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MSU professor awarded grant to improve fruit quality
Patrick Edger, assistant professor in the Department of Horticulture, was awarded a four-year, $1.13 million grant to discover genes associated with superior fruit quality traits in blueberries and cranberries.View story photos
MSU scientists solve half-century-old magnesium dimer mystery
Magnesium dimer, or Mg2, is a fragile molecule consisting of two weakly interacting atoms held together by the laws of quantum mechanics. It has recently emerged as a potential probe for understanding fundamental phenomena at the intersection of chemistry and ultracold physics, but its use has been thwarted by a half-century-old enigma — five high-lying vibrational states that hold the key to understanding how the magnesium atoms interact but have eluded detection for 50 years.View story photos
MSU animal scientist earns 2020 AVMA Humane Award
The American Veterinary Medical Association, or AVMA, has honored Janice Siegford as the winner of the 2020 AVMA Humane Award.View story photos
New study shines light on mysterious giant viruses
In a new study, a team of MSU scientists shed light on these enigmatic, yet captivating giant microbes and key aspects of the process by which they infect cells. With the help of cutting-edge imaging technologies, this study developed a reliable model for studying giant viruses and is the first to identify and characterize several key proteins responsible for orchestrating infection.View story photos
Richard Bryce: Recognizing Ellie Small
Ellie does not just treat disease; she takes care of people. She portrays love, enthusiasm and selflessness to all, no matter who they are or where they come from.View story photos
What does isolation mean in the age of the internet?
As public health officials are encouraging social distancing to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus strain, COVID-19, many Americans are practicing social isolation. MSU organizational psychologist Steve Kozlowski points to the tools and technologies available that can make isolation, well, less isolating.View story photos
MSU’s Gregg Howe elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Michigan State University plant scientist Gregg Howe has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, or NAS. Founded in 1863, the NAS is one of the oldest and most prestigious scientific membership organizations in the United States.View story photos
Free program supports educators in remote teaching
As PreK-12 and higher education schools shift to remote teaching in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, MSU faculty are developing free tools to support educators.
MSU faculty explores factors that make both potatoes and science teachers tick
Whether you are a seasoned researcher or a student teacher, it is never too late or too early to develop new investigative and pedagogical skills. But if you are a potato — one of the most important and nutritious food crops in the world — timing is everything.View story photosView story videos
Three NatSci faculty members receive prestigious NSF Early CAREER Awards
Three Michigan State University College of Natural Science, or NatSci, researchers are recipients of 2020 National Science Foundation, or NSF, Early CAREER Faculty Awards.