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Released: 24-Nov-2020 12:30 PM EST
$2.5 million DOE grant to help MSU researchers measure benefits of growing trees for biofuel
Mississippi State University

A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will benefit Mississippi State researchers in the university’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center studying the economic and ecological benefits of growing trees for biofuel production.

Newswise: MSU, USDA Agricultural Research Service celebrate new partnership, “Atlas” supercomputer housed in Starkville
Released: 1-Oct-2020 12:25 PM EDT
MSU, USDA Agricultural Research Service celebrate new partnership, “Atlas” supercomputer housed in Starkville
Mississippi State University

Building on decades of successful collaborations, Mississippi State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service celebrated the new “Atlas” supercomputer Wednesday [Sept. 30] with a virtual event.

Newswise: $5.7 million to fight global hunger awarded by Mississippi State-based Fish Innovation Lab
Released: 10-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
$5.7 million to fight global hunger awarded by Mississippi State-based Fish Innovation Lab
Mississippi State University

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish at Mississippi State University is awarding $5.7 million in grants to develop innovative approaches for helping solve hunger affecting more than 800 million people worldwide.

Newswise: MSU partners to establish network to help coastal birds
Released: 4-Feb-2020 1:25 PM EST
MSU partners to establish network to help coastal birds
Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State researcher is co-leading a new network of more than 100 wildlife scientists and land managers from across the U.S. to monitor and aid birds along the Gulf of Mexico.

Newswise: NSF Career Grant recipient advances physics research, outreach efforts at Mississippi State
Released: 24-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
NSF Career Grant recipient advances physics research, outreach efforts at Mississippi State
Mississippi State University

With help from a prestigious National Science Foundation Career Grant, a Mississippi State faculty member is working to advance his nuclear physics research and provide a new summer school experience for Mississippi students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Newswise: New MSU study corrects ‘fake news’ on social media
Released: 19-Dec-2019 10:35 AM EST
New MSU study corrects ‘fake news’ on social media
Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State University researcher and a recent graduate are publishing their new study on how the dissemination of correct information on social media platforms can shift public perception amid a wave of “fake news.”

Released: 6-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
MSU physics faculty’s breakthrough research resolves years-old proton size puzzle
Mississippi State University

This research, titled the “Proton Radius Experiment” and performed by a national scientific team including three MSU physicists, publishes today in Nature, the international journal of science.

Newswise: MSU president addresses international food and agriculture agency, expands partnerships in Rome
Released: 6-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
MSU president addresses international food and agriculture agency, expands partnerships in Rome
Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University’s work to address key challenges of the 21st century was the focus of a speech delivered by MSU President Mark E. Keenum in Italy today [Nov. 6].

Newswise: Opinion: Why I Celebrate National Wildlife Day
Released: 30-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Opinion: Why I Celebrate National Wildlife Day
Mississippi State University

I have been blessed these last three decades to pursue a career as a wildlife scientist at a land-grant university, working daily at the nexus of my vocation and advocation. So, celebrating National Wildlife Day comes naturally. However, in our increasingly urban society, many people may not understand my affinity for wildlife or even why we would celebrate a national day for wildlife.

Newswise: As Bonnet Carré Spillway closes, impact to seafood industry continues to linger, MSU economist says
Released: 26-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
As Bonnet Carré Spillway closes, impact to seafood industry continues to linger, MSU economist says
Mississippi State University

While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing the Bonnet Carré Spillway this week, economic impacts of its months-long opening are expected to be felt in the seafood industry for years to come.

Newswise: Treasures From Site of John the Baptist’s Martyrdom Brought to New Light Through Mississippi State’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology
Released: 24-Jun-2019 5:00 PM EDT
Treasures From Site of John the Baptist’s Martyrdom Brought to New Light Through Mississippi State’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology
Mississippi State University

E. Jerry Vardaman was the first to lead an excavation of the ancient site of Machaerus—the place in modern-day Jordan near the Dead Sea where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded by Herod Antipas. The excavation was in 1968 when Vardaman was affiliated with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, before joining Mississippi State in 1972 as a professor of religion and the Cobb Institute’s first director. Some of the palace’s treasures uncovered by the archaeologist only now are being rediscovered with the help of passionate scholars and the late professor’s family.

Newswise: Nature Ecology & Evolution publishes MSU study on marine exotic species
Released: 29-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Nature Ecology & Evolution publishes MSU study on marine exotic species
Mississippi State University

An associate director of Mississippi State’s Northern Gulf Institute is receiving international attention for his eye-opening study on the impact exotic species have on native marine communities.

Newswise: MSU biologist’s fossil study garners international attention
Released: 28-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
MSU biologist’s fossil study garners international attention
Mississippi State University

Research developed using an $832,000 National Science Foundation grant in a Mississippi State University biologist’s lab is gaining international attention this week in Current Biology, a premier bi-monthly scientific journal.

