Michigan State University (MSU) was established in 1855 and is located in East Lansing, Michigan. The student body exceeds 40,000 students and includes undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. MSU's work in technology, science and engineering is ranked high in the USA. MSU's graduate school in nuclear physics was recently named the 2nd highest school of its kind in the U.S. MSU is consistently rated in the Top 100 of public universities and is particularly noted for its high retention rate for undergraduate students.
Computer viruses could take a lesson from showy peacocks
(Phys.org)—Computer viruses are constantly replicating throughout computer networks and wreaking havoc. But what if they had to find mates in order to reproduce?
New gene could lead to better bug-resistant plants
(Phys.org)—The discovery of a new gene could lead to better bug-resistant plants.
Hyenas that think outside the box solve problems faster
Innovative problem solving requires trying many different solutions. That's true for humans, and now Michigan State University researchers show that it's true for hyenas, too.
Microbes help hyenas communicate via scent
(Phys.org)—Bacteria in hyenas' scent glands may be the key controllers of communication.
Time in a bottle: Scientists watch evolution unfold
A 21-year Michigan State University experiment that distills the essence of evolution in laboratory flasks not only demonstrates natural selection at work, but could lead to biotechnology and medical research advances, researchers ...
Plants unpack winter coats when days get shorter
(Phys.org)—Mechanisms that protect plants from freezing are placed in storage during the summer and wisely unpacked when days get shorter.
A young Picasso or Beethoven could be the next Edison
Good news for parents: Those pricey piano lessons or random toy parts littering your floors may one day lead to the next scientific breakthrough.
Global water sustainability flows through natural and human challenges
Water's fate in China mirrors problems across the world: fouled, pushed far from its natural origins, squandered and exploited.
Scientists urge new approaches to plant research
You'd be amazed at how much you can learn from a plant.
Massive data for miniscule communities
It's relatively easy to collect massive amounts of data on microbes. But the files are so large that it takes days to simply transmit them to other researchers and months to analyze once they are received.