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Protein ice cream company wins 2024 Rice Business Plan Competition

AP News

Ice cream company Protein Pints took home the grand prize at the 2024 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) April 6 as the best student ventures from top universities across the world competed for prizes in front of nearly 350 angel, venture capital and corporate investors and members of the business community. During his acceptance speech, Founder and …


New research explores the root cause of pain relief

College of Osteopathic Medicine

In the first of a series of studies, Zach Waarala, a third-year medical student at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, decided to dive deeper into one of the first things he learned in medical school – that, despite positive results for patients, there is a lack of basic scientific evidence behind the …


MSU Research Foundation Welcomes Five Startups to Incubator Facilities

MSU Research Foundation

EAST LANSING, MI — The Michigan State University Research Foundation welcomed five startup businesses to incubator facilities in East Lansing and Grand Rapids during the third quarter (January through March) of the 2023-2024 fiscal year. Joining the Technology Innovation Center (TIC) in East Lansing are: ADASTEC Corp, a software development company that enables public transit …


The MSU Product Center awards M&R Pickling the 2024 Value-Added Agriculture Award at the Making It In Michigan Conference

MSU Extension

On April 24, 2024, the Michigan State University Product Center recognized several food and beverage businesses for their achievements over the past year. M&R Pickling, a company founded in 2013 by Ruth Yoder, was recognized with the Value-Added Agriculture Award. From first dreaming of her business to now owning a 1224 sq. ft. facility, Ruth has shown …


Sticky Spoons Jam, LLC wins MSU Product Center’s 2024 Best Barrier Buster Award

MSU Extension

Each year the Michigan State University Product Center recognizes a client business for eliminating barriers to entrepreneurial success at the local, regional, or state level. Barriers related to financing, policy, labor, distribution, marketing, technology, and more are all considered. This year’s award was granted to Sticky Spoons Jam, LLC, based in Niles, Michigan, which specializes in …


Renaissance scientists in the Mendoza lab tackle climate change

Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research

José Luis Mendoza Cortés is working to solve some of the most important questions facing our planet. As a faculty of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Mendoza uses the laws of nature to develop computational algorithms with machine learning and artificial intelligence focused on tackling climate …


A vaccine to fight antibiotic resistance

College of Natural Science

Driven by the overuse of antimicrobials, pathogens are quickly building up resistances to once-successful treatments. It’s estimated that antimicrobial-resistant infections killed more than 1 million people worldwide in 2019, according to the World Health Organization. “There are worries that at the rate things are going, in perhaps 20 or 30 years, few of our drugs will …


Honoring the life of Bob Burgess

MSU Today

Robert “Bob” Burgess, a distinguished 1966 Michigan State University alumnus, esteemed business leader, and dedicated philanthropist, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. He was 79. “I am saddened by the passing of Bob Burgess and my prayers are with Georgia and the Burgess family,” said MSU President Kevin M. Guskiewicz. “We spoke shortly after …


MSU researchers set new standards and show how a new treatment helps patients with MS, ALS, Parkinson’s disease

MSU Today

Is it possible for nanoparticles to go through the digestive system and deliver medicine directly to the brain tissue? Researchers from Michigan State University say yes, and their latest findings are expected to benefit patients with neurodegenerative disorders like multiple sclerosis, or MS; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS; and Parkinson’s disease, or PD. “Our work …


New EPA PFAS ruling: MSU experts provide overview of changes

MSU Today

Municipal water systems must remove “forever chemicals” from their tap water under a new rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency meant to prevent deaths and serious illnesses linked to the substances. This limit is the first of its kind for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS, a toxic chemical used in everyday items …


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