New technology may detect arthritis earlier
Diversity, equity and inclusion in education
Does love + marriage = happiness?
ComArtSci launches new programs
Keeping MSU safe
Celebrating the Spartan class of 2020
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.
A smelly life lesson
“What in the world? What is that horrible smell?” That’s what ran through my head when I opened my car door and got in the driver’s seat this past weekend. I was grateful I was already wearing a mask. Between my eyes watering and starting to gag, the realization hit me. No, oh please, no. I got out and opened the hatch and, sure enough, there was the pungent proof of my error.View story photos
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 researcher earns grant to study effects of droughts
Michigan State University biologist Sarah Evans has received a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Environmental Biology to study the effect that droughts have on soil and the carbon cycling process — a critical determinant of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and future climate change.View story photos
Learning while meeting community needs
Lorelei Blackburn wants her students to do more than simply read, complete assignments, and take tests.View 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
Andrea Wendling: Changing the world
I practice in a small town in northern Michigan called Boyne City, where I've been able to work now for almost 20 years. I work with my husband, who is also a rural family doctor in a practice in our town that's associated with a critical access hospital, which is also one of MSU's rural training sites.View story photos
Supporting Michigan’s wine industry in challenging climatic conditions
According to the Michigan Craft Beverage Council, the wine industry generates more than 27,000 jobs and $2 billion of annual economic activity throughout the state. Wine grapes occupy more than 3,000 acres of Michigan farmland, with nearly 150 commercial wineries producing 3 million gallons each year.