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: The Artemis I launch stage is illuminated against a black sky at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s white Orion spacecraft is fixed to the top of the tall, cylindrical orange and white Space Launch System rocket. Bright yellow plumes are gushing from the bottom of the rocket as it begins its launch.
July 12, 2024
NASA awarded its Silver Achievement Medal to a multi-institution team that includes researchers from the College of Natural Science
Patricia Soranno
July 10, 2024
PatriciaSoranno will lead a chapter for this first-ever report to examine impacts of lost land, waters and wildlife
A large green poplar leaf speckled with water droplets
July 8, 2024
Spartan researchers have developed a way to get poplar trees to produce valuable molecules usually derived from shark livers
A schematic representing a microscopy measurement where a pulse of laser light (red curve) illuminates an atomically sharp tip (top) positioned above the sample surface. The graphene nanoribbon sits on top of a gold substrate. Experimental data is shown in blue, revealing the distribution of electrons above the nanoribbon.
July 8, 2024
A new technique reveals single atom misfits and could help design better semiconductors used in modern and future electronics
A close-up of a student’s hands filling out a blank table on a worksheet underneath a bar graph comparing Michigan and Wisconsin crop yields.
July 2, 2024
The Data Nuggets program is promoting data literacy while making science more relatable
A colorful molecular model. Green and purple ribbons depicting the heterodimeric cisprenyltransferase complex floating above gray, red and blue dots depicting a cell membrane.
July 1, 2024
The nearly $1.8 million award will support work in drug discovery through molecular dynamics research in plants
Don’t invite these bacterial baddies to your next barbeque
July 1, 2024
Michigan State University expert Shannon Manning shares information to help avoid the harmful germs that can ruin a cookout
June 27, 2024
The tool speeds up a crucial method in which nematodes help determine if plant-derived molecules are beneficial or harmful
A monarch butterfly perched on a milkweed plant
June 24, 2024
A team led by MSU researchers has revealed the leading cause of butterfly loss in the Midwest
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
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
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
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
Spartans have uncovered new information about the galaxy’s central black hole, Sagittarius A*
Peter Lundquist
June 10, 2024
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“Dr. Long is a motivator, mentor and inspiration"
 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
MSU researchers have made an evolutionary biology breakthrough
 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
MSU, Harvard Medical School team up to expand vaccine science’s role in the fight against MRSA and other infections
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
FRIB researchers lead effort to merge nuclear physics experiments and astronomical observations
Mark Moorman
April 23, 2024
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
The College of Natural Science has three newly minted Red Cedar Distinguished Professors
Hao Zhang
April 18, 2024
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
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
Dave Dvorak's dedication to the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station helps this sanctuary for environmental research flourish and grow.
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
Spartan researchers join a nationwide team to create a new way to design cell-sized microfactories that could help make medicines, biofuels and more.
photo portraits: left, Libby Ashby; right, Aaron Philip
April 1, 2024
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. 

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