created in Nelson Sepulveda’s Michigan State University lab can not only generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well.
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May. 11, 2017
Michigan State University scientists have shown that gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technology can be quite effective in rhesus monkey embryos ­– the first time this has been demonstrated in the U.S.
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May. 11, 2017
The Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, administered by MSU’s Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has just released its 2016 report.
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May. 1, 2017
New research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because of what they see as a broken education system.
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May. 1, 2017
For the best chance of getting hired, former inmates should apologize for their criminal past to potential employers, indicates new research from Michigan State University.
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Apr. 13, 2017
Nicholas Skaff, an MSU doctoral student, is one of 15 researchers studying how road salt washing into lakes can smother aquatic life and reduce water quality.
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Apr. 7, 2017
Deconstruction, not demolition, says Rex LaMore, director of the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development, could end private property abandonment that has hindered communities for decades.
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Apr. 3, 2017
“A gene associated with mental health is overactive in refugees with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder…” says Bengt Arnetz, an Michigan State University professor of family medicine.
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Mar. 22, 2017
Hongbing Wang, physiologist at Michigan State University, has identified a single protein that may cause many behavioral symptoms as well as molecular and cellular abnormalities related to Fragile X.
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Mar. 22, 2017
Jose Teixeira, professor of reproductive biology at Michigan State University, says embryonic tissue, key to the development of a baby’s gender, could contribute to an enlarged prostate, or BPH.
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Mar. 10, 2017
“The vast majority of wrongful convictions are never discovered,” says MSU’s Barbara O’Brien, author of “Exonerations in 2016,” and editor of the National Registry of Exonerations.
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Mar. 3, 2017
Dan Bergan, associate professor in MSU’s Department of Communication, found 59 percent of Michigan survey respondents favor protecting the environment, despite economic risks.
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Mar. 3, 2017
MSU’s James Ireland, professor of reproductive physiology, explains that cattle have a relatively long reproductive cycle similar to women and they ovulate a single egg at the end of each cycle.
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Feb. 22, 2017
Emilio Moran, a renowned social and environmental scientist and Michigan State University Hannah Distinguished Professor, has been appointed to serve on the National Science Board of the National Scienc...
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Feb. 16, 2017
Maria Lapinski, professor in the Department of Communication, says a key hurdle for health communicators is smokers’ avoidance of messages – and nostalgia touches them.
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Feb. 8, 2017
Michigan State University researcher Judith Arnetz has found that violence toward health care workers – a problem of epic proportions – can be reduced with a structured program.
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Feb. 1, 2017
“When a new product is preannounced, the short-term reaction of the stock market is unreliable,” says Ahmet H. Kirca, associate professor of marketing in MSU’s Broad College of Business.
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Jan. 26, 2017
Caitlin Cavanagh, assistant professor in MSU’s School of Criminal Justice says, “…we need to educate parents about the juvenile justice system – about their rights, roles and responsibilitie
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Jan. 18, 2017
Using an experimental model of high-dosage acetaminophen, James Luyendyk and his team found that liver injury activated blood clotting, which then stimulated liver repair.
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Jan. 18, 2017
Low-flow water conservation systems may cause an increase in harmful chemicals and disease-causing organisms – such as Legionella, the most identifiable cause of waterborne disease in the U.S.
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Jan. 10, 2017
The Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture (M-AAA) selected eighteen projects – from hen housing to dairy cattle nutrition – to fund in a competitive grant process.
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Dec. 19, 2016
The book, which includes a detailed narrative discussing more than 130 buildings and is augmented by 150 illustrations, focuses on regional architects influenced by international modern styles.
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Dec. 7, 2016
Richard Sadler, assistant professor of public health, has found that decades of governmental, social and economic policies led to the city’s decline and ultimately to the contamination.
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Dec. 7, 2016
The 21st Century Infrastructure Commission, appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder, released its recommendations for Michigan’s transportation and sanitation crises.
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Dec. 1, 2016
The National Science Foundation award will fund operation of MSU’s National Superconducting Cyclotron as one of the world’s flagship nuclear and accelerator science research facilities.
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Nov. 23, 2016
Joseph Carlson, MSU associate professor, Department of Radiology, is leading a team studying lifestyle issues related to childhood obesity and other health risks.
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Nov. 23, 2016
Much of Detroit’s high-profile development is centered in a roughly seven-mile-square area of downtown and Midtown, says MSU researcher Laura Reese.
