Fighting Zika with 'mosquito factories'
Combatting some of the world’s most feared — and dangerous — diseases calls for unconventional thinking. MSU research Zhiyong Xi and his team have developed “mosquito factories” to help stop the spread of Zika and dengue fever in China and Mexico.View story photos
2016 Year in Review
Take a look back at the top MSU social media posts and comments of 2016.View story photos
A seat at the table
MSU's endowed chair positions draw top talent and create opportunity. They are invaluable when it comes to furthering scholarship, attracting funding and the best graduate students and faculty and opening possibilities for collaboration across campus and with partner institutions.
A better-nourished tomorrow
The world’s population is growing by about 200,000 people every day. That's tens of millions of people every year. To feed them, food production will need to increase by about 70 percent annually by 2050. MSU researcher Brad Day is working to create tools and technologies that will feed the world’s growing population by unlocking the secrets of plants to learn how they fend off diseases and survive in extreme conditions.View story photos
Babies’ fingerprints may hold the key to a lifetime of better health. In a first-of-its-kind effort, Spartan researcher Anil Jain and his team are using biometric technology to collect the fingerprints of infants in places that lack consistent health and identification records with the goal of tracking immunizations and treatments from birth.View story photos
Big Science? It's in our Nature
Across the MSU campus, Spartan researchers are accelerating solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the world — solutions that will make tomorrow healthier, smarter and more sustainable.View story photos
Diamonds: An engineer’s best friend
An MSU campus laboratory has been transformed into a high-tech diamond mine of sorts as Spartan engineers “grow” the precious gems layer by layer. Forget about fine jewelry — they’re researching and developing exceptionally durable diamonds for leading-edge electronic, mechanical and thermal applications as part of a global industry partnership.View story photos
Bringing Science To Life
As the need for improving science literacy grows in the United States, Spartan experts and educators across all disciplines are partnering to help ensure both student access and success and to help learners of all ages discover their inner scientist.View story photos
Outsmarting Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic resistance poses a threat to the health of humans and animals everywhere. That’s why leading agriculture, animal health and veterinary medicine experts at MSU are working to address the biologically complex issue. These Spartans are answering a global call to action to control infectious diseases for a safer, healthier world.
Spartans On Star Wars
Just in time for the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Jedi minds at MSU analyze the fictional galaxy far, far away. Take a look you will at Spartan experts as they weigh in on all things “Star Wars”—from film scores to fight scenes and social implications to the science behind it all.