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A collage shows bright blue, white and green pill capsules on the left with a computer generated image of a brain made of silver nodes and lines. Credit: Wengang Zhai (capsules) and Growtika (brain) via Unsplash
June 21, 2024
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New MSU-led research uses technology related to ChatGPT to accelerate advances in medicine
An atomic nucleus is shown with blue neutrons and red protons clustered in its core. There is one proton,, however, that orbits that central cluster, creating what's called a proton halo.
June 17, 2024
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The first results from FRIB’s precision measurement program measure the mass of a rare isotope
Woman smiling in foreground of blurred Spartan Statue
June 12, 2024
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Awards
Medical laboratory science student Katie McGraw awarded Fulbright grant to research malaria
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, known as Sagittarius A*, or Sgr A*, appears as a bright spot against the backdrop of space in this telescope image, shrouded by X-ray light, which appears as clouds of red and blue. Credit: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Wisconsin/Y. Bai, et al.
June 11, 2024
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Spartans have uncovered new information about the galaxy’s central black hole, Sagittarius A*
Peter Lundquist
June 10, 2024
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The award supports Peter Lundquist’s search for “master regulators” in the stress response of plants
Rose Kithan-Lundquist sits at a lab bench. She is holding a pipette in her right hand.
June 4, 2024
Rose Kithan-Lundquist, a doctoral student in MGI, is inspired by her family to reduce food waste.
A collage of black and white photos of seven faculty members is shown against a geodesic light green background.
May 24, 2024
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Several researchers have been selected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
A micrograph shows a network of looping yellow lines intertwined with gently curved magenta traces. These show the position of glial cells (yellow) and neurons (magenta) in a mouse colon sample.
May 21, 2024
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NIH awards nearly $1.8 million to MSU to explore the cellular basis of visceral pain
An illustration shows wave-shaped purple, pink and orange contours nesting within each other and overlapping.
May 20, 2024
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FRIB reserachers are helping solve complex computational problems with a new method called wavefunction matching.
The printed program from the 2024 Classes Without Quizzes event was designed to look like a blue book for college exams. A closed copy of the program sits on a table showing that the cover reads “Classes Without Quizzes 2024” and has a spot to write a student’s name, subject, class, section, instructor and date. Behind it, a copy of the program is opened to a page featuring presenter Federica Brandizzi and shows how some of her work is helping prepare plants that astronauts can grow on space flights.
May 17, 2024
Alumni and friends of the college gathered to peer into the future of sustainability with Spartan student and faculty experts
Members of the Zipkin Lab
May 14, 2024
Researchers from the Zipkin lab look back at a century of change in statistical ecology.
Melanie Cooper
May 10, 2024
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Melanie Cooper, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education at MSU, was recognized for her transformative work.
MSU President Kevin M. Guskiewicz stands in front of a lectern on stage with an ASL interpreter and a sign that says “College of Natural Science.”
May 9, 2024
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Upgrades will help power innovation in plant science, agriculture and sustainability
Austin Pollock and Alex Pollock stand next to their invention, the Reel Free, a spool-like device that helps manage oxygen tubing to reduce tripping risks
May 7, 2024
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Björn Hamberger, Xuefei Huang and Alexander Pollack were among the 2024 awardees recognized by the MSU Innovation Center
A white dwarf star (center) pulls matter off its much larger yellow, companion star. An accretion disc forms around the white dwarf and, eventually, the material in this disc will undergo a thermonuclear explosion.
May 1, 2024
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Elias Aydi shares the story of a star explosion that will soon light up the night sky
Tammy Long and Kevin Guskiewicz
April 29, 2024
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“Dr. Long is a motivator, mentor and inspiration"
 An artistic recreation of MRSA. Michigan State University researcher Xuefei Huang is applying cutting-edge vaccine science in the fight against antibiotic resistance.   Credit: Jennifer Oosthuizen, medical illustrator. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Image Library.