Newswise: MSU Technologies Lead to Better Survival, Bigger Catfish for Mississippi Producers
Released: 19-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
MSU Technologies Lead to Better Survival, Bigger Catfish for Mississippi Producers
Mississippi State University

Mississippi State-developed vaccination technologies are being commercialized to help the catfish industry save millions for the state that leads the nation in production.

Newswise: Mississippi State Develops Smartphone App to Test Lumber
Released: 19-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
Mississippi State Develops Smartphone App to Test Lumber
Mississippi State University

Determining the stiffest piece of lumber is now easier with a new smartphone app created by scientists in Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center.

Released: 14-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
MSU faculty member calls for data utilization to augment community resilience after lessons learned from Camp Fire
Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State civil engineering faculty member who researches resilience against extreme events and natural hazards is responding to lessons learned from California’s deadly Camp Fire by outlining how to utilize the power of data to improve disaster response and minimize economic loss and human harm in similar events.

Newswise: Cage-free unit added to Mississippi State poultry department
Released: 5-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Cage-free unit added to Mississippi State poultry department
Mississippi State University

A new poultry research facility at Mississippi State University is addressing the growing consumer and corporate demands for cage-free eggs.

Newswise: MSU Sociologist Investigates Community Impacts of Reduction of Goose Population
Released: 19-Oct-2018 4:10 PM EDT
MSU Sociologist Investigates Community Impacts of Reduction of Goose Population
Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State sociologist’s upcoming book explores how one rural community is adapting as shifting climatological conditions have eliminated more than 100,000 geese from a traditional wintering ground.

Newswise: Mississippi State’s Fitzkee garners $1.8 million NIH grant to study bacteria, surfaces and infections
Released: 25-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Mississippi State’s Fitzkee garners $1.8 million NIH grant to study bacteria, surfaces and infections
Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State faculty member and structural biophysicist is the recipient of a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how bacterial proteins attach to surfaces and impact public health.

Newswise: Mississippi State Physicists Net High Impact Experimental Result on the Weak Force
Released: 31-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT
Mississippi State Physicists Net High Impact Experimental Result on the Weak Force
Mississippi State University

Two Mississippi State physicists are seeing more than a decade of research yield a new high-precision result that will expand scientists’ knowledge of the weak force in protons. Published this month in the international journal of science, Nature, the Q-weak project conducted by the Jefferson Lab Q-weak Collaboration sought to precisely measure the proton’s weak charge, a quantity that signifies the influence the weak force exerts on protons. MSU Professors James Dunne and Dipangkar Dutta have worked with the consortia since 2004 and 2006, respectively.

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Released: 21-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Bulldogs in Australia: CHARGE Syndrome Conference Takes MSU Faculty, Grad Students on Research Adventure
Mississippi State University

School psychology doctoral students in Mississippi State’s College of Education are participating in the 13th Biennial CHARGE Syndrome Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Accompanying the students is MSU Assistant Professor of School Psychology Kasee Stratton-Gadke, a leading researcher of CHARGE Syndrome and founder and director of MSU’s Bulldog CHARGE Syndrome Research Lab, one of only two in the world where researchers are uncovering breakthroughs in treatment and prevention and providing crucial support to parents, families and physicians caring for individuals with the rare genetic condition.

Newswise: White House taps MSU’s Keenum to chair BIFAD board
Released: 23-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
White House taps MSU’s Keenum to chair BIFAD board
Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum was designated chairman of the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development (BIFAD) by President Donald J. Trump, the White House announced this week.

Newswise: MSU Study Finds Nature’s Call Unlocks Giant Panda Conservation Clues
Released: 19-Apr-2018 3:30 PM EDT
MSU Study Finds Nature’s Call Unlocks Giant Panda Conservation Clues
Mississippi State University

MSU researchers are trying to find ways to increase the overall success of breeding for giant pandas.

Newswise: New MSU Study Evaluates Wetland Restoration Efforts Along Gulf of Mexico
Released: 8-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
New MSU Study Evaluates Wetland Restoration Efforts Along Gulf of Mexico
Mississippi State University

A new Mississippi State research project will study a wetland restoration approach along the Gulf of Mexico, and findings will help improve future environmental restoration efforts.

Newswise: Harold Holzer Headlines Inaugural Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies at MSU
Released: 31-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Harold Holzer Headlines Inaugural Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies at MSU
Mississippi State University

Harold Holzer, a leading expert on Abraham Lincoln, will be the featured speaker for the inaugural Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies at Mississippi State on Nov. 30.