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Nov. 17, 2016
A Michigan craft brewery will be the first to feature century-old Spartan barley in a limited-edition lager called Russ’s Revival, named after Michigan State’s Russ Freed.
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Nov. 17, 2016
Voter satisfaction with democracy may have less to do with who wins an election and more to do with the gap between rich and poor.
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Nov. 9, 2016
Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Mi Zhang‘s AirSense warns of a problem with indoor air, plus identifies the source of the pollution and its remedy.
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Nov. 9, 2016
Lisa Biggs, assistant professor in MSU’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, is leading a production exploring Detroit’s 1967 civil unrest.
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Nov. 2, 2016
According to the latest State of the State Survey compiled by political scientist Matt Grossmann, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a wide lead among likely Michigan voters.
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Nov. 1, 2016
Geri Alumit Zeldes’ film features Hubert Roberts, a man who overcame prison time and a life-threatening illness to become a mentor to young men in his struggling hometown.
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Oct. 27, 2016
Steven Gray has developed a multi-faceted program to help non-scientists identify the complexities in environmental issues and make better-informed, collaborative decisions.
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Oct. 27, 2016
MSU’s Irina Kozlenkova has found that doctors are more likely to prescribe growth hormones for a child who does not meet federal guidelines for the therapy if the child’s family requests it.
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Oct. 19, 2016
Javier Pescador, professor of history at Michigan State University, has recorded oral histories of incarcerated youth in the Michigan Youth Arts Alliance.
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Oct. 11, 2016
MSU’s director of Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety Hayder Radha focuses on technology that integrates an autonomous vehicle with its environment.
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Oct. 11, 2016
MSU’s professor Laura McCabe has found at least one reason why even carefully controlled experiments such as drug trials often cannot be replicated.
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Oct. 4, 2016
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Sep. 28, 2016
“One party is battling for an ideology; the other is battling for groups of people,” says MSU political scientist Matt Grossman.
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Sep. 26, 2016
Nizar Lajnef, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan State University, has installed prototype sensors under the Mackinac Bridge.
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Sep. 6, 2016
New study by a team of researchers from Michigan’s University Research Corridor found positive stock returns on customer satisfaction far out-distance competitive market measures that have been in pla...
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Aug. 31, 2016
MSU biochemistry professor David Arnosti and colleagues found melatonin – produced by the brain only at night to regulate sleep cycles – suppresses breast cancer stem cells.
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Aug. 19, 2016
MSU’s Chezare Warren says teachers and administrators need to remember that urban black youth are resilient – and use it to help motivate and push students academically.
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Aug. 1, 2016
Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their early and late 20s.
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Jul. 19, 2016
Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior driven by the brain.
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Jul. 7, 2016
Rick Sadler, a public health professor in the MSU College of Human Medicine, identified areas of the city most in need of fresh food.
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Jun. 24, 2016
In Michigan State’s State of the State survey, more than half of the participants said they are better off this year.
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Jun. 13, 2016
The comprehensive guide is available from the Land Policy Institute (LPI) at Michigan State University (MSU), in collaboration with the MIplace™ Partnership Initiative.
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Jun. 13, 2016
Gemma Reguera, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, was recognized for her work with byproducts from microbial electrochemical reactors.
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Jun. 9, 2016
The new center’s projects include soil sampling and pollution remediation, pest and disease management, urban forestry, and indoor growing systems.
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Jun. 6, 2016
Bruno Basso‘s system of cropland evaluation and crop growth management has been named the 2016 Innovation of the Year by Michigan State University.
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Jun. 6, 2016
Michigan school districts get into financial trouble chiefly due to factors outside their control, according to a study by Michigan State University.
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Jun. 1, 2016
Joshua Cowen, associate professor of education policy at Michigan State University, found the state’s 18,000 homeless students are a month of learning (36 days) behind all other students.
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Jun. 1, 2016
Zhenmei Zhang, associate professor of sociology at Michigan State University, found the odds that blacks will develop such cognitive impairments as dementia were 2.52 times greater than for whites.
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May. 23, 2016
Jes Asmussen, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State, was recognized for his work with microwave plasm machines and processes to produce synthetic diamonds.
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May. 16, 2016
A new study led by Michigan State nursing and criminal justice researchers will assess healthcare needs of senior citizens and law enforcement responses to elder abuse cases.
