Students design blanket to help jaundiced babies
Tackling Parkinson's disease
'Unzipping' poplars' biofuel potential
Cell resiliency surprises scientists
New research shows that cells are more resilient in taking care of their DNA than scientists originally thought. Even when missing critical components, cells can adapt and make copies of their DNA in an alternative way.View story photos
Away from the light: Students design blanket to help jaundiced babies
About 60 percent of infants are born jaundiced and many spend their first days of life isolated from their mothers underneath special lights that help them eliminate the excess bilirubin in their bloodstreams.View story photos
Jen Cordes Owen: Superspreaders of infectious disease
The world is experiencing an unprecedented increase in the amount of emerging infectious diseases, which pose significant risk to both wild and domestic animal and human populations. Individuals in a population, whether they are animal or human, can play very different roles in how diseases are spread.View story photos
New discovery helps solve mystery source of African lava
Floods of molten lava may sound like the stuff of apocalyptic theorists, but history is littered with evidence of such past events where vast lava outpourings originating deep in the Earth accompany the breakup of continents.View story photos
Craig Pearson: Brain storm
A triple major in neuroscience, biochemistry and molecular biology, and English, Craig Pearson crafted a one-of-a-kind academic program to accommodate the depth and breadth of his scientific and literary interests. In the process, he changed the way he sees the world. The triple-threat senior, who founded a literary journal for students with visual disabilities, has played key roles in research investigating treatments for blindness and examining brain activity in people as they read literature. As a Marshall Scholar, Craig will pursue doctoral studies at Cambridge University and continue to blaze a trail into the workings of the human mind and body.View story photosView story videos
MSU Innovation Center recognizes inventors and inventions
The MSU Innovation Center recognized the MSU Inventor of the Year, Innovator of the Year and Tech Transfer Achievement Award winners. Commended for their perseverance and creativity at the MSU Innovation Celebration, awardees were presented with plaques and a cash prize.
MSU physicists push new Parkinson’s treatment toward clinical trials
The most effective way to tackle debilitating diseases is to punch them at the start and keep them from growing. Research at MSU shows that a small “molecular tweezer” keeps proteins from clumping, or aggregating, the first step of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease.View story photosView story videos
Microbiology Day slated for April 26 at Impression 5
Impression 5 Science Center and MSU's Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics are hosting Microbiology Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 at Impression 5 in downtown Lansing.
Student entrepreneurs hope to impress Silicon Valley execs
Five MSU students have been chosen to attend the prestigious Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students e-Bootcamp, which will be held at Stanford University April 17-20.
'Particle Fever' featured in East Lansing Film Society film series
The Department of Physics and Astronomy, in conjunction with the East Lansing Film Society, present “Particle Fever,” a documentary directed by Mark Levinson that follows six scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland.