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Changing fitness effects in long-term evolution experiment

College of Natural Science

The latest issue of Science magazine has a long-format research article on the bacterial populations in an experiment started in 1988 by EEB core faculty member Richard Lenski. With a team of researchers from Spain, France, and Harvard, Lenski and colleagues used high-throughput genomic methods to analyze the fitness effects of hundreds of thousands of …



Med students inspire fun and curiosity of the brain at Reach Out to Youth

College of Human Medicine

This year’s theme “Map Your Mind” gave young learners an opportunity to learn how the brain works through interactive stations, brain games and presentations by the medical students. Parents attended workshops with community leaders and health professionals. Building a pathway to medicine Reach Out to Youth is hosted by the college’s Student National Medical Association …


MSU study: Key mental health services could reduce jail time

MSU Today

A study published by Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association, titled Recommended Mental Health Practices for Individuals Interacting With U.S. Police, Court, Jail, Probation, and Parole Systems, identified 59 recommended mental health practices but found that United States counties, on average, offered only a few of them. “The importance of this study …


A Spartan changing the way we fight cancer

College of Engineering

The assistant professor Carolina de Aguiar Ferreira has the resources at Michigan State University to precisely target cancer cells with diagnostics and therapies using radioisotopes produced by what is designed to be the world’s most powerful heavy-ion accelerator. She works in the highly collaborative Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, or IQ, and the …


Nihar Mahapatra’s HeardAI team secures $5M grant to help people who stutter

College of Engineering

For people who stutter, Siri, Alexa, and other voice-activated artificial intelligence technologies can feel like foes rather than friends.  These technologies — hailed by most for their efficiency and convenience — fail on all counts for people who stutter like Jia Bin, an MSU doctoral student from China who leads the East Lansing chapter of …


MSUT Welcomes New IP Finance Coordinator Aaron Abood

We are pleased to welcome Aaron Abood, CPA, who joined the MSU Technologies (MSUT) team in mid-February 2024 as MSUT’s IP Finance Coordinator, working under Anne Di Sante, MSUT’s Executive Director. In his role, Aaron is responsible for coordinating, managing, and overseeing the accounting and financial aspects of MSU’s intellectual property (IP) policies, specifically related …


Bile acid breakthrough: MSU, Penn State researchers team up for microbiome discoveries

College of Natural Science

Ask someone what they think of when they hear the phrase “bile acids,” and you might get a few unpleasant answers. Ask Robert Quinn, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology housed in the College of Natural Science, and you’ll kickstart a conversation about some of the most versatile and …


FRIB Project Team Recieves Secretary Of Energy’s Achievement Award

FRIB

The FRIB Project team received a U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Secretary of Energy Achievement Award—DOE’s highest form of employee recognition for achievements—at the annual Secretary’s Honor Awards ceremony held 20 February. The event included an address from U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and award presentations from Deputy Secretary David M. Turk. The …


Project GREEEN advancing research on harmful plant insects

AgBioResearch

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With vibrant and valuable forestry and plant agriculture industries in Michigan, there are a multitude of reasons forest managers and growers want to protect plants. According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), forest products create roughly $22 billion in total economic output annually for the state. The Michigan Department …


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