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May. 10, 2016
A new study led by Michigan State University criminologist David Carter examines how some police departments are solving more murders than others.
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Apr. 28, 2016
Michigan State University’s Amber L. Pearson is the first researcher to find a link between health and the visibility of water, referred to as blue space.
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Apr. 28, 2016
Even though on-the-job deaths declined in Michigan last year, Michigan State University researchers found fatalities in agriculture increased, particularly related to tractors.
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Apr. 27, 2016
Michigan State University recently established the Plant Resilience Institute to conduct fundamental research to identify mechanisms that contribute to plant resilience and impact plant productivity.
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Apr. 25, 2016
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has selected Michigan State University as one of four statewide locations for its Regional Export Network.
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Apr. 19, 2016
Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey found that Gov. Rick Snyder’s approval ratings plummeted in the wake of the Flint water crisis.
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Apr. 19, 2016
Michigan’s tourism industry thrived in 2015 and is expected to remain strong through 2016, according to two Michigan State University researchers who presented their annual report recently at the Pure...
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Apr. 6, 2016
Michigan State University’s WKAR radio and TV will soon present a series of documentary video shorts and radio features that will cover how the people of Flint, Mich. – black, white, Hispanic, rich,...
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Apr. 5, 2016
A microbial protein fiber discovered by a Michigan State University microbiologist Gemma Reguera transports charges at rates high enough to be applied in manmade nanotechnologies. And because the org...
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Apr. 5, 2016
Chris Adami, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at MSU, found that in patients who have never taken medications to treat HIV, the virus’ proteins don’t evolve. However, patients who we...
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Apr. 5, 2016
Michigan State University has established the Institute for Research in Autism, Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (RAIND) to bring together a wide variety of multidisciplinary initiatives...
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Mar. 28, 2016
A strong majority of Michigan residents favor state aid to help the fiscally strapped Detroit Public Schools pay off its debts, a new Michigan State University survey says. In the latest release of Stat...
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Mar. 28, 2016
Michigan State University professor Joan Rose, a global water science expert and the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, was recognized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) for her r...
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Mar. 28, 2016
A research team of University of Pennsylvania and Michigan State University chemists has demonstrated the potential to use methane – the world’s most abundant hydrocarbon – not as a fossil...
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Mar. 3, 2016
Scientists at Michigan State University have discovered a new kind of stem cell, one that could lead to advances in regenerative medicine as well as offer new ways to study birth defects and other repro...
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Mar. 1, 2016
Teachers will be students again at Michigan State University thanks to a three-year, $600,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that will extend MSU’s Research Experiences for Teachers (RET).
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Mar. 1, 2016
People living in Flint affected by the ongoing water situation now have a new tool to navigate the available community resources. A new mobile device app called “Empower Flint” was developed by a te...
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Feb. 24, 2016
Access to clean water hasn’t been the only health issue facing Flint. Since 2008, Michigan State University public health expert, Rick Sadler, has been mapping out areas of the city that have had almo...
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Feb. 10, 2016
Michigan State University researchers will use nearly $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to test whether recycling and repurposing building materials is an effective solution to economic blig...
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Feb. 2, 2016
Consumer confidence in Michigan dipped slightly in the fall but remained relatively strong as the state continues to ride a long-running wave of financial optimism.
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Jan. 25, 2016
Why do humans and dolphins evolve large brains relative to the size of their bodies while blue whales and hippos have brains that are relatively puny?
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Jan. 14, 2016
Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital have announced a new Pediatric Public Health Initiative to address the Flint community’s population-wide lead exposure and help all Flint chi...
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Jan. 11, 2016
A bold, new collaboration between Michigan State University and Detroit Public Television will unite one of the world’s top research universities and a national leader in public broadcasting and commu...
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Dec. 15, 2015
MSU and John Spink not only defined the term “food fraud,” but they also are helping the United States and other countries establish the strategies to fight it.
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Dec. 10, 2015
The e-book version of a guide written by a Michigan State University journalism class that is designed to dispel biases and stereotypes about Muslim Americans is again available.
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Nov. 9, 2015
Creating more opportunities to motivate teachers, encourage students and empower young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is the inspiration behind the new Mich...
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Oct. 20, 2015
Over the last 12 years, Michigan State University’ s Product Center has launched 455 new businesses and expansions, resulting in $328 million in sales and the creation of 1,273 jobs in Michigan.
