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DOE renews funding for photosynthesis research at MSU
The three-year grant will allow PRL scientists to continue investigating how photosynthetic organisms work on the molecular level with an eye toward developing new technologies that improve human lives, particularly in the areas of bioenergy, industry and medicine.View story photos
MSU faculty awarded grants for COVID-19 research
The National Science Foundation recently awarded three Rapid Response Research, or RAPID, grants — grants given by the NSF for research focusing on urgent or immediate situations — to Michigan State University researchers for work regarding COVID-19.
MSU researchers to develop management tool for Chesapeake Bay watershed
Two MSU researchers will develop a multi-objective optimization tool to help agencies make better informed management decisions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed with a $1 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Ask the expert: How to prepare for the 2020 cicada invasion
If 2020 hasn’t been enough for you yet, how about the return of cicadas? MSU entomologist Gary Parsons answers questions about these critters, which are making their return from underground after 17 years.View story photos
Kandace Griffin: Finding alternative research techniques
My research is on the movement ecology of the invasive sea lamprey. We’re looking to supplement control efforts in the Great Lakes. Currently, we rely on a pesticide application to control the larvae, and that application is not always feasible.View story photos
Ellie Weise: Focusing on what we can control
I have an early round of data completed that I’m able to work with, so I’m finishing up the publication for that right now. But rounds two and three are delayed until we can get back on campus to do lab work, and I don’t know when that’s going to be.View story photos
New technology gives students and faculty a new way to learn
A new technology acquired by the Learning Assessment Center is dramatically improving medical education and training for students and faculty across campus.
Spartan designs no-touch tool for door handles
Executive MBA student Gabriel Escudero Borges has employed the Spartan spirit by designing his No-Touch Tool to help people avoid touching surfaces when leaving their home during the novel coronavirus pandemic.View story photos
MSU scientists shake up balancing act of plant metabolism
MSU plant biologists intercepted a connection between the central and specialized metabolism of the model plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, that may lead to a new, mechanistic understanding of how these two aspects of plant metabolism coordinate.View story photos
Study: How to identify patients most at risk from COVID-19 through nanotechnology
What if doctors could not only diagnose a COVID-19 infection but identify which patients are at the greatest risk of death before any major complications arise? One Michigan State University scientist believes nanotechnology may be the answer.View story photos