Emily Steffke: Piecing it all together
When asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I’ve usually answered, “I have no idea.” But that isn’t necessarily true — A better answer is, “I have too many ideas — there are too many things I’m interested in to ever make a decision!”View story photos
Zinc transporter key to fighting pancreatic cancer and more
Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease harbor significantly higher levels of zinc and iron in their brains than healthy patients. Those with pancreatic cancer have an unusually high amount of a specific zinc transporter. So, controlling those levels could be an effective plan of attack against these diseases and others, said Jian Hu, MSU biochemist.View story photos
Putting others first — it's the Spartan way
The wait staff bustled about the busy restaurant on a Saturday as patrons dined and the jazz band played. Shannon Inman was there with family members to celebrate her birthday.
Shocking discovery explains powerful novae
Employing two powerful telescopes, astronomers at MSU have proven a theory that explains these super-luminous novae and other astronomical explosions. The results, published in the current issue of Nature Astronomy, indicate that powerful shockwaves amplify the explosions beyond any traditional scale for nuclear explosions.View story photos
MSU researcher earns U.S. Department of Energy Early Career award
Heiko Hergert, an MSU assistant professor of physics with a joint appointment in the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, has received a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Research Program award.
2017 Dean’s Research Scholars
The Dean’s Research Scholars are a group of outstanding undergraduate students who represent nearly 5,000 hard-working science and mathematics majors in the College of Natural Science.View story photosView story videos
Fighting an old enemy in the battle against cystic fibrosis
Michael Maiden, an MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student and doctoral candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, was recently awarded a traineeship from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help pursue his research of the disease.
Improving communication between parents and siblings of special needs youth
Parents and siblings of children with limited speech who took an innovative training program created by an MSU scholar significantly improved their ability to communicate with the special needs youth.View story photos
An odd job that makes a difference
The MSU Learning and Assessment Center, or LAC, is looking for individuals of all ages who are willing to serve as standardized patients. The LAC is a simulation training facility featuring recreated doctors’ offices and hospital rooms.
On the ground and in the air: On duty 24/7
Bridget Burns-King is a family nurse practitioner with Sparrow Health System in Lansing whose nursing skills were put to use 40,000 feet above ground.