Scientists explore link between obesity and dementia with new grant
Two MSU scientists are now using a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to better understand the link between obesity and dementia.View story photos
Does dim light make us dumber?
Spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may actually change the brain's structure and hurt one's ability to remember and learn, indicates groundbreaking research by MSU neuroscientists.View story photos
MSU research on photosynthesis could transform how the process is studied
Michigan State University scientists have discovered a significant role that a particular protein complex plays in the process of photosynthesis, potentially changing how scientists study the process entirely.
Four students nominated for national STEM scholarship
Undergraduate students committed to becoming leaders in the fields of nuclear fusion energy, liver and cancer pharmacology, organic chemistry and landscape ecology have been nominated by MSU for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.View story photos
How plants ‘muscle up’ against bacteria in the cold
MSU scientists have furthered our understanding on how a plant protein, called CAMTA, helps plants strengthen themselves as they anticipate long periods of cold, such as three to four months of winter in the American midwest or northern Europe.
MSU professor named to prestigious IEEE honor
John Luginsland, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computational mathematics, science and engineering at MSU, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization for the advancement of technology.View story photos
Digital Scholarship Lab first of its kind in U.S.
Designed for multi-disciplinary use, MSU’s Digital Scholarship Lab is the first in the United States to have an Igloo Vision visualization cylinder, which provides a shared experience in which multiple people can work together while surrounded by a fully immersive 360-degree projection screen.View story photosView story videos
Protecting piping plovers
Visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are often treated to tiny scurrying beachcombers - piping plovers. Future visitors, however, could see fewer of these celebrated shorebirds.View story photos
Robert Maleczka, Jr. earns seat on prestigious Chemical Sciences Roundtable
Robert Maleczka, Jr., MSU professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry in the College of Natural Science, was invited to join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Chemical Sciences Roundtable .View story photos
Can mice really mirror humans when it comes to cancer?
A new MSU study is helping to answer a pressing question among scientists of just how close mice are to people when it comes to cancer.View story photos