Michigan State University

Chemical come-on successfully lures lovesick lampreys to traps

A synthetic chemical version of what male sea lampreys use to attract spawning females can lure them into traps and foil the mating process of the destructive invasive species, according to Michigan State University scientists.

dateJan 21, 2009 in
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Researcher nabs 'doubly magic' tin isotope

(PhysOrg.com) -- With help from newly developed equipment designed and built at Michigan State University, MSU researchers have been able to make first-of-its-kind measurements of several rare nuclei, one of which has been ...

dateDec 11, 2008 in General Physics
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Superman-strength bacteria produce gold

At a time when the value of gold has reached an all-time high, Michigan State University researchers have discovered a bacterium's ability to withstand incredible amounts of toxicity is key to creating 24-karat gold.

dateOct 02, 2012 in Biochemistry
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A poisonous cure

Take two poisonous mushrooms, and call me in the morning. While no doctor would ever write this prescription, toxic fungi may hold the secrets to tackling deadly diseases.

dateDec 04, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Scientists crack medieval bone code

Two teams of Michigan State University researchers – one working at a medieval burial site in Albania, the other at a DNA lab in East Lansing – have shown how modern science can unlock the mysteries of the past.

dateJan 03, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Process can cut the cost of making cellulosic biofuels

A patented Michigan State University process to pretreat corn-crop waste before conversion into ethanol means extra nutrients don't have to be added, cutting the cost of making biofuels from cellulose.

dateJan 22, 2009 in
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