Science & Technology
Improving depression during and after pregnancy
Mohammad Maghrebi recieves Air Force Young Investigator award
Student earns Marshall Scholarship
Could common antihistamines become antidote to deadly chemical agent?
Animations explain agriculture techniques
Taking steps to tackle cancer: Researchers partner using solar technology
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MSU researchers create limited-edition purple potato chips
A new breed of potato is mutually beneficial to farmers, consumers and happens to be purple.View story photos
Six MSU individuals named AAAS fellows
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, has awarded the distinction of Fellow to six MSU faculty members this year. These individuals have been elevated to this rank because of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
MSU scientist excels while dealing with syndromes
Michigan State University biologist and doctoral candidate Kyle Card studies resistance to antibiotics. He became a scientist while dealing with the challenges of genetic syndromes that affect many parts of his body. He’s part of MSU’s Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training, an experimental program dedicated to empowering graduate student trainees to develop professional skills and experiences. Recently, reporters with WKAR News sat down with some of the BEST students to learn more about their inspiring life stories.View story photos
The nature of salmonella is changing – and it’s meaner
Salmonella is acting up in Michigan, and it could be a model for what’s happening in other states, according to a new MSU study.View story photos
Three faculty named 2019 highly cited researchers
Three MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, or PRL, researchers have been recognized in the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List compiled by Clarivate Analytics.View story photos
MSU entomologists lead effort to improve beetle identification
A team of scientists have developed a new online tool that will make it easier to identify Southeast Asian ambrosia beetles, a potentially destructive and invasive species.
Pregnancy-related depression rooted in inflammation
A runaway, inflammatory immune response may be responsible for triggering severe depression during and after pregnancy, according to a new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity.
Business and forestry researchers partner to create sweet revenue
Bahar Aliakbarian, research leader at the Axia Institute and fixed-term faculty in MSU’s Broad College supply chain management department, was recently awarded a grant to uncover ways to capitalize on cherry waste, in collaboration with researchers from MSU’s Department of Forestry.
Attacking cystic fibrosis at its roots
MSU and Spectrum Health are using a $2.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to examine the ubiquitous anaerobic bacteria found in all CF patients, which are often dismissed as a non-factor by scientists.View story photos
What will make grandma use her Fitbit longer?
For older adults, Fitbits and other activity trackers may be popular gifts, but they may not be used for very long. While counterintuitive, engaging in competition with family and friends decreases the odds of long-term use among older adults, perhaps because they feel it’s demotivating, according to a new MSU study.View story photos