Forgotten sex signals
Receiving 29-ton iron ore gift
Discovering star birth mechanism
Revealing atomic-level secrets
the new red
Learning about STEM through sailing
Grant to expand regional food businesses, increase food access
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems has received a $450,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation to expand the Michigan Food Hub Network, a statewide learning community that helps food hubs become profitable while supplying healthy food to low-income communities in Michigan.
Student research published in 5th volume of journal
Undergraduate student research engaging several areas of study – biofuels, music, emotional stress, Vietnam, exercise and religion – has been published in the fifth volume of the Red Cedar Undergraduate Research journal.
Batting practice in the genome
In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. But in research appearing in the current issue of eLife, MSU researchers found that spectator proteins are actually practicing up for the big game. They discovered that the proteins are biochemically interacting with thousands of regions of the genome to change the structure of chromosomal material, although only few of them actually are able to change gene expression.View story photos
Faculty conversations: David Juckett
For the last 30 years, David Juckett has dedicated himself to biomedical research at MSU.View story videos
Great Lakes’ viral invaders
Viral invasions would make for a good plot in the next Spielberg blockbuster, but according to MSU water researchers, it’s not a Hollywood fantasy. In fact, millions of tiny, dangerous microbes have been attacking native species in the Great Lakes for decades.View story photos
Lisa Lapidus: Using Physics to Treat Parkinson’s Disease
Developing effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, is one of the greatest medical challenges of the 21st century.View story photos
Forgotten sex signals
Sending signals to the opposite sex isn’t always a trait that’s passed on to animals’ offspring, according to new research conducted at MSU.View story photos
MSU enhances its mettle with 29-ton iron ore gift
A 29-ton sample of iron ore, a gift from the city of Ishpeming, Michigan, was placed outside the north entrance of the Natural Science Building, which houses the geological sciences department.
Can science predict gang killings?
Gang slayings move in a systematic pattern over time, spreading from one vulnerable area to the next like a disease, finds a groundbreaking study by MSU criminologists and public health researchers.View story photos
MSU astronomers part of team that discovers star birth mechanism
A team of researchers, including astronomers from MSU, has uncovered a process that may explain how the universe's largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after their peak years of star birth.