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Doctor in Nigeria and MSU professor join hands to reduce infant mortality

A doctor in Nigeria and a professor at Michigan State University have teamed up to reduce infant mortality in the African nation. In the U.S., September is National Newborn Screening Month. In developing nations, however, lack of infant screening leads to unusually high rates of infant mortality. In the current issue of Clinical Microbiology and Infection, …

Public Event: Conquer Accelerator Launches Final Demo Week Road Show

  Public Event: Conquer Accelerator Launches Final Demo Week Road Show   Four startup companies share insights, pitch to investors and entrepreneurial communities in East Lansing, Detroit and Grand Rapids  When & Where: • 3.00pm – 5.00pm — Tues., Aug. 15th, 2017; MSU Hatch, East Lansing, 325 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823 …

The Two Sides of Plant Resistance: Growth and Defense

Published: July 13, 2017 The two sides of plant resistance: growth and defense Contact(s): Igor Houwat Plants need to delicately balance growth and defense on a daily basis in order to survive. Now, Michigan State University scientists’ research displays how genes responsible for plant defense influence plant growth. The team, led by Ian Major from …

MSU Innovation Center Recognizes Faculty and Student Inventors

2017 Awardees Honored at MSU Innovation Celebration Inside Spartan Stadium EAST LANSING, Mich., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The 2017 Innovation Celebration highlights ground-breaking technology from MSU labs and startup companies from across Michigan State University’s campus. Advanced automotive materials, electron microscopy, …

Ultrafast Laser Researcher Dantus Named 
MSU Foundation Professor

Michigan State University (MSU) Distinguished Professor Marcos Dantus has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. Dantus, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has pioneered the use of spectrally and temporally shaped ultrafast pulses and has invented revolutionary laser optimization instruments. According …

Don’t Feel Guilty About Holiday Eating

East Lansing, MI – ‘Tis the season for turkey, pie and more. While celebrating the holidays is supposed to be a festive, joyful time, for a lot of women it isn’t. But Michigan State University researchers have a new message for women this holiday season. They say women shouldn’t worry about overeating around the holidays. There …

From nuts to beer: Company builds revenue as craft brews grow

Brian Polowniak sliced and diced business plans and spreadsheets from 2011-13 for the $100 million investment arm of 5-Hour Energy entrepreneur Manoj Bhargava, deciding which early-stage companies were worthy of investments. Today, Polowniak is still slicing and dicing, but it’s chestnuts he’s working with, not spreadsheets, as president …

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to MEDC executive committee

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of David Washburn, of East Lansing, to the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s executive committee. The 20-member committee is charged with overall management and guidance of MEDC development projects and policy initiatives. “David is a talented professional …

Ken Frank Named MSU Foundation Professor

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Kenneth Frank has dedicated his research career to better understanding social structures and their impacts on organizations. His significant research, international recognition, and creative teaching methods, have led to Frank being named the latest MSU Foundation Professor and the first for the College of Education at Michigan …