Newswise: Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and Williams Lincolniana Collection Unveiled at New MSU Facility with Nov. 30 Grand Opening
Released: 31-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and Williams Lincolniana Collection Unveiled at New MSU Facility with Nov. 30 Grand Opening
Mississippi State University

A $10 million addition to Mississippi State’s Mitchell Memorial Library, home of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and the prestigious Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, will be unveiled with a Nov. 30 celebration at the land-grant university.

Newswise: MSU genetics and evolution study receives $1.2 million NSF grant
Released: 2-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT
MSU genetics and evolution study receives $1.2 million NSF grant
Mississippi State University

Mississippi State is part of a new research collaboration sponsored by the National Science Foundation in which a colorful tropical butterfly is helping researchers investigate genetics and evolution.

Newswise: MSU Anthropology Professor Looks to the Past to Understand Modern Disease Transmission
Released: 14-Jul-2017 2:05 PM EDT
MSU Anthropology Professor Looks to the Past to Understand Modern Disease Transmission
Mississippi State University

A fascination with skeletons and the clues they provide about those who lived in the past led Molly Zuckerman to pursue a career in anthropology. Now an associate professor in Mississippi State University’s Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, Zuckerman is using lessons from ancient skeletal remains to guide insight into the spread of diseases today.

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Released: 23-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Small Chips, Big Impact: MSU Researcher Studies Cardiovascular, Sickle Cell Disease
Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State University researcher is developing new miniature models to better understand the factors that lead to heart disease and sickle cell anemia.

Newswise: Engineering Researcher at MSU Helps Design Artificial Lung Device
Released: 4-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Engineering Researcher at MSU Helps Design Artificial Lung Device
Mississippi State University

Children with chronic lung diseases often must wait months or even years for a transplant, while large, immobile hospital equipment that could help them breathe easier actually may worsen their condition by overtaxing already damaged lungs.

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Released: 6-Apr-2017 11:55 AM EDT
MSU Adds Master’s Program in Cyber Security and Operations
Mississippi State University

Building on its robust cyber security research and education programs, Mississippi State University is launching a master’s program in cyber security and operations.

Newswise: MSU’s Vahedifard Examines ‘Lessons From the Oroville Dam’ in Science
Released: 23-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT
MSU’s Vahedifard Examines ‘Lessons From the Oroville Dam’ in Science
Mississippi State University

A letter in Science magazine from a Mississippi State faculty member is examining lessons gleaned from the recent Oroville dam incident in California.

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Released: 16-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT
The Future of Water: MSU Researcher Studies Hydrology, Ecology with Practical Applications for Conservation
Mississippi State University

Researchers with expertise in a wide range of water-related issues will converge this month for the SEC Academic Conference to discuss the often complex issues related to the earth’s most life-giving resource.

Newswise: Grant Will Fund MSU and UK Research to Advance Understanding of Infant Head Trauma
Released: 10-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST
Grant Will Fund MSU and UK Research to Advance Understanding of Infant Head Trauma
Mississippi State University

A research collaboration between Mississippi State University and Cardiff University in the United Kingdom aims to increase understanding of infant head trauma.

Newswise: MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering Launches Biomedical Engineering Degree Program
Released: 3-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EST
MSU’s Bagley College of Engineering Launches Biomedical Engineering Degree Program
Mississippi State University

The Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University has expanded its undergraduate degree offerings to include a new opportunity in biomedical engineering.

Newswise: Book by MSU Researcher Focuses on K-12 Education Issues
Released: 2-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST
Book by MSU Researcher Focuses on K-12 Education Issues
Mississippi State University

An award-winning Mississippi State education faculty member is the author of a new guide for all involved in the kindergarten-high school learning process.

Released: 9-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST
Mississippi Added as a Full Member of Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex
Mississippi State University

The State of Mississippi has joined Alaska, Oregon, and Hawaii as a full member in the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) led Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex (PPUTRC), one of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) seven Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Test Sites.

Newswise: MSU Researchers Part of Iguana Hatchling Discovery in Cayman Islands
Released: 1-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EDT
MSU Researchers Part of Iguana Hatchling Discovery in Cayman Islands
Mississippi State University

A team of Mississippi State students and faculty is among a group of researchers working in the Cayman Islands that may be the first to demonstrate cross-breeding between Green Iguanas and Rock Iguanas is possible.

Newswise: MSU Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Encourage Women in Computing
Released: 21-Sep-2016 6:05 PM EDT
MSU Researchers Awarded NSF Grant to Encourage Women in Computing
Mississippi State University

A $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow researchers from Mississippi State University to encourage young women to enter science-based computing fields.

Newswise: Improved Pneumonia Treatment Focus of Current MSU Research
Released: 21-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Improved Pneumonia Treatment Focus of Current MSU Research
Mississippi State University

Streptococcus pneumoniae likely is not a term immediately recognizable by most individuals, even if they have had unpleasant run-ins with the common bacterium. However, experts at Mississippi State University are pioneering pathways to new treatment options.


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