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MSU scientists uncover a 'funky cofactor'

July 2, 2015 - 2:05pm
While examining the chemical reactions of bacterial cells in a lab at MSU, researchers found an unusually complex molecule in a protein that completes a simple process. Their ensuing investigation discovered a link between the field of inorganic chemistry and that of the organic chemistry occurring all around us in nature. It was the first evidence of a new cofactor, the non-protein chemical compound that may be essential to several enzymes.
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MSU High 5: July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015 - 7:20am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
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The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus come to Wharton Center

July 1, 2015 - 12:51pm
The Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus of the United States Army Field Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 8 at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall.
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We're not alone - but the universe may be less crowded than we think

July 1, 2015 - 10:35am
There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new study led by Michigan State University.
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Mark Hollis announces coaching succession plan for wrestling

July 1, 2015 - 10:30am
Tom Minkel, who has directed the program since 1991, will retire following his 25th season at Michigan State in 2015-16.
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You've got a friend

July 1, 2015 - 8:44am
I can't get Randy Newman out of my head. Over and over the last week I've been singing "You've Got a Friend in Me" from "Toy Story" in my head. I wake up singing it, I fall asleep humming it and it tiptoes into my thoughts throughout the day. I haven't seen the movie in forever and I haven't heard the song in probably years, yet, there it is, out of the recesses of my memories front and center today. Our brains are crazy, wonderful, unpredictable things, aren't they? I think I first started singing it when I was thinking about friendship. "Toy Story" is one of my favorite movies about friendship (not to mention one of my favorites overall) and I've been thinking about friends a lot lately. I am very, very lucky. I have some pretty incredible friends. Sure, friends are wonderful to hang out with while having fun, but they're even more important when things get rough. I had a bit of a rough patch recently and without even stumbling, my friends were there. No questions asked, no assumptions made, no second-guesses, no hesitation - they were there when I needed them and I am eternally grateful. I have friends who I've known since I was three months old (hi, Shannon), friends I met just a few months ago (waves to Aimee), even a few weird Internet friends I've never met in person (that's totally a term of endearment and they know it) and I cherish every single one. I cherish even those who I've lost touch with or had a falling out with.
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Gary Willyerd: Showing students a world of healing

July 1, 2015 - 7:44am
I developed a love and appreciation for travel, international study and service when I had the chance to study in Austria after completing my bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan. A Michigan native, I returned to the state and attended MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, after which I embarked on a career in emergency medicine and administration.
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Andrew Chegwidden: The view is amazing

July 1, 2015 - 6:44am
At some point in your life you will be confronted with diverging paths in the woods. As you're standing there contemplating your decision, you might notice that each path seems just as fair as the other. Which one should you take? My suggestion? Take the one less traveled by; it makes all the difference. Trust me, I'm a doctor. Well, almost ...
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Gerald Rhead appointed interim director of MSU Global

June 30, 2015 - 3:09pm
Gerald Rhead, director of academic entrepreneurship and co-director of MSU's Food Knowledge Cloud, has as been appointed interim director of MSU Global, effective July 1.
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Campus Goes Green

June 30, 2015 - 2:48pm
Summer campers and families alike enjoy MSU's lush greenery of W. J. Beal Botanical Garden on June 29, 2015. Photo by student Jordan Jennings
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Helping shed light on a dark disease

June 30, 2015 - 2:40pm
As you step into the laboratory of Robert Abramovitch, you sense that something extraordinary is taking place. The Robert J. Schultz are helping fund that work.
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MSU to take over operations of (SCENE) Metrospace

June 30, 2015 - 2:34pm
This month, MSU's Department of Art, Art History and Design will take over the operation of (SCENE) Metrospace, an alternative art and performance space located in downtown East Lansing.
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MSU gardens ranked among best in the U.S.

June 30, 2015 - 12:41pm
According to Best Colleges Online, MSU's W.J. Beal Botanical Garden and Hidden Lake Gardens are ranked among the "50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S."
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Migrant Student Assistance Program grant funds renewed

June 30, 2015 - 10:27am
The U.S. Department of Education has renewed a grant of more than $2 million to allow Michigan State University to continue a program that provides much-needed assistance to students who are children of migrant farm workers.
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The 'America the Beautiful Tour' comes to Wharton Center

June 30, 2015 - 9:30am
The "America the Beautiful Tour" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 30 at the Wharton Center.
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MSU High 5: June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 - 7:09am
Here's today's MSU High 5 - a morning hello and the fastest way to get you up to speed with what's happening at MSU.
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Stuck on you: Research shows fingerprint accuracy stays the same over time

June 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. Though fingerprints are assumed to be infallible personal identifiers, there has been little scientific research to prove this claim to be true. As such, there have been repeated challenges to the admissibility of fingerprint evidence in courts of law.
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Sally Nogle honored with Tim Kerin Award

June 29, 2015 - 2:27pm
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Regan, Jamrog shine in national rowing spotlight

June 29, 2015 - 2:20pm
Two former Spartan rowers have been busy with successful runs at U.S. Rowing Regattas, as 2010 graduate Emily Regan (Buffalo, New York) won a pair of gold medals (in the straight four and the eight) at World Cup 2 on Lake Varese in Italy, and 2015 MSU graduate Olivia Jamrog (Edwardsburg, Michigan) qualified for the Under-23 World Championships as a part of the women's quadruple sculls.
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Two students collaborate with U.S. Marine Band

June 29, 2015 - 11:51am
Joe Krycia, a senior studying music composition, and Josh Kearney, an MSU doctoral student in conducting, were among just six young composers and conductors chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants for the National Band Association's 2015 Young Composer/Conductor Mentor Project.
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