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Oct. 15, 2015
Michigan State University will accelerate key research areas through the recruitment of 100 new faculty members as part of the newly launched Global Impact Initiative…
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Oct. 8, 2015
The job market for college graduates is poised for a third straight year of explosive growth, as companies in most industries seek new talent, according to the largest annual survey of U.S. employers.
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Oct. 1, 2015
Michigan State University is teaming up with the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Indiana University and Van Andel Research Institute to implement a high-speed infrastructure that will al...
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Oct. 1, 2015
A combination of two medicines long used for treating other illnesses can stop the growth of a deadly childhood cancer, according to a recent study by a Michigan State University College of Human Medici...
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Sep. 30, 2015
Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in shortchanging the nation’s poorest students of critical math skills, according to a massive new study led by a Michigan State University education scholar.
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Sep. 30, 2015
A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels.
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Sep. 22, 2015
Frontiers in Computing and Data Science, a 2-day conference recently hosted by the newly created MSU Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, drew 115 individuals from universit...
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Sep. 18, 2015
MSU is leading the light- and heavy-duty vehicle component of the institute, a 122-member consortium funded by a more than $70 million commitment over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy. The ...
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Sep. 10, 2015
A new Michigan State University study, aimed at identifying early signs of Alzheimer’s disease among Latinos and Hispanics, could help delay or even prevent its onset thanks to a $5.67 million, 5-year...
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Sep. 3, 2015
On Tuesday, Michigan State University Press released “Privilege and Prejudice,” an autobiography of former MSU president Clifton Wharton Jr.
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Sep. 2, 2015
Dimitar Deliyski, an international leader in the field of voice and speech disorders, has been awarded the designation of Michigan State University Foundation Professor.
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Aug. 25, 2015
Doctors in MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Human Medicine teamed up to perform an uncommon cleft palate surgery on a dog, using a technique that will benefit both humans and Man’...
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Aug. 13, 2015
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Aug. 12, 2015
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Jul. 29, 2015
Michael P. Holsapple has been named director of the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) at Michigan State University.
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Jul. 23, 2015
A new discovery by Michigan State University scientists suggests that a common medication used to treat glaucoma could also be used to treat tuberculosis, even the drug-resistant kind.
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Jul. 22, 2015
Michigan State University has netted a $5.1 million National Science Foundation grant to explore the diverse world of mints.
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Jul. 7, 2015
When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds a national study led by a Michigan State University sociologist.
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Jun. 30, 2015
A team of MSU researchers has developed a technology that can turn transparent surfaces, from building windows to cell phones, into solar collecting surfaces – without obstructing the view.
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Jun. 30, 2015
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Jun. 29, 2015
Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. Though fingerprints are assumed to be infallible personal identifiers, there...
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Jun. 9, 2015
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Jun. 9, 2015
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May. 19, 2015
A Michigan State University researcher helped write a groundbreaking new report from the National Research Council that concludes scientific research is increasingly dominated by teams – a promising a...
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May. 14, 2015
Michigan State University researchers and their partners plan to create a model for teaching elementary students science while also improving their skills in math, reading and writing. The project is fu...
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May. 12, 2015
MSU AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its outlying research centers this summer. The annual field days, which run June through September, will highlight some of the current researc...
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Apr. 15, 2015
Nineteen National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows from Michigan State University have been selected for 2015 – the largest class of fellows for MSU since the program began in 1952.
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Apr. 15, 2015
A team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis – the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food.
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Apr. 14, 2015
Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and Broad College of Business will begin a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Business Administration joint degree in fall semeste...
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Apr. 14, 2015
A new academic department at Michigan State University will bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines and will serve to advance cutting-edge interdisciplinary science and the training of ...
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Mar. 23, 2015
Michigan State University researchers are key players in a new observatory that will study high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays coming from extreme sources in the universe, such as black holes, dark m...
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Mar. 18, 2015
Imagine a bridge or a dam that could sense a structural defect before it happens, diagnose what the problem will be and alert the authorities before something bad happens.
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Mar. 18, 2015
Malaria kills a child every minute. While medical researchers have successfully developed effective drugs to kill the malaria parasite, efforts to treat the effects of the disease have not been as succe...
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Mar. 10, 2015
A promising new natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is moving toward clinical trials. This will be a major step forward as there is nothing on the market that slows the progression of Alzhei...
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