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.
Single gene separates queen from workers
Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers.
Ancient microbes discovered in bitter-cold Antarctic brine
Where there's water there's life – even in brine beneath 60 feet of Antarctic ice, in permanent darkness and subzero temperatures.
More to biofuel production than yield
When it comes to biofuels, corn leads the all-important category of biomass yield. However, focusing solely on yield comes at a high price.
New microscope captures movements of atoms and molecules
A new microscope invented at Michigan State University allows scientists to zoom in on the movements of atoms and molecules.
Tigers, pandas and people a recipe for conservation insight
The first big revelation in conservation sciences was that studying the people on the scene as well as nature conservation was crucial. Now, as this science matures, researchers are showing that it's useful to compare apples ...
Abusive leadership infects entire team
Supervisors who are abusive to individual employees can actually throw the entire work team into conflict, hurting productivity, finds new research led by a Michigan State University business scholar.
Hard rock life
Scientists are digging deep into the Earth's surface collecting census data on the microbial denizens of the hardened rocks. What they're finding is that, even miles deep and halfway across the globe, many of these communities ...
No peak in sight for evolving bacteria
There's no peak in sight – fitness peak, that is – for the bacteria in Richard Lenski's Michigan State University lab.
Should women 'man up' for male-dominated fields?
Women applying for a job in male-dominated fields should consider playing up their masculine qualities, indicates new research by Michigan State University scholars that's part of a series of studies on bias in the hiring ...
Genomics analysis demonstrates natural selection at work
(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Michigan State University has documented the step-by-step process in which organisms evolve new functions.