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Spartans recognized for contributions to higher education

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Michigan State University College of Education Spartans were among 40 women honored by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education for their contributions to higher education during Women’s History Month. Faculty leaders Emily Bouck and Sheneka Williams were listed in the publication’s 40th anniversary special edition. The accolade celebrates “women who have made a difference in the …


How studying defensive bacteria may help human gut health

MSU Today

Thousands of types of bacteria live in the human gut. They help digest the food we eat and absorb nutrients, but these bacteria don’t just do this to be kind to humans, there is a benefit for them too. Elizabeth Heath-Heckman, an assistant professor in the College of Natural Science, has received a five-year National …


MSU’s Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Core completes $2.2 million renovation

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Michigan State University’s Research Technology Support Facility, or RTSF, consists of five analytical cores that offer researchers the tools they need to perform world-changing life science, from cryo-electron microscopy to advanced genome editing. Recently, the Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Core located in the College of Natural Science’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or BMB, …


MSU researchers find early, promising glioblastoma treatment

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A team of Michigan State University scientists has unveiled a potential game-changer in the fight against glioblastoma, the most common and currently incurable form of brain cancer. Their weapon of choice? A drug-like compound named Ogremorphin, or OGM. In laboratory experiments, OGM showed a remarkable ability to kill glioblastoma cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. …


DEI Training with MSU Innovation Center

The MSU Innovation Center recently completed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training, an Inclusive Leadership session led by Dr. Patricia Stewart and Dr. Anjam Chaudhary. This session was the first for this newly developed course and delved into the characteristics of inclusive leadership both at Michigan State University (MSU) and within the Innovation Center. The …


3 MSU faculty named Senior Members of the 2024 National Academy of Inventors

Michigan State University researchers Evangelyn Alocilja, André Bachmann, and Richard Lunt have been named Senior Members by the National Academy of Inventors. This year’s class of NAI Senior Members is the largest to date and hails from 60 NAI member institutions across the nation. Collectively, they are named inventors on over 1,000 U.S. patents with …


Spartans introduce a big new idea with the help of tiny plankton

Researchers at Michigan State University and the Carnegie Institution for Science have developed a model that connects microscopic biology to macroscopic ecology, which could deepen our understanding of nature’s laws and create new opportunities in ecosystem management. Reporting in the journal Science on Feb. 15, the team showed how microscopic relationships in plankton — such …


MSU researchers create more realistic synthetic human mini hearts

Thanks to advancements in the development of patented synthetic human-like hearts first created at Michigan State, researchers can study human heart development and congenital heart disease on highly accurate models. This is facilitating the development of new therapies and pharmaceutical drugs to treat a variety of heart-related diseases just in time for the observance of …


MSU Hits Research Milestone $844 Million in Expenditures

Michigan State University had an exceptional year for research volume in 2023, breaking previous records by achieving $844 million in total research and development expenditures. The increase of $84.8 million over the 2022 total of $759 million brings the university closer to its strategic plan goal of reaching $1 billion in annual research expenditures by …


Michigan State University researcher Shanelle Foster spends much of her time innovating 3D-printing techniques to make motors smaller and lighter.

These more sustainable machines are used in advanced manufacturing to increase efficiency and reduce their impact on the environment. She’s also a professor in the College of Engineering who invests just as much effort in the education of her students who will go out and build a better world. “Our mission is to graduate the …


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