April 24, 2024
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MSU, Harvard Medical School team up to expand vaccine science’s role in the fight against MRSA and other infections
 Tomato seedlings a few inches tall grow in small green plastic containers. Focus is on one plant in the center of the image, while the rest are out of focus.
April 24, 2024
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MSU researchers have made an evolutionary biology breakthrough
An illustration of an ultradense object surrounded by glowing blue and orange rings is superimposed over a collage of a particle accelerator facility and a grid of graphs showing different astronomical observations.
April 23, 2024
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FRIB researchers lead effort to merge nuclear physics experiments and astronomical observations
Mark Moorman
April 23, 2024
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The College of Natural Science’s annual event honored its outstanding alumni, faculty and students.
Shinhan Shiu, Gina Leinninger and Elise Zipkin (left to right)
April 19, 2024
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The College of Natural Science has three newly minted Red Cedar Distinguished Professors
Hao Zhang
April 18, 2024
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Zhang joins as the chair of the Department of Statistics and Probability
A computer graphic of the hemes in a crystal
April 10, 2024
Using molecular dynamics, researchers from the Kramer and Vermaas labs showed how electrons move through a crystal, jumping from heme to heme. The researchers found that the rate at which the electrons jump from one heme to another highly depended on the temperature of the crystal.
Cheryl Kerfeld
April 5, 2024
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Cheryl Kerfeld was a panelist at an event in Washington, DC commemorating US innovation at the nanoscale.
David Dvorak stands on the KBS Bird Sanctuary bridge that he helped establish
April 2, 2024
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Dave Dvorak's dedication to the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station helps this sanctuary for environmental research flourish and grow.
photo portraits: left, Libby Ashby; right, Aaron Philip
April 1, 2024
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Michigan State University students Libby Ashby and Aaron Philip have earned the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, becoming the university’s 54th and 55th Goldwater Scholars. 
Several blue droplets ringed by red circles fluoresce against a black background in a microscope image. A scale bar shows the droplets range between about 10 and 20 micrometers in diameter.
April 1, 2024
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Spartan researchers join a nationwide team to create a new way to design cell-sized microfactories that could help make medicines, biofuels and more.
A red squirrel
March 28, 2024
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Spartan researchers show deep biogeographic divides drive divergent evolutionary paths
The deep green vines with bright yellow flowers and cactus-like protrusions stand out against the rock and earthy-hued hills of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California.
March 28, 2024
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Researchers from MSU and UC Riverside have shown that viral diseases from farmland have spread to native habitats.
Kevin McGraw
March 28, 2024
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McGraw is the new chair of the Department of Integrative Biology, bringing “new dimensions of scholarship and leadership” to the university.
Three rows of clear centrifuge tubes are held in place by a chemical synthesizer inside a fume hood. The instrument illuminates the tubes with a blue light.
March 27, 2024
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Xuefei Huang is helping enable research into new potential therapies for cancer, brain disease, autoimmune disorders and more.
Four green plants as seen from above.
March 25, 2024
In a recent study in Plant Physiology, Michigan State University researchers revealed a misconception that had been growing in plant science about one of the fundamental puzzle pieces of photosynthesis. In correcting the record, researchers can now think about using this knowledge to improve plant function and grow more efficient crops.
A drawing of an apple with an MSU Spartan helmet logo sits above a text block that reads
March 21, 2024
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Classes Without Quizzes is an experience unlike any other where faculty will share an insider’s look at innovative research on environmental sustainability.
Maeve McLaughlin
March 18, 2024
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Maeve McLaughlin was one of 24 co-authors who published a commentary in the journal Cell.
Ice
March 18, 2024
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Spartan scientists are working to better understand and protect this resource that connects us all.
An illustration of an eclipse shows a yellow ring of sun shining brightly behind a moon shrouded in shadow.
March 14, 2024
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An MSU astronomer shares what you need to know for this and other out-of-this-world events on the horizon. 

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