MSU scientists discover ancient enzymes evolve new tricks
Pengxiang Fan, MSU postdoctoral trainee studying biochemistry and genetics, and Robert Last, Barnett Rosenberg professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, reported the discovery of two ancient tomato enzymes recruited to play a crucial role in the ongoing evolutionary arms race.View story photos
MSU alums use a new model to track vulnerable cheetahs
Population studies are critical for vulnerable and endangered animals because they help conservationists determine what efforts are needed to help the remaining populations persist.
Improving pollination could increase crop production
Crop yields for apples, cherries and blueberries across the United States are being reduced by need for more pollinators, according to new research.
New motion capture screening technology could slow progression of arthritis
MSU researchers set out to see if they could use motion capture technology to screen for differences between healthy hand movements and those in patients with osteoarthritis. This method could detect arthritis earlier.
MSU professor named fellow by the International Association of Pattern Recognition
Xiaoming Liu, professor of computer science and engineering at MSU, has been elected a Fellow of the International Association of Pattern RecognitionView story photos
Scientists ‘go the distance’ in electron transfer study
In a new study, the labs of David M. Kramer, MSU John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor, and Daniel Ducat, associate professor in the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laborator, explore how electrons can move across long distances within biomaterials, such as proteins.View story photos
Telehealth bridges and highlights rural health disparities
The expanded use of telehealth technology by medical professionals has the potential to produce healthier outcomes, but it also is exposing the disparities in health status that still exist in rural areas, wrote Kelly Hirko, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the Michigan State University College of Human MedicineView story photos
Ti’Air Riggins: Prolonging the function of brain implants
Earning this award not only makes me feel more confident in my writing and research abilities, but it validates the feeling that I belong, and that I have something significant to contribute to the field of neural engineering.View story photos
$1M grant from Luce Foundation launches interdisciplinary program on Mekong sustainability
With a $1 million grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Initiative on Southeast Asia, a MSU team of faculty and staff is working to foster environmental justice in Southeast Asia.View story photos
ComArtSci launches new programs
MSU is launching new degree programs to prepare communication professionals for the challenging work ahead. MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences invites undergraduate students to enroll in four new programs this fall, including public relations, information science, communication leadership and strategy and games and interactive media.