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McCusker named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry
McCusker named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

James K. McCusker, professor of chemistry in MSU’s College of Natural Science and director of MSU’s Center of Research Excellence in Complex Materials, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Stress relief makes for healthier corn crops
Stress relief makes for healthier corn crops

The MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory will receive approximately $700,000 of a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant over the next threee years to study how corn responds to environmental stresses, and how stress resistance can be increased through genetics.

Researchers, farmers collaborate to prevent E. coli
Researchers, farmers collaborate to prevent E. coli

A collaborative Michigan State University study researchers and farmers could lead to better prevention practices to limit dangerous E. coli bacteria transmissions.

Enhancing the value of biofuel crops with plant-based oils
Enhancing the value of biofuel crops with plant-based oils

Christoph Benning, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory director and a researcher at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, is working to increase the energy density of cellulosic biofuel crops by boosting the production of plant-based oils.

Keeping connected
Keeping connected

Whether in Connecticut or California, the Crawfords like to stay connected—with their family, their community and their alma maters.

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