Preparing a unique breed of medical researchers
In 2018, they established the Dewey Memorial Endowed Scholarship, named after their late Newfoundland, Dewey. The $1.3 million endowment will help recruit top students to the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s dual-degree program, which educates, trains and prepares tomorrow’s clinician-scientists to help address evolving scientific, social, ethical, political and humanitarian challenges that face animals and public health care.
Machine learning model finds SARS-CoV-2 growing more infectious
A novel machine learning model developed by researchers at Michigan State University suggests that mutations to the SARS-CoV-2 genome have made the virus more infectious.View story photos
MSU vet clinic modifies hours, urges calling ahead
The MSU Veterinary Medical Center has modified its operations to maintain the quality and efficiency of its Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Service while protecting its clinical staff during the pandemic.
Social science LEADR creates over 10,000 face shields
Coordinating with the MSU libraries as well as other campus and local organizations, LEADR lent its Ultimaker 2+ Extended 3D printer for the production of plastic face shields and mask straps.
MSU’s Melanie Cooper, James McCusker land Royal Society of Chemistry honors
Melanie Cooper, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education, and James K. McCusker, MSU Foundation Professor of Chemistry, each received a prestigious award from the Royal Society of Chemistry, or RSC.View story photos
Disparities in biology textbooks explored
Researchers from four universities, including MSU plant biologists Marjorie Weber and Ash Zemenick, participated in a study to explore a potential demographic mismatch in scientists featured in biology textbooks and the students that use them.View story photos
A first-of-its-kind surgery for Sophie the cat
MSU veteriarians were the first to modify a tibial tuberosity transposition and advancement – or TTTA – procedure for a feline patient.View story photos
Using robots to assist neurological impairment recovery
A $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation is funding MSU research into ways robot-assisted learning can help patients better perform common daily activities.View story photos
Self-powered alarm fights forest fires, monitors environment
A team of MSU scientists designed and fabricated a remote forest fire detection and alarm system powered by nothing but the movement of the trees in the wind.View story photos
MSU researcher earns top ranking for computer science, electronics work
A Michigan State University researcher in the College of Engineering has the world’s top H-index ranking for computer science and electronics. The H-index is a measure of scientific research impact.View story photos