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How plants 'muscle up' against bacteria in the cold

January 26, 2018 - 10:22am
Michigan State University scientists have furthered our understanding on how a plant protein, called CAMTA, helps plants strengthen themselves as they anticipate long periods of cold, such as three to four months of winter in the American midwest or northern Europe.
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Spartan films to be featured in Thunder Bay International Film Festival

January 24, 2018 - 2:30pm
Film lovers, filmmakers, proud parents and students will be flocking to Alpena, Mich., this week for the sixth annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival.
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MSU professor named to prestigious IEEE honor

January 23, 2018 - 10:12am
John Luginsland, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computational mathematics, science and engineering at MSU, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, the world's largest professional organization for the advancement of technology.
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Digital Scholarship Lab first of its kind in U.S.

January 23, 2018 - 9:54am
Designed for multi-disciplinary use, MSU's Digital Scholarship Lab is the first in the United States to have an Igloo Vision visualization cylinder, which provides a shared experience in which multiple people can work together while surrounded by a fully immersive 360-degree projection screen.
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Protecting piping plovers

January 23, 2018 - 8:17am
Visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are often treated to tiny scurrying beachcombers - piping plovers. Future visitors, however, could see fewer of these celebrated shorebirds.
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Amalfitano recommended as interim dean of College of Osteopathic Medicine

January 22, 2018 - 4:24pm
Andrea Amalfitano, director of Michigan State University's Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, will be recommended for the position of interim dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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Ken Krolicki drafted in MLS SuperDraft by the Montreal Impact

January 22, 2018 - 1:31pm
Former MSU soccer standout Ken Krolicki was drafted by the Montreal Impact on Sunday in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft.
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International relations seniors nominated for national research fellowships

January 22, 2018 - 10:12am
MSU has nominated two Honors College seniors majoring in international relations in James Madison College for the nationally competitive James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program.
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Early enrollment for Flint Registry now open

January 22, 2018 - 9:31am
Residents of Flint who were exposed to lead-contaminated water from the city's water system can now pre-enroll for the Flint Registry, an effort to connect residents to programs and other resources that serve to minimize the effects of lead on their health, while promoting wellness and recovery.
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Robert Maleczka, Jr. earns seat on prestigious Chemical Sciences Roundtable

January 18, 2018 - 3:36pm
Robert Maleczka, Jr., MSU professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry in the College of Natural Science, was invited to join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Chemical Sciences Roundtable .
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Can mice really mirror humans when it comes to cancer?

January 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
A new MSU study is helping to answer a pressing question among scientists of just how close mice are to people when it comes to researching cancer.
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MSU to host world's largest research hub on China-Africa engagement

January 18, 2018 - 1:26pm
MSU will host the world's largest independent, interdisciplinary research network dedicated to China-Africa relations.
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$2.5M grant to help improve agricultural consumption of water, energy

January 18, 2018 - 10:11am
Around the world, irrigated agriculture is the largest consumer of water and one of the largest users of energy.
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Spartans conclude road trip with 67-55 win over Illinois Tuesday

January 18, 2018 - 9:32am
Three Spartans scored in double figures as the MSU women's basketball team captured its second-straight win with a 67-55 victory over Illinois Tuesday at the State Farm Center.
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Champions Classic moves up one week to tip off 2018-19 college basketball season

January 18, 2018 - 9:15am
MSU's basketball team will open the 2018-19 season on Tuesday, Nov. 6, playing in the State Farm Champions Classic on ESPN.
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Student projects recognized with MLK award

January 17, 2018 - 2:04pm
The Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award has been given to three MSU students whose work supports the ideals of inclusive excellence through topics of inclusion, diversity and marginalized populations.
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Rubber meets the road

January 17, 2018 - 10:37am
When will I see the road again? I mean, this stretch of bitterly cold, snowy weather makes me exhausted. Even the short drive to work is treacherous as the roads are covered in ice and snow. We had a quick reprieve last week when, surprisingly, the temperature shot up to 57 degrees - just long enough to melt things into a slushy mess. And then, on Old Man Winter's cue, the temps plummeted again turning the roads, once again, into ice rinks. Luckily, this week's road trips have been a lot better than they were earlier this winter. I finally got new tires on my little car which is like driving a completely different vehicle. I have low profile tires to start with, but until last week, they were soft, summer tires - not exactly what you want on these roads. I honestly felt like I was bambi on icejust hovering across the road with zero traction. I was always super careful and usually the slowest car on the road, but seriously, my poor little car was basically like Bambi. I consider myself a pretty experienced driver. I've been behind the wheel of every kind of vehicle, including high-powered sports cars, compacts, SUVs, sedans, pickup trucks and even a 15-passenger van (complete with beeping back up warning) across the plains of Iowa.
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MSU scientists open window into psychosis

January 17, 2018 - 8:41am
Why do some people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia experience psychosis, a disconnection from reality that can make them believe their actions are being controlled by aliens or the government? MSU scientists will use a $1.5 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate and potentially identify the brain mechanisms related to this peculiar behavior.
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John Verboncoeur: Driving our future

January 17, 2018 - 8:10am
MSU's self-driving vehicle is again being featured for its cutting-edge sensor technologies during AutoMobili-D at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit's Cobo Center from Jan. 14-21. AutoMobili-D is the mobility and technology exhibition of NAIAS.
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Yuan Liang and Biyi Fang: Improving satellite maps

January 16, 2018 - 4:41pm
Biyi Fang and Yuan Liang, doctoral engineering students, are working toward solving a problem regarding the pixel-wise segmentation on satellite maps.
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