Impact 89 FM's Sci-Files to hold virtual Q& A session
Students will have the opportunity to talk to MSU scientists from The Sci-Files at 11 a.m. April 2 during a virtual Q&A session.
MSU faculty member talks about food safety and COVID-19
It is crucial, even within families, to make sure not to share food that someone else directly bit into or drank. Even though COVID-19, caused specifically by SARS-CoV-2, is not typically airborne (therefore, you don’t have to worry about contracting it from breathing air unless an infected person coughed near you), it is droplet-borne.View story photos
MSU scientists put the heat on microbes
What do microscopic rescue efforts look like, and can humans help? In a new study, published in a special issue of “Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B,” researchers in the lab of Michigan State University microbial ecologist Ashley Shade put microbes under extreme heat to find out.View story photos
Senior recognized for outstanding achievement in organic chemistry
MSU chemistry senior Natasha Perry was selected by the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry to receive its Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Achievement in Organic Chemistry.View story photos
MSU introduces alumni-student mentoring platform
Through a new campuswide mentoring platform, MSU CONNECT, alumni are mentoring MSU students who have shared backgrounds and career interests.
MSU research finds a new way to hack Siri and Google Assistant with ultrasonic waves
Think twice before recharging an iPhone on tabletops in public places like airports and coffee shops. MSU research found a new way for hackers to inexpensively target personal devices.View story photos
New study shows how light impacts a plants' greenness
MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory scientists are refining our understanding of how light wavelengths impact how plants develop their chloroplasts.
Loretta VanCamp: Spartan, lab supervisor, lifesaver
The foundation for one of the most successful modern treatments of cancer was first discovered in a Michigan State University lab in the mid-1960s. As lab supervisor, MSU microbiologist and researcher Loretta VanCamp played a critical role in the breakthrough development of the world’s leading anti-cancer drugs cisplatin and carboplatin alongside MSU biophysicist Barnett Rosenberg and then-graduate student Thomas Krigas.View story photos
Outsmarting antibiotic resistance
We live in a critical time when bacteria have demonstrated an ability to develop resistance to every known antibiotic, and new antibiotic development has been nearly nonexistent for more than 30 years. But there is hope.?Michigan State University researchers?are working to identify new antibiotics and treatment methods to combat life-threatening bacterial infections.View story photos
Robert Hausinger: 'Ah-ha' moments
Enzymes are proteins, they’re encoded in our DNA, all of the different types of chemical reactions essential to life are catalyzed by enzymes. I’m particularly interested in enzymes that contain metal ions. What the ions are doing, how they facilitate catalysis. If they’re not functioning well, then we can have genetic diseases because the right metal is not getting to the right enzyme.